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Vaccine lottery off to strong start in West Virginia

By Charles Owens, Bluefield Daily Telegraph

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s new vaccine lottery is off to a strong start.

More than 70,000 vaccinated residents of West Virginia have already signed up for the lottery in hopes of winning a million dollars come June 20.

Governor Jim Justice announced the news Tuesday during his bi-weekly virtual pandemic briefing, confirming that more than 70,000 people have already signed up for the “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change a life” vaccine sweepstakes.

The vaccine lottery is named after the Republican governor’s dog.

“On Father’s Day, we will make someone in West Virginia a millionaire,” Justice said.

West Virginians ages 12 and older who have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can register by visiting doitforbabydog.wv.gov

To read more: https://www.bdtonline.com/news/vaccine-lottery-off-to-strong-start-in-w-va/article_8f33dfd0-c8bd-11eb-9d75-03106e4e0b2e.html

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