COVID-19

State announces first vaccine sweepstakes winners

Governor Gretchen Whitmer unveiled the first four winners of $50K daily drawings.

Four Michiganders have each won $50,000 in the first round of drawings as part of the MI Shot To Win Sweepstakes.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer made the announcement during a virtual presentation on Wednesday.

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Who Won: The four winners were:

  • Amber Berger, a registered nurse from New Baltimore
  • Adrienne Peterson from Southfield
  • Chris Ackerman from Detroit
  • Larita Lee, a retired factory worker from Wyoming

Context: State leaders launched the vaccine sweepstakes in an effort to prompt more people to get vaccinated. So far it doesn’t seem to have affected vaccination rates.

A $50,000 winner is being drawn each day during the month of July from those who received their first shot that day. There are also nine $55,000 scholarship prizes for people aged 12 to 17 and a $2 million prize. A $1 million prize has already been drawn but not yet announced.

People who have previously been vaccinated can register to be included in the $2 million drawing, which will take place in early August.

You can read more on Bridge Michigan.