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Second round of vaccine lottery winners announced

CHARLESTON —  Gov. Jim Justice announced the winners of 47 prizes, including a pair of college scholarships, as part of the second prize giveaway of the “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” Vaccination Sweepstakes Wednesday.

Online registration to be eligible to win in the next prize drawing will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Winners for that drawing will be announced July 7.

He was in Morgantown Wednesday afternoon to announce the $1 million winner at Kegler’s Sports Bar. There, Justice surprised Morgantown resident Sharon Turner with the check.

Area winners included Donna Montgomery, of Masontown, and Floyd Teeter, of Terra Alta, who scored lifetime hunting licsenses. Sharon Shaffer, of Bruceton Mills, took home a lifetime fishing license and Renea Hetrick, of Morgantown, and Brian Tephabock, of Masontown, will each receive a free weekend getaway at any of West Virginia’s state parks.

Justice hand-delivered one of the custom pickup trucks up for grabs to winner Tracy Brownell, of Frankford, presenting her with the keys at Hardee’s. Fittingly, the governor’s English bulldog Babydog, the giveaway’s official mascot, was present for the reveal.

Also on Wednesday, Jenna Atwell of Paynesville and Brendon Lee of Falling Waters were named as the winners of two full four-year scholarships to any public institution in the state.

Additional prizes announced Wednesday include five lifetime hunting licenses, five lifetime fishing licenses, five custom hunting rifles, five custom hunting shotguns, and 25 weekend getaways to West Virginia State Parks.

“Do It For Babydog” prize winners for June 30:

College scholarship winners: Jenna Atwell, Paynesville; Brendon Lee, Falling Waters

Lifetime hunting license winners: Larry Wayne Cox, Lindside; Andrea Lamb, Weston; Donna Montgomery, Masontown; Paul O’Dell, Canvas and Floyd Teter, Terra Alta

Lifetime fishing license winners: Patrick Bowles, Ashford; Abigail Mullins, Alderson; William Perkins, Washington; Keith Reed, Matoaka; Sharon Shaffer, Bruceton Mills

Custom hunting rifle winners: Aimee Cain, Elkins; Lindsay Erwin, Cross Lanes; Denzil Lynch, Elizabeth; Donald Reed, Princeton; Jason Vance, Beckley

Custom hunting shotgun winners: David Abraham, Charleston; Crystal Lockhart, Winfield; Marvin Maynar, Verdunville; Joyce Westfall, Clarksburg; David White, Ravenswood

State Park weekend getaway winners: Darrell Adkins, Lorado; Larry Arbogas, Scarbro; Judith Ash, Salem; Michelle Barr, New Haven; Amber Blankenship, Wheeling; Marion Brewer, Comfort; Tina Browning, Milton; Tracy Gore, Accoville; Renea Hetrick, Morgantowm; Ariana Hydorn, Barboursville; James Jackson, Gassaway; Mark Klug, Wheeling; Pauletta Kovalski, Wheeling; Melissa Mayes, Point Pleasant ; Robert McMahon, Follansbee; Robin Myers, Lumberport; Breanna Schoonover, Parkersburg; Janet Slider, Paden City; Danielle Stanley, Parkersburg; Pete Stark, Huntington; Brian Tephabock, Masontown; Shane Tyree, Beaver; Steven Utley, Lost Creek; Robert Waskey, Ravenswood; Mary Anne Young, Nitro

Vaccinated West Virginians have five more chances to win in the “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” Vaccination Sweepstakes.

All West Virginians who have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can register at for an opportunity to join the list of winners.

Additional prize drawings will be held weekly, with winners being announced each Wednesday through Aug. 4.

Free COVID-19 vaccinations are currently available to all West Virginians ages 12 and older.

All West Virginians interested in being vaccinated are encouraged to visit or call the West Virginia Vaccine Info Line: 1-833-734-0965. The info line is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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