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Justice announces winners of 3rd vaccine lottery

CHARLESTON — The prizes keep rolling out in Gov. Jim Justice’s “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” sweepstakes.

On Wednesday, Justice announced the winners in the state’s third drawing, including Heather Coburn, of Princeton, who snagged the $1 million prize. Coburn works at Bill Cole Automall, in Bluefield. She was surprised by Justice when she  joined her coworkers for a staff meeting.

 The lottery held to encourage residents to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

Several area folks scored goodies Wednesday, including James Sanson, of Fairmont, who was gifted a custom-outfitted truck, and  Samuel Powell, of Morgantown, who took home a lifetime hunting license. Michelle Holland, of Morgantown,  walked away the owner of a lifetime fishing license.

Jon Oberly, of Morgantown, was the recipient of a custom hunting rifle, and Tonya Myers, of Morgantown, won a custom hunting shotgun.

Grafton resident Cheryl Weaver will spend a weekend free of charge in a state park of her choosing.

Winning the pair of full four-year scholarships to any of the state’s  public institutions were Devin Dawson, of Alma, and Paige Stanley, of Parkersburg.   

 Week 3’s full list of winners

College scholarship winners: Devin Dawson, Alma; Paige Stanley, Parkersburg

Custom-fitted trucks: James Sanson, Fairmont; William Harris, of Clendenin

Lifetime hunting license winners: Joshua Butler, Charleston; Tiffani Hendershot, Parkersburg; Tina Holloway, Upper Tract; Amanda Loftis, Danville; Samuel Powell, Morgantown

Lifetime fishing license winners: Chelsea Bonnett, Nitro; Charles Dohring, Huntington; Michelle Holland, Morgantown; Christopher Smith, Bunker Hill; Sherry Sprinkel, Valley Bend

Custom hunting rifle winners: Tiffany Granger, Princeton; Jon Oberly, Morgantown; Carolyn Parrish, Charleston; Andrea Preston, Union; Sheila Rodgers, Moundsville

Custom hunting shotgun winners: Roger Cunningham, Elkview; Wima Keffer, Coal City; Tonya Myers, Morgantown; Michael Perdue, Oak Hill; Lisa Wright, Princeton

State park weekend getaway winners: Derek Alvis, Princeton; William Ray Arbogast, Wellsburg; Judith Bright, Sutton; Lois Cadle, Cross Lanes; Jeremy Clem, Barboursville; Leah Coburn, Princeton; Holly Conrad, Barboursville; Kelly Dayfield, St. Albans; Roy Durst, Mount Alto; Nancy Giacomo, Boomer; Earnest Gwinn, Meadow Bridge; Kimberly Holder, Alum Creek; Chris Jones, Pennboro; Orlyn Kelley, South Charleston; Terry J. Kidd, Fraziers Bottom; Charles Lockard, Ridgeley; Angalete McBrayer, Racine; Amy McIntire, Lewisburg; Robert Rinehart, Dixie; Jacob Smith, Arthurdale; Janet Smith, Vienna; Ethan Stack, Crab Orchard; Cheryl Wayts, Tallmansville; Cheryl Weaver, Grafton; Han Wu, St. Albans

To register

Haven’t won yet? Don’t worry — vaccinated West Virginians have four more chances to win.

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.

Online registration to be eligible to win in the next prize drawing will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Winners in that drawing will be announced July 14.

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

The final drawing will include a $1,588,000 prize and a runner-up prize of $588,000.

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