CHARLESTON — Babydog was back on the road Wednesday, accompanying Gov. Jim Justice as he announced the latest winners in the vaccination challenge bearing the bulldog’s name.
This is the fourth week in the Do It For Babydog: Save a life, Change your life drawing, designed to encourage West Virginians to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.
On Wednesday, Justice announced the winners of 47 prizes, including a pair of college scholarships. Liam Cox, of Weston, and Christopher Ellis, of Bruno, scored two full four-year scholarships to any public institution in the state.
Locally, Morgantown resident Suzanne Abraham nabbed a custom hunting shotgun, as did Lloyd R. Williams, of Fairmont.
Michelle Coen, of Rivesville; Connie Cox, of Tunnelton; Andrew Dolog, of Rivesville and Jason Stanley, of Morgantown, will each receive a free weekend getaway at a state park of their choice.
Winners of two custom-outfitted pickup trucks were Grace Fowler, of Nettie, and Tom Sowers, of Belle.
The big prize — a cool $1 million — went to Timothy Jackson. He and several of his coworkers at West Virginia University’s Robotic Technology Center in Fairmont were called in for what they thought would be a simple meeting with the governor, when Justice and Babydog presented the check to Jackson.
Full list of winners
College scholarship winners: Liam Cox, Weston; Christopher Ellis, Bruno
Lifetime hunting license winners: John Carder, Peterstown; Catherine Leech, Wellsburg; Danny Miller, Spencer; Candace Nance, Milton; Nicole Newbraugh, Independence
Lifetime fishing license winners: Mary Hull, Buckhannon; Hilbert W. Lake, Ireland; Christopher McDougal, Charleston; Jordan Santonas, Glen Dale; Bryan White, Petersburg
Custom hunting rifle winners: James Ferrell, St. Albans; Wendy Gillespie, Peterstown; Crystal Johnson, Clarksburg; Randy McDowell, Cameron; Christopher Parker, Monongah
Custom hunting shotgun winners: Suzanne Abraham, Morgantown; Judith Dellinger, Mineral Wells; Breanna Mace, Charleston; Joyce Rohr, Buckhannon; Lloyd R. Williams, Fairmont
State park weekend getaway winners: Leah Bowes, Nitro; Bonnie Bunch, Moundsville; Dennis Coe, Cameron; Michelle Coen, Rivesville; Frank Coleman, Scarbro; Connie Cox, Tunnelton; Rebecca Dawson, Parkersburg; Andrew Dolog, Rivesville; Franklin Flowers, Red House; James Given, Richwood; James Gray, Elkview; Allen Howerton, Princeton; Thomas Donald Huffman-Ross, South Charleston; James Keys, Bridgeport; David Matthew, Elkins; Ariel Meade, Huntington; Barbara Phillips, Princeton; Robert Phillips, Elkins; Jared Rouchard, Charles Town; Jason Stanley, Morgantown; Diana Stark, Bridgeport; Kirk Vance, Clarksburg; Robert Watson, Belington; Chloe Williams, Martinsburg; Asia Wyckoff, Welch.
Vaccinated West Virginians have three more chances to win in the “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” sweepstakes.
All West Virginians who have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can register at DoitforBabydog.wv.gov for an opportunity to join the list of winners.
Online registration to be eligible to win in the next prize drawing will be open until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Winners will be announced July 21.
Additional prize drawings will be held weekly, with winners being announced each Wednesday through Aug. 4.
The final drawing will be for a grand prize of $1,588,000 and a runner-up award of $588,000.
Free COVID-19 vaccinations are available to all West Virginians ages 12 and older.
All West Virginians interested in being vaccinated are encouraged to visit Vaccinate.wv.gov or call the West Virginia Vaccine Info Line: 1-833-734-0965. The info line is open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.