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2nd round of 'MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes' winners announced

MI Shot to Win
Posted at 9:29 PM, Jul 20, 2021

MICHIGAN — The second round of winners in the MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes were announced on Wednesday morning.

Actor and comedian Tim Meadows joined Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist to announce the winners Wednesday morning.

LaTonda Anderson from Grand Blanc won the $1 million prize in the MI Shot To Win sweepstakes.

The two winners of the $50,000 prizes announced Wednesday are Jenna Basaj from Sterling Heights and Paul Bareno from Rockford.

More than two million Michiganders have reportedly entered the sweepstakes, along with more than 90,000 entered for the scholarship drawing.

Four winners were announced during the first drawing last week. They were:

  • July 1 winner Amber Berger of New Baltimore
  • July 2 winner Adrienne Peterson of Southfield
  • July 3 winner Christopher Ackerman of Detroit
  • July 4 winner Larita Lee of Wyoming

Whitmer announced the sweepstakes to start the month aimed at increasing vaccination rates, but rates have been going down.
As of July 19, the state is averaging just over 3,579 vaccines per day.

If that pace continues, Michigan wouldn't hit the mark of 70% of people 16 and up vaccinated until Jan. 1, 2022.

The percentage of Michiganders with at least one dose of a vaccine gets even lower when including those 12 and up.

In June, the state averaged 7,273 vaccinations per day, and that number has been more than cut in half to start July.

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