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Whitmer announces COVID-19 vaccine sweepstakes with up to $5M in prizes

Posted at 8:58 PM, Jun 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-01 05:26:11-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has hopped on the incentive train, announcing Wednesday the "MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes" for Michiganders.

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The sweepstakes is in partnership with Meijer and the Michigan Association of United Ways.

The full details of the sweepstakes were announced during a press conference Thursday morning.

Vaccinated Michiganders will get a chance to win a combined total of more than $5 million in cash and nine, $55,000 college scholarships will be given out through a lottery-style raffle.

Under the plan, there will be scholarship drawings, daily drawings and two drawings – one of $1 million and one of $2 million.

Michigan's COVID-19 vaccine rate has slowed immensely. The state just surpassed 5 million people with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, nearly two months after crossing the 4 million mark.

You can register here to be entered in the drawings.

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