Here are the winners of the final ‘Do it for Babydog’ vaccine lottery drawing

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UPDATE: (5:24 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10): A man from Spencer has become the grand prize winner of the “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” Vaccination Sweepstakes.

Gov. Jim Justice and Babydog presented the golden $1.588 million check to Wally Board.

Wally Board of Spencer, WV is the grand prize winner of the $1.588 million “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” Vaccination Sweepstakes

Board was at his family business, Board-Depue Realty in Roane County when the check was awarded to him. The prize amount of $1,588,000 was inspired by Gov. Justice’s “Beat 588…Bad” initiative; a push to vaccinate more West Virginians.

The grand prize was just one of more than 50 “Do it for Babydog” sweepstakes prizes announced by Gov. Justice today.


UPDATE (3:19 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10): The latest custom-truck winner of the “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” Vaccination Sweepstakes is a woman from Vienna.

Gov. Jim Justice and Babydog giving Megan Landsberg from Vienna the keys to a custom truck as part of the “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” Vaccination Sweepstakes on Aug. 10, 2021 (Courtesy: Gov. Jim Justice)

Gov. Jim Justice and Babydog gave Megan Landsberg the keys to the truck. Landsberg works as an adjunct professor of music at Marietta College in Ohio, but lives across the border in Vienna, West Virginia.

The $1.588 million winner will be announced later in the day.

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UPDATE (1:36 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10): A West Virginia pharmacy worker is the winner of the $588,000 as part of the “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” Vaccination Sweepstakes.

Kara Waldeck from Charles Town, West Virginia is the winner of the $588,000 as part of  “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” Vaccination Sweepstakes on Aug. 10, 2021 (Courtesy: Gov. Jim Justice)

Kara Waldeck, of Charles Town in Jefferson County, was visiting Southridge Golf Range and Larobi’s Pizza in Charleston for her grandfather’s birthday. It was at the golf course where Gov. Jim Justice and Babydog surprised her with the check.

Waldeck works at Walgreens Pharmacy in Shepherdstown. Among her job duties over the past several months, she has worked administering doses of COVID-19 vaccines to West Virginians.

The prize amount of $588,000 was inspired by Gov. Justice’s “Beat 588…Bad” initiative; a push to vaccinate more West Virginians.

More winners will be announced later in the day.

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UPDATE (11:31 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10):  A healthcare worker from Beckley is the latest winner of a custom-outfitted truck as part of the “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” Vaccination Sweepstakes.

Gov. Jim Justice and Babydog giving Paul Swartz of Beckley the keys to a custom truck as part of  “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” Vaccination Sweepstakes on Aug. 10, 2021 (Courtesy: Gov. Jim Justice)

Gov. Jim Justice awarded Paul Swartz of Beckley one of two trucks in the last drawing. Swartz works as a dietitian at Jackie Withrow Hospital in Beckley.

More winners will be announced later in the day

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UPDATE (9:13 a.m. on Tuesday, August 10): Below is a preliminary list of winners from the final “Do it for Babydog” vaccine lottery drawing:

“DO IT FOR BABYDOG” PRIZE WINNERS – AUG. 10, 2021

$1.588 million Lottery Winner
Wally Board, Spencer

$588,000 Lottery Winner
Kara Waldeck, Charles Town

Custom-Oufitted Truck Winners
Paul Swartz, Beckley
Megan Landsberg, Vienna

College Scholarship Winners
Cheylan Cummings, Gary
Ashley Goots, Bridgeport

Lifetime Hunting License Winners
Joan Blankenship, Lerona
Jessica Farley, Reedsville
Travis Moreland, Bunker Hill
Sharon Pinardo, Shady Spring
Steven Zubrzycki, St. Albans

Lifetime Fishing License Winners
Donald Bryant, Davin
Karen Richards, Hedgesville
Ronald Richards, Minden
Kimbra Stamper, Millwood
Dallas Williams, Elkview

Custom Hunting Rifle Winners
Vesta Linda Burgin, Beckley
Dale Heinritz, Harrisville
Patricia McCoy, Oceana
Dreama Messinger, Ranger
Christopher Rozycki, Morgantown

Custom Hunting Shotgun Winners
Linda Ashworth, Ashton
Edith Browning, Weston
Michael Durgan, Charleston
Richard Timko, Moundsville
Joyce Underwood, Grantsville

State Park Weekend Getaway Winners
Martha Bryant, Point Pleasant
Phil Burleyson, Tunnelton
Linda K. Cipoletti, Cross Lanes
Alexander Coburn, Sinks Grove
David Dulaney, Colliers
Jo Flynn, Craigsville
James Howard, New Haven
Torie Jackson, Pennsboro
Ernest Johnson, Edmond
Edna LeMasters, Huttonsville
Alexandra Lengyel, Weirton
Angela Lovejoy, Powellton
Jeffrey Lowe, Wallace
Larry Ludwick, Salem
Rory Marant, St. Marys
Raegan Marshall, Weirton
Sarah Meeks, Sistersville
Elizabeth Mitchell, Franklin
Jason Moore, Philippi
Martin Poole, Vienna
Charles Rosser, Bridgeport
Jerry Rush, Moorefield
Bulah Sharrock, Bluefield
Linda Tracy, Slaty Fork
Jacqueline Wilson, Clarksburg

UPDATE (12:31 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3): Gov. Jim Justice has extended the registration deadline for the final “Do it for Babydog” vaccine lottery until midnight on Sunday, August 8.


UPDATE (11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 2): Governor Jim Justice announced an extension of the final “Do it for Babydog” registration deadline. Those who still wish to register for the final drawing have until midnight on Monday, August 2 to do so.


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice will announce winners of the state’s final round of the “Do it for Babydog” vaccine lottery Thursday, August 5.

The winners for this round of the lottery will be drawn on Tuesday, August 3. According to the lottery website, officials with the State of West Virginia will contact those who win. Additional requests for information may be necessary to claim a prize, and that information will need to be verified before the winner can receive their prize.

For the sixth drawing, Justice announced several of the winners early in the morning and then traveled around the state with Babydog to Greenbrier County, Kanahwa County, and Webster County to surprise the $1,000,000 and custom truck winners.

Prizes for this week’s drawings include a $1,000,000 cash prize, two custom outfitted trucks, two full four-year scholarships to any public institution in the state, 25 weekend getaways to West Virginia State Parks, five lifetime hunting licenses, five lifetime fishing licenses, five custom hunting rifles and five custom hunting shotguns.

The deadline to sign up for this final drawing is midnight on Monday, August 2.

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