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West Virginia announces $1 million lottery, scholarships, other prizes

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has announced details about a new COVID-19 incentive program, including giving away $1 million.

Justice says the program starts on Sunday, June 20 and will run until Wednesday, Aug. 4. It will be a lottery-style drawing for residents of West Virginia who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine.

The first round of prizes to be given away include:

  • (2) Full four-year scholarships to any West Virginia institution for kids ages 12 to 25-years-old
  • (2) Brand-new, custom-outfitted trucks
  • (25) Weekend getaways” to West Virginia State Parks
  • (5) Lifetime hunting and fishing licenses
  • (5) Custom hunting rifles
  • (5) Custom hunting shotguns
  • $1 million

The governor says $1 million will be given out each week.

The grand prize will be $1.588 million with the runner up winning 588,000 on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

Anyone who has been vaccinated in West Virginia is eligible to enter to win these prizes.

A website to register to enter the lottery is still under development.

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