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W.Va. vaccination sweepstakes deadline extended

CHARLESTON –The deadline for West Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccination sweepstakes has been extended to Sunday.

Previously set to expire at 11:59 p.m. Monday, the “Do It for Babydog” contest will now continue until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Gov. Jim Justice announced today.

“This final crop of prizes are going to be the best we’ve ever had. We’re going to change several people’s lives and we’re going to make someone a millionaire,” Justice said in a news release. “I urge every West Virginian to take advantage of this extra time to get vaccinated and get registered before it’s too late.”

Prizes for West Virginians 18 and older in the final round include $1.588 million, $588,000, two custom-outfitted trucks, lifetime hunting and fishing licenses, custom hunting rifles and shotguns and weekend getaways to West Virginia state parks. Two vaccinated residents ages 12-25 will win full four-year scholarships to any public institution in the state.

Justice said in the release that the demand for COVID-19 vaccines has been on the rise in response to the increased threat of the delta variant of the virus.

People can register at doitforbabydog.wv.gov.

Read more in Wednesday’s edition of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

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