WATCH: Whitmer announces COVID-19 “Mi Shot to Win Sweepstakes”

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MICHIGAN (WLNS)–On Thursday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the “Mi Shot to Win Sweepstakes” which will give Michiganders 18 and older who have at least one vaccine shot the chance to win a combined total of more than $5 million in cash.

“If there’s one thing every Michigander can agree on, it’s that whatever Ohio can do, Michigan can do it better and bigger,” said Governor Whitmer.  

Whitmer released the statement saying after they’re launching their sweepstakes after Ohio launched the country’s first  “Vax-a-Million” campaign. Ohio said vaccinations in the state increased 94% among 16- and 17- year-olds, 46% among 18- and 19-year-olds and 55% among those between 20 and 49 years old after Gov. Mike DeWine announced the lotteries. 

“This sweepstakes gives every Michigander who’s been vaccinated a shot to win cash or college scholarships,” Whitmer said. “It’s also a great way to encourage more Michiganders to get the safe and effective vaccine so you can protect yourself, your family, and help get life back to normal. If we all roll up our sleeves and do our part, we can all win big. Let’s get to work!” 

Those who are ages 12-17 with one vaccine shot will have the chance to win one of nine $55,000 college scholarships. All of the incentives will be done via a lottery-style raffle.

Anyone who has already been vaccinated is eligible for the lottery.

You can sign up for the sweepstakes by visiting www.MIShotToWin.com.

PRIZES

$1 Million Drawing

  • Open to all eligible persons who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination between December 1, 2020, and July 10, 2021.
  • The $1M Drawing, $50k Daily Drawings, and $2M Drawing are only open to legal United States residents residing in Michigan who are 18 years of age or older as of the corresponding drawing date. 

$2 Million Drawing

  • Open to all eligible persons who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination between December 1, 2020, and July 30, 2021.
  • The $1M Drawing, $50k Daily Drawings, and $2M Drawing are only open to legal United States residents residing in Michigan who are 18 years of age or older as of the corresponding drawing date. 

30 $50,000 Daily Drawings

  • Open to all eligible persons who have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination on the date corresponding to the $50k Daily Drawing. 
  • The deadline to enter the daily drawing is 11:59 p.m. ET the day prior to the drawing. See official rules for exact dates.
  • The $1M Drawing, $50k Daily Drawings, and $2M Drawing are only open to legal United States residents residing in Michigan who are 18 years of age or older as of the corresponding drawing date. 

Scholarship Drawings

  • Open to all eligible persons who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination between December 1, 2020 and July 30, 2021.
  • The Scholarship Drawing is only open to legal United States residents residing in Michigan who are between the ages of 12 and 17 as of the corresponding drawing date. The parent or legal guardian must enter the eligible individual in the Sweepstakes for the Scholarship Drawing.

You can view all of the rules here.

According to Whitmer, the intent behind this is to get 70% of Michigan vaccinated. As of July 1, according to Michgian.Gov, the state is only at 61.8% for those 16+ who have been vaccinated.

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