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Governor Urges Michigan residents to Enter Vaccine Contest

Governor Gretchen Whitmer explained the specifics of Michigan’s new COVID vaccine contest, including who may enter, how to sign up, and what rewards are available. This is an opportunity for Michigan residents to register and compete for a share of $5 million in cash prizes and college scholarships. The Governor stated that the sweepstakes would be a valuable instrument in the fight against COVID.

According to Whitmer, 62.4 percent of Michigan residents aged 16 and older had received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine as of Thursday. That’s a population of nearly 5 million people. Michigan’s vaccination objective has always been to vaccinate 70% of residents aged 16 and up. But, Whitmer said, “With the sweepstakes, we hope to increase our rate by that 9% — roughly 700,000 more Michiganders — so that we can get to that 70% rate.”

Residents of Michigan who received at least one dose of the COVID vaccination between December 1, 2020, and July 10, 2021, are eligible to participate. The monetary prizes are available to them. You can register to enter even if you’ve already received one or both of your shots. According to the Governor, vaccinated children between the ages of 12 and 17 are also eligible, but the winners will earn scholarships.They will need the assistance of a parent or adult to register, but they will still be eligible to win. Meijer employees or independent contractors who are directly involved in the sweepstakes’ operation. Even though anybody who has received the vaccine is suitable for the contest, Whitmer claims that no one is automatically registered. The vaccine sweepstakes can be entered in two ways: online or over the phone.

There are nine scholarship lottery prizes available for Michiganders aged 12 to 17 who have been immunized. Each scholarship comes with a four-year Michigan education trust sharing tuition program contract that can be used to pay for tuition and required fees at a college or university if the terms are met.

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