More trucks, cash given away in WVa vaccination sweepstakes

July 22, 2021 GMT

TRIADELPHIA, W.Va. (AP) — Two women have won custom-outfitted trucks and a nurse won $1 million as the latest recipients of West Virginia’s vaccination sweepstakes prizes.

Gov. Jim Justice surprised Shannon Cook of Glen Dale in Marshall County while she was shopping Wednesday by calling her name over the store’s loudspeaker. She came to the front desk and was told she was among the winners in the fifth prize drawing of the sweepstakes, the governor’s office said.

Justice presented Hope To of Charleston with keys to another truck, and he surprised Morgantown nurse Denise Morrison of Fairmont with the week’s $1 million prize.

Other prizes announced Wednesday were two full four-year scholarships to any public institution in the state, five lifetime hunting licenses, five lifetime fishing licenses, five custom hunting rifles, five custom hunting shotguns and 25 weekend getaways to West Virginia State Parks.

Residents can still sign up for the drawings, which will be held on Wednesdays through Aug. 4. The final drawing will include a $1.588 million grand prize and a $588,000 second prize.