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Whitmer announces first round of sweepstakes winners

One of the winners is from West Michigan.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the first round of MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes winners Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Four winners received $50,000.

Winners were Amber Berger of New Baltimore, Adrienne Peterson of Southfield, Christopher Ackerman of Detroit and Larita Lee of Wyoming.

According to the governor's office, 1,724,771 Michiganders have registered for the sweepstakes as of Tuesday morning.

The raffle aims to encourage people to receive vaccines to reach the 70% vaccination rate. The state reports that 62.4% of Michigan residents have received at least one vaccine dose as of Monday, July 12.

Daily drawings will award $50,000 prizes to 30 winners throughout the month of July. A $1 million and $2 million prize will also be up for grabs. For those ages 12-17, nine college scholarships will be awarded.

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