$1 million winner announced for MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes

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LANSING (WWJ) -- The latest round of winners have been announced for the MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, and actor Tim Meadows — a Michigan native — revealed two $50,000 winners and the winner of the $1 million prize this morning on a live video stream.

The second round of lottery winners are:

-- Jenna Basaj of Madison Heights: $50,000 winner
-- Paul Bareno of Rockford: $50,000 winner
-- LaTonda Anderson of Grand Blanc: $1 million winner

The giveaway has a total of $5 million in prizes, with 30 prizes of $50,000; a $1 million prize; $2 million prize; and nine college scholarships.

Since launching on July 1, the MI Shot To Win Sweepstakes has received a total of two million applicants for the prizes.

As of Monday, July 19, 62.78% of Michigan residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, totaling 5,075,104 of the state’s residents.

The incentive contest -- which runs through Aug. 3 -- is aiming to help the state reach its goal of 70% of Michiganders vaccinated.