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Michigan Announces $1M Vaccine Sweepstakes Winner

LaTonda Anderson holding a big check for $1 million
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
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The state is giving away a $2 million grand prize at the end of the sweepstakes.

The winner of $1 million in Michigan’s COVID-19 vaccine sweepstakes says she plans to spend some of her winnings on her daughter’s college tuition.

In a public announcement over Zoom on Wednesday, LaTonda Anderson, of Grand Blanc, said she will also tithe a portion of her winnings.

The state launched a sweepstakes with $5 million in prizes to help it reach a 70% vaccination rate.

The state health department says 62.7% of Michigan residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II says the state still hopes to hit the 70% goal by Labor Day.

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