“Do it for Babydog” vaccination lottery registration opens

CHARLESTON — During Thursday’s press briefing, Gov. Jim Justice announced that the state’s vaccination incentive lottery will officially be called Do it for Babydog: Save a life. Change your life. 

“If you can’t do it for yourself and you can’t do it for your family, then do it for Babydog,” Gov. Justice said. “If you don’t get vaccinated not only are you missing an opportunity to do great stuff for yourself and your loved ones, but you will also miss out on the opportunity to win big.”

The giveaway will include a $1.588 million grand prize, a $588,000 second prize, full scholarships to any higher education institution in West Virginia, custom-outfitted trucks, weekend vacations at state parks, lifetime hunting and fishing licenses, custom hunting rifles and custom hunting shotguns.

“I absolutely want every single person to get vaccinated,” Gov. Justice said. “You can help us stop this killer, but you have to get it done and get it done right now.”

West Virginians who have been fully vaccinated can begin registering for the giveaway Friday evening.