CASH PRIZE WINNER: Gov. Justice surprises pharmacy worker from Charles Town with $588,000 check through “Do it for Babydog” Vaccination Sweepstakes


Kara Waldeck wins runner-up prize in final round of giveaways
CHARLESTON, WV – A West Virginia pharmacy worker experienced a life-changing surprise today when she received an unexpected visit from Gov. Jim Justice, who presented her with a check for $588,000 as part of the “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” Vaccination Sweepstakes.
Kara Waldeck, who is from Charles Town in Jefferson County but was visiting Southridge Golf Range and Larobi’s Pizza in Charleston for her grandfather’s birthday, was personally greeted by the Governor and Babydog, who shared the exciting news that she was among the lucky West Virginians whose names had been drawn as one of the big winners in the 7th and final prize drawing of the sweepstakes.
Waldeck works at Walgreens Pharmacy in Shepherdstown. Among her job duties over the past several months, she has worked administering doses of COVID-19 vaccines to West Virginians.

The prize amount of $588,000 was inspired by Gov. Justice’s “Beat 588…Bad” initiative; a push to vaccinate more West Virginians.
Earlier in the day, Gov. Justice also surprised a healthcare worker from Beckley with the keys to a brand-new, custom-outfitted truck through the sweepstakes.

In addition to the cash and truck winners, 47 more West Virginians were announced as Week 7 “Do it for Babydog” winners earlier today for prizes including 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.
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Free COVID-19 vaccinations are currently available to all West Virginians ages 12 and older.

All West Virginians interested in being vaccinated are encouraged to visit or call the West Virginia Vaccine Info Line: 1-833-734-0965. The info line is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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