GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Gov. Justice surprises Roane County man with $1,588,000 check through “Do it for Babydog” Vaccination Sweepstakes


Wally Board of Spencer becomes West Virginia’s newest millionaire
SPENCER, WV – A West Virginian’s life was changed forever today when he received a surprise visit at work from Gov. Jim Justice.

Wally Board was at his family business – Board-Depue Realty – in his hometown of Spencer in Roane County when he received some unexpected company: Gov. Justice and Babydog.
That’s when Gov. Justice shared the exciting news that Board was the lucky West Virginian whose name had been drawn as the winner of the biggest prize in the “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” Vaccination Sweepstakes.

The Governor presented Board with a ceremonial check for the grand prize of $1,588,000, making him West Virginia’s newest millionaire and the 7th and final winner of at least $1 million through the “Do it for Babydog” sweepstakes.
The prize amount of $1,588,000 was inspired by Gov. Justice’s “Beat 588…Bad” initiative; a push to vaccinate more West Virginians.
The grand prize was just one of more than 50 “Do it for Babydog” sweepstakes prizes announced by Gov. Justice today.

Earlier in the day, Gov. Justice surprised a pharmacy worker from Charles Town with a check for $588,000; the runner-up cash prize for the final round of the sweepstakes.

The Governor also presented a pair of brand-new, custom-outfitted trucks to a healthcare worker from Beckley and a woman from Vienna.

In addition to the four 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.
AUG. 10, 2021

$1,588,000 Grand Prize Winner
Wally Board, Spencer

$588,000 Cash Prize Winner
Kara Waldeck, Charles Town

Custom-Outfitted Truck Winners
Megan Landsberg, Vienna
Paul Swartz, Beckley

College Scholarship Winners
Cheylan Cummings, Gary
Ashley Goots, Bridgeport

Lifetime Hunting License Winners
Joan Blankenship, Lerona
Jessica Farley, Reedsville
Travis Moreland, Bunker Hill
Sharon Pinardo, Shady Spring
Steven Zubrzycki, St. Albans

Lifetime Fishing License Winners
Donald Bryant, Davin
Karen Richards, Hedgesville
Ronald Richards, Minden
Kimbra Stamper, Millwood
Dallas Williams, Elkview

Custom Hunting Rifle Winners
Vesta Linda Burgin, Beckley
Dale Heinritz, Harrisville
Patricia McCoy, Oceana
Dreama Messinger, Ranger
Christopher Rozycki, Morgantown

Custom Hunting Shotgun Winners
Linda Ashworth, Ashton
Edith Browning, Weston
Michael Durgan, Charleston
Richard Timko, Moundsville
Joyce Underwood, Grantsville

State Park Weekend Getaway Winners
Martha Bryant, Point Pleasant
Phil Burleyson, Tunnelton
Linda K. Cipoletti, Cross Lanes
Alexander Coburn, Sinks Grove
David Dulaney, Colliers
Jo Flynn, Craigsville
James Howard, New Haven
Torie Jackson, Pennsboro
Ernest Johnson, Edmond
Edna LeMasters, Huttonsville
Alexandra Lengyel, Weirton
Angela Lovejoy, Powellton
Jeffrey Lowe, Wallace
Larry Ludwick, Salem
Rory Marant, St. Marys
Raegan Marshall, Weirton
Sarah Meeks, Sistersville
Elizabeth Mitchell, Franklin
Jason Moore, Philippi
Martin Poole, Vienna
Charles Rosser, Bridgeport
Jerry Rush, Moorefield
Bulah Sharrock, Bluefield
Linda Tracy, Slaty Fork
Jacqueline Wilson, Clarksburg
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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