MILLION-DOLLAR WINNER: Gov. Justice surprises former healthcare worker with $1 million check through “Do it for Babydog” Vaccination Sweepstakes


Wanda Coleman of Ronceverte becomes sweepstakes’ 6th million-dollar prize winner
LEWISBURG, WV – A retired healthcare worker’s life was changed forever today when she received a surprise visit from Gov. Jim Justice.

Wanda Coleman of Ronceverte joined dozens of her former coworkers at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) in Lewisburg for what they believed to be a ceremony to honor a recently-retired staff member.

After the program began, Gov. Justice surprised the crowd by making an appearance and providing remarks spotlighting the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Following the Governor’s remarks, WVSOM officials announced that they would be honoring Coleman for her 10 years of service with the Robert C. Byrd Clinic on the campus of WVSOM.
But, as Coleman walked back to her seat, Gov. Justice asked her to turn around for one more surprise. At that moment, First Lady Cathy Justice and Babydog walked into the room carrying a check for $1 million.
That’s when the Governor revealed that Coleman was the lucky West Virginian whose name had been drawn as the latest million-dollar prize winner of the “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” Vaccination Sweepstakes.
The million-dollar giveaway was just one of 50 “Do it for Babydog” Vaccination Sweepstakes prizes announced by Gov. Justice today.

Earlier in the day, Gov. Justice also surprised a surgical team member at CAMC Memorial Hospital in Charleston and surprised a man from the community of Hacker Valley in Webster County, presenting each of them with a brand-new custom-outfitted truck.

In addition to the cash and truck giveaways, 47 more West Virginians were announced as Week 6 “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.
JULY 28, 2021

$1 Million Winner
Wanda Coleman, Ronceverte

Custom-Outfitted Truck Winners
Michael Quinn, Hacker Valley
Ellen Taylor, Charleston

College Scholarship Winners
John Fox, Martinsburg
Keelin Howes, Buckhannon

Lifetime Hunting License Winners
Michael Constantino, Bluefield
Christina Evans, Maysville
Patricia Fortner, Rhodell
Madeline Taylor, Elkview
John Wiseman, Charleston

Lifetime Fishing License Winners
Paul Mattox, Hurricane
Julie Payton, Mt. Lookout
Kimberly Strickler, Maysville
Jacob Walker, Huntington
Joseph Wolfe, Buckhannon

Custom Hunting Rifle Winners
Franz Alarcon, Martinsburg
Sheena Burwell, Morgantown
Michael Cummings, Sutton
Belinda Haynes, Belle
Robert Masters, Morgantown

Custom Hunting Shotgun Winners
Jacqueline Boatright, Parkersburg
Beverly Casto, Kenna
Alyssa Lipscomb, Greenwood
Tomela Paden, Sistersville
Allen Park, Augusta

State Park Weekend Getaway Winners
Elizabeth Adkins, Daniels
Marvin Carr, Beaver
Casey Casto, Elkins
Jeffrey Cooper, Huntington
Sallie Davis, Morgantown
William Dent, Washington
Chris Efaw, Mannington
Kristie Hadley, Martinsburg
Billy Hatfield, Gilbert
Mark Jones, Bruceton Mills
Kenneth Kendall, Clarksburg
Daniel Linger, Burnsville
Richard Lynch, Elk Garden
Greg McCray, Winfield
Trina McDaniels, Sophia
Samantha Muller, Charleston
Travis Osborn, Bluefield
Terron Pendelton, Grafton
Nathan Plum, Arthurdale
Paula Schlegel, Wheeling
Franklin Snodgrass, South Charleston
McKenzie Stewart, Oceana
Jacquelin Tanner, Huntington
Hunter Williams, Fairmont
Jian Yang, Huntington
Vaccinated West Virginians only have ONE MORE CHANCE to win in the “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” Vaccination Sweepstakes.

All West Virginians who have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can register at for an opportunity to join the list of winners.
Online registration to be eligible to win in the final prize drawing will remain open until Sunday, August 1, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

The final prize drawing of the “Do it for Babydog” Vaccination Sweepstakes will be held next Wednesday, August 4, and will include two cash prizes – a grand prize of $1.588 million and a second prize of $588,000 – in addition to all of the standard non-cash prizes given away weekly.
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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