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Winston-Salem teacher first vaccine millionaire winner

Gov. Roy Cooper made the announcement Monday morning.
Gov. Roy Cooper made the announcement Monday morning.
Published: Jun. 26, 2021 at 3:40 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2021 at 10:25 AM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - A Winston-Salem teacher and mother of three is the first winner of the state’s vaccine millionaire lottery.

The first two winners of the Summer Cash Drawing and Summer Cash 4 College Drawing were announced Monday morning.

Shelly Wyramon said at first she thought the call from state health officials was a hoax and didn’t believe it until she spoke with DHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen.

Vania Martinex, a 14-year-old from Wilmington, won the first $125,000 college scholarship prize for those under 18.

The drawings are part of the state’s “Bringing Summer Back,” campaign to encourage North Carolinians to get vaccinated.

Winners for the $4 Million Summer Cash and Summer Cash 4 College Drawings will be drawn every other Wednesday through Aug. 4, DHHS said.

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