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Here's who in Shelby County won a car for getting their COVID-19 vaccination

The City of Memphis announced Thursday Sandra Morgan has been selected winner of the “Shot for Shot Sweepstakes.”

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE 6/10/2021 - (CITY OF MEMPHIS NEWS RELEASE) - The City of Memphis, in partnership with the non-profit Memphis Brand, today announced that Sandra Morgan of Memphis has been selected winner of the “Shot for Shot Sweepstakes.” The promotion, which took place throughout May, was open to all Shelby County residents over the age of 18 and vaccinated for Covid 19. Entrants had a chance to win a new vehicle of their choice including a Chevy Camaro, Chevy Colorado, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Altima, or any similar vehicle of equal or lesser value.

Sandra Morgan, the grand prize winner, was thrilled to learn that she had won a brand-new car. “I am still in shock that I am the winner of the Covid-19 drawing held by the City of Memphis/Shelby County, in partnership with the non-profit Memphis Brand “Shot for Shot Sweepstakes,” Morgan said. “Winning a contest is a brand-new experience for me and one of this magnitude is overwhelming!”

“Becoming vaccinated meant so many things for my family and me. This virus changed everyday life as we knew it for people everywhere. Taking the vaccination allows me to be part of the solution,” Morgan continued. “I am doing my part to help fight this virus and keep others safe through vaccination, encouraging others to get the vaccine or strongly considering it, continued mask compliance and following CDC protocols. Winning a BRAND-NEW car – well I think that’s just a big cherry on top! Thank you, City of Memphis and Memphis Brand! We are all in this together! We Are Memphis!”

There were more than 24,000 entries for the sweepstakes and more than 650,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Shelby County to date, including 45,000 in May alone. Even so, receiving the vaccination remains essential in the fight to keep our communities safe.

“Congratulations to Sandra and all residents who have been vaccinated,” said City of Memphis Chief Operating Officer Doug McGowen. “Being vaccinated is our best shot at not only returning to the activities we love, but also ensuring that our communities, businesses, and workplaces can vibrant, healthy and successful.”

If you are in need of a vaccination or looking for more resources related to the pandemic, visit covid19.memphistn.gov for more information.

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5/4/2021 - You have a chance to win a new car, if you get your COVID-19 vaccine.

Shelby County leaders said Tuesday getting your shot gives you a shot at a Chevy Camaro, Chevy Colorado, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Altima or similar vehicle or equal or lesser value.

The giveaway is open to residents of Shelby County who are 18 or older at the time of entry. You need to hold on to your COVID-19 immunization card, because that’s how they will confirm eligibility.

The contest runs through May 31st, and the winner will be announced June 1st.

Learn more about the giveaway HERE. 

Read the full news release below: 

The City of Memphis, in partnership with the non-profit Memphis Brand, today announced the “Shot for Shot Sweepstakes.” The promotion will give any Shelby County resident vaccinated for COVID-19 the shot of winning a new vehicle of their choice including a Chevy Camaro, Chevy Colorado, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Altima or any similar vehicle of equal or lesser value. 

Enter by visiting Win.WeAreMemphis.com or by calling 901-222-SHOT before May 31. “This is a win-win!” said City of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland. “It’s time to get back to business and that means we need as many people vaccinated as possible. In return, we want to reward those that are fighting with us for a vibrant healthy Memphis.” 

The “Shot For Shot Sweepstakes” is open to all Shelby County residents age 18 or older at time of entry. Residents must show proof of vaccination, defined as receipt of one COVID-19 shot confirmed with the CDC immunization record card.

Residents may register for the contest at Win.WeAreMemphis.com or by calling 901-222-SHOT. One entry per eligible individual. 

The entry period will end at 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2021. Winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received. Random drawing will be conducted on or about June 1, 2021. 

Winners will be notified by email and/or mail and will be required to complete and return confirmation of prize acceptance and accompanying verification forms within 14 days of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected. 

Prize awarded within 30 days after receipt of completed successful verification.

Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local sales and income taxes. Winner is responsible for all insurance and registration fees and requirements. Complete contest rules can be found here. To enter and for more information visit Win.WeAreMemphis.com.