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Brogan resident gets the call – you’re a winner in vaccine lottery

Kristin Carfi of Brogan holds up her prize check on Friday, Aug. 6, as the Malheur County winner of the state vaccine lottery. (AUSTIN JOHNSON/The Enterprise)

BROGAN - Joan Carfi is sick of phone scams. So, when someone called last week saying her daughter had won $10,000, she didn’t believe them.

The call was real, and coming from the state of Oregon.

Kristin Carfi was in the final group of 36 winners - one from each county in the state - to be randomly selected as part of the Take Your Shot, Oregon campaign’s lottery. The lottery, announced on May 21, aimed to increase statewide vaccination rates.

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