Kentucky launches COVID-19 vaccine lottery with $1 million prizes, scholarship opportunities

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced the “Shot at a Million” lottery Friday, the state’s new vaccine incentive drawing.

The lottery will give vaccinated Kentuckians the chance to win $1 million or a full scholarship.

Kentuckians 18-years-old and older who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine can enter to win one of three $1 million drawings.

Fifteen vaccinated Kentuckians ages 12-17 can enter to win a full ride scholarship to any public Kentucky college, university, technical or trade school.

Permanent residents of Kentucky who have received at least the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible.

Permanent residents of Kentucky are eligible even if they received the vaccine in a different state.

One $1 million winner and five scholarship winners will be announced on July 2, July 30 and Aug. 27. Drawings will take place the day before.

The potential winners of the drawings will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received and subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the rules, according to the “Shot at a Million” lottery website.

To learn more about the “Shot at a Million” lottery, click here.