Kentucky announces vaccine lottery with $1 million prizes; scholarship opportunities
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Three Kentucky residents who have received the COVID-19 vaccine are going to become millionaires.
The drawing is part of a “Team KY Shot at a Million” incentive announced by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday to convince unvaccinated Kentuckians to roll up their sleeves and get the shot.
“Starting right now, your shot of hope is starting to get a lot more interesting,” Gov. Beshear told reporters.
Younger Kentucky residents aged 12 to 17 are eligible to enter a drawing to receive full-ride scholarships to a Kentucky public colleges, universities, technical or trade schools. Those scholarships include tuition, room-and-board and books. Fifteen young people will be drawn to receive these scholarships.
To apply, residents must have received their first COVID-19 vaccine. The scholarship recipients will be drawn on the same days as the million-dollar recipients, with five names being drawn per day.
“What a great opportunity Kentucky,” Gov. Beshear said. “Do not pass this up.”
Great opportunity? Vaccine side effects, injuries, deaths have been reported for decades (see 1, 2, 3). They continue to be reported about COVID vaccines as well including by celebrity recipients (see 1, 2).
Fortunately for Kentuckians, legislators passed a new state law in April that preserves certain vaccine exemptions, including religious and medical.