FRANKFORT, Ky. — Three Kentuckians could win $1 million each for getting a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
It’s part of the new incentives Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday to encourage more people to roll up their sleeves.
Ezekiel Bello of Louisville got his second dose of the vaccine Friday.
He and every other Kentucky adult who have had at least one dose are eligible to win $1 million this summer, part of the "Shot at a Million" campaign announced by the governor.
"If you’ve already gotten your shot, good for you, you’re eligible," said Beshear. "All you have to do is sign up. If you haven’t gotten your shot, go get it. Protect your family and get qualified for this amazing opportunity."
Bello got the shot to get life back to normal, but supports the governor’s incentives, he said.
"I think it’s awesome because you know, our governor takes the vaccine seriously and he takes this pandemic, epidemic seriously, so it’s great having people in leadership positions taking this seriously, and then also offering an incentive to get a lot of people out here to take the vaccine is awesome, so I think it’s great."
The governor also announced that 15 Kentuckians ages 12 to 17 who have had a dose, can enter to win full scholarships to any Kentucky public college, university, technical or trade school.
"I mean, truly life-changing going forward," said Beshear. "Tuition, room, board, textbooks. If you’ve attended a postsecondary institution recently or maybe you’re a parent or guardian putting a child through college, you know this is a big, big expense.”
The drawings will take place July 1, July 29 and August 26 with winners announced the next day.
"I feel that whatever is necessary to make people get vaccinated should be done and if it’s through a lucky draw, then be it," said Radhika Nair of Jefferstown who was getting her second dose at a UofL Health vaccination site Friday.
Register for your chance to win here.