How to enter $1 million Kentucky vaccine drawing

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky

Kentuckians who have received their COVID-19 vaccine could win $1 million in a new ‘Shot at a Million’ incentive drawing.

Who Is Eligible

Adults who have received at least the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible to enter the contest.

Those age 12-17 who have received at least the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will have the opportunity to win one of 15 full scholarships to a Kentucky public college, university, technical or trade school, including tuition, room and board, and books. 

Nonresidents of Kentucky, inmates incarcerated for a felony, and employees of the Office of the Governor of Kentucky, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, and Kentucky Interactive, LLC, or blood relative or spouse of such employees or anyone living in same household of such employees, are not eligible to enter the drawing.

The drawings also raise awareness of how Kentuckians can obtain an appointment for one of the safe and effective vaccines. If you have not yet received your COVID-19 vaccine, find a vaccination site near you at or text your zip code to GETVAX (438829) to receive three vaccine locations near you.

How To Enter

Entry into the drawing must be completed at

Entry requires providing your name, birthdate, email address, phone number, home address and the name and location of the place that provided you with the vaccine. Entry also requires agreement to the official rules of the drawing and agreement to allow the Kentucky Department for Public Health to verify your vaccination information.

Entry for children between the ages of 12 and 17 further requires a parent or guardian’s name, email address and phone number.

If you do not have access to the internet, you can call 855-598-2246 to provide information to enter the drawings.

Vaccine Drawing Dates And Deadlines

The winners will be announced publicly by Gov. Andy Beshear and at on the following announcement dates:

  • Friday, July 2, 2021
  • Friday, July 30, 2021
  • Friday, August 27, 2021

Drawing announcements will be posted to the Governor’s social media channels. The winners will also be announced via press release that will be posted at

If your entry is selected, you will be contacted via the contact information provided on your entry form.

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