Kentucky’s vaccine lottery offers $1 million, scholarships: How to enter
The safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are why we are where we are today. We’re winning our war against this evil virus this year and we are steadily returning to all those activities and life events we had to sacrifice in order to save lives. These vaccines are modern medical miracles and I believe in their timing a gift from God. Almost overnight they have turned the tide reducing a staggering number of deaths that we were seeing at long term care facilities and allowing us to get our Children back to in person instruction to date More than two million Kentucky and have rolled up their sleeves to protect themselves their loved ones in their communities. I think the fact that we have vaccinated I think now 2,060,000 Kentuckians is special and it’s important. We are over 84%. We believe the c. d. c. s. of Kentucky in over 65. Which is incredible. But we need to do even more. We need even more of our fellow Kentucky is to get vaccinated before we can truly be free of COVID-19’s threat. So today we’re announcing to incentives that are just amazing. We know covid vaccines are life saving and now for some people they’re going to be life changing In the coming weeks. Three vaccinated Kentucky in 18 years or older will become millionaires And 15 Kentucky in ages 12-17 will win full ride scholarships to a public Kentucky College University or technical or trade school, which includes tuition room and board and even books. First your shot of hope can now be your shot at a million every Kentucky and 18 and older who has received the johnson and johnson vaccine or one dose of Pfizer or Moderna can enter for a chance to win a million dollars. That’s everybody that has already been vaccinated minus people who work for me in a couple of other groups and also anybody moving forward that gets vaccinated before the drawing, three separate drawings will be conducted. So three vaccinated Kentucky is out there are about to hit the jackpot with plenty of time for others to get that shot and then to get their shot for our younger Kentucky is we have an equally big deal prize. 15 vaccinated Kentucky is 12 to 17 are receiving full ride scholarships to a public college university technical or trade school in Kentucky. Think about that. I mean truly life changing going forward, tuition room, board textbooks if you’ve attended a post secondary institution recently or maybe your parent or guardian putting a child through college, you know this is a big, big expense And I said winning $1 million dollars or free education is truly life changing. It opens up untold possibilities and opportunities and here all you gotta do is the right thing. Get protected from a terrible virus. Help us defeat covid 19, help us reach herd immunity and maybe just maybe end up with a million dollars or a free education. These drawings will be held July one, July 29 in August 26, winners will be announced the day after each drawing. We need a little bit of time to contact the people. Um and to make sure we’ve got everything taken care of. So those means the announcements will be July two july 30th and august 27th. You can find all the information at shot at a million dot ky dot com on that website. You’re going to see the portal that you need to register on. There’ll be the terms and conditions, there will be a phone number for those that don’t have access to the internet to sign up and we’ll be getting that out in the coming weeks to if you’ve already gotten your shot, good for you, you’re eligible. 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. If you’re on the fence, how about a free ride to college or how about the best odds that you will ever have at winning $1 million? All you gotta do is the right thing that every public health official in America says you ought to be doing anyways. So now I’d like to welcome somebody who really helped us put this together, who has been a great partner in governing and has really shown so much vision. That’s Dr Aaron Thompson, president of the Kentucky Council on post secondary Education, he has been a tireless advocate for the commonwealth. He has been huge, um uh incredible leadership during covid 19. We could not have a better person in his spot. Dr Thompson, I’ll clap for you. Thank you Governor. First of all, I’m assuming I’m not eligible for the million. You’re not okay, Okay. I thought I’d check, But first of all Governor, I want to thank you for being the Education Governor. We’re not just focusing on P12, but also higher education. This initiative actually, there’s two things for the recovery of our economy, one it provides really the life vision that higher education is important to have a sustainable income and a sustainable way of building wealth number to the health and safety of our people is crucial to not just the recovery of the economy, but a sustainable economy. Thank you for both. I look forward to being your partner throughout, not just this event, but throughout the entire term of your governance. Thank you very much. Thank you. And hopefully in the coming weeks and months dr, Thompson and I have big plans and we hope that there’ll be many other announcements on many other fronts to help bring us into the future. What a great opportunity, Kentucky do not pass this up, protect yourself, Protect your family, help us defeat a pandemic that has killed 7000 Kentucky ins and at the same time get a shot at a million. Get a shot at a free college education. Remember these vaccines or why were filled with so much hope right now, it’s why we’re back here in the capital, uh in person. It’s why we’re getting to go back to so many things. That’s why June 11 is going to be such a special day. And it’s why our economy is set for liftoff or as moody says, recovering with gusto, help us achieve ultimate victory over Covid 19. Get your vaccine. Sign up. It might be worth a million dollars. Thank you all. Uh, we will now take, I can take about 10 minutes of questions and I got to run to an economic development call that we will all hope works out well. So we’ll go left to right if we can, I’ll try to get everybody tom hearing it’s a cat one right toward others facilities. Tourism create relate. So tourism facilities are, are already opening up on a different schedule, like the ones out there for business. The June 11 date applying to to them right now. The capital is open for appointments and for tours and, and, and for the rotunda. What we’re working on is the new types of guidance and rules that we know are necessary after a lot of what we’ve seen Uh, during COVID 19. Ultimately, this is an office building and we got to ensure, uh, that it’s not disrupted in ways that prevent uh, the work from continuing, admittedly, uh, in most people’s livelihood. Uh, this is not the center of the universe. It’s them wanting to get their kids back to school. It’s them wanting to get back to their normal lives. And we have prioritized that, uh, in in our list over getting the final rules that will keep everybody safe here at the capitol. Yeah, sure. Lawrence, we go million dollars. Exactly. Drawing and this college for a second that’s coming from that original coronavirus Relief Act funds. So not from the American Rescue Plan Act funds, but from the remaining amounts of, of the original dollars that were provided to us direct from the initial relief is that, but, uh, that was a that was a direct federal program coming down from the federal government, uh, that that goes directly to the state here for us, our housing corporation, uh, that was directly appropriated to us. What we had is 270 odd million dollars for the rest of the state. If you worked it out Lexington and Louisville, we thought were going to get bigger allocations on their own, We still have, um, uh, north of $150 million. Analogy hated in there. And so this is gonna help get those dollars out. So I believe that is in, I’m not, I think it may have been one in, in the middle of those. It was a direct federal act. Uh, it wasn’t in the original coronavirus one, but there was a two and a three. So I’ll get you that answer. I want to make sure you have it. Right. Well, first we wanted to do them right. Uh, and, and second, we were already seeing, um, vaccinations pick up with that June 11 date. Uh, and, and now the ability before June 11, if you’re not vaccinated to take that mask off, what we want to do is keep that momentum as we go. And we’ve always said, we don’t want to be the fastest we’re going to be the smartest. So we watched what every other state is doing and we tried to take the very best of each one. Also wanted to make sure that we got businesses in and and doing their part. We see Kroger doing $5 million in giveaways and then groceries for um, a year. Uh, so now what we’re seeing are a robust group of incentives. I think if we come too early, you wouldn’t see as much on the private side as well, so just trying to maximize everything that’s out there. Yes. Yeah, yep. So three million people are going to win to have three months, the oh three people Are going to win $1 million dollars uh drawn almost a month apart from each other. Now, everyone who registers now is eligible for all three drawings. If you get your shot before the first drawing, you will be eligible for that and the second and the third, if you get your first dose of your vaccine after the first drawing, but before the second, you’ll be eligible for the second and for the third, so you only have to register once, but you’re gonna have time all the way up to that final drawing To get registered for at least one of them. And then it’s gonna be 15 Kentucky kids, ages 12-17 that win that full right? Uh we’re gonna announce them five each time when we looked at other states, they’ve done a lot of things. We did more certainly on the education side. But those are our values And that 12-17 group is incredibly important if we want school to be normal Next year, K-12, which we we really wanted to be normal. And I think it will anybody else? Uh huh. Yes, but with one wrinkle in that. So the drawings will occur one day before the announcements. Yeah, announcements will be the day after. So july 2nd will be our first big day. Uh Where can uh 5, 12 to 17 year olds and 1 18 and up Kentucky. And we’ll have their lives changed for the better. Yeah. Uh huh. Well, I certainly hope so. Yes, I think it will, what we have seen in other States is that it is it has bumped them up, it as increased momentum. It also gets the word out a little bit more to, so right now if you’re on the fence and you haven’t taken the time to learn about it, it’s also a good incentive to call your doctor. It’s a good incentive to get online to something that’s not crazy uh and and read um what some of the experts are saying. Yes, I anticipate we will see um a a significant increase. Now what is a significant increase in Ohio was 30% at the start. So um this last week was a little different because of Of the holiday weekend before that we had about 10,000 people. Um I’m sorry we had 70,000 people uh in that last week and and that’s been a good number compared to about 48,000 a week before. So if we’re kicking at that 70,000 level or higher than, than well worth it. And and how we get to where we need to go. Yes. Great. Mhm. 25%. So I’m curious and or official are right. And I discussion about doing some sort of incentive to target civic counties around help, right? We’re looking at any and every option. I was on a call with county judges the the other day, uh and then some specific area individuals, and certainly the low vaccine rate in Tennessee much lower than ours. I believe. We do believe impacts those border counties. Just like some of the restriction differences uh impacted them as well. It’s been one of our challenges, um you know, as well as we’ve moved through this uh second piece is them getting the same information that we put out and that others put out as opposed to information coming from uh different state and and other media sources. Uh, one thing we did talk to their judges about is we want to make sure that we are at all their festivals that were able to pull up mobile unit and be at any place that they think they’re going to have the maximum number of people so that we can directly talk to and vaccinate individuals, whether that’s wild health or one of the other groups that’s out there doing those mobile vaccinations. But as we move forward, if if we need to figure out and it have to be on a different scale. Obviously what we’re talking about today incentives in those counties and judges think they’d work well, we’re all for it now. They could also use some of the art of money for that as well. That’s coming directly to them. All right, thank you all very much.
Kentucky’s vaccine lottery offers $1 million, scholarships: How to enter
Getting a vaccine in Kentucky could make you a millionaire.On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced new incentives to encourage people around the state to the the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s called “Shot at a Million”: Three adults will get the chance to win $1 million. Fifteen kids ages 12-17 will win full rides to a public Kentucky college, university, technical or trade school.This giveaway applies to anyone who has received at least one shot.Winners will be announced July 2, July 30 and Aug. 27. The actual drawing is the day before.CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP >> https://bit.ly/3vRRzux Only one entry per person will be accepted, and each entry is eligible for all future drawings. Winners will be removed from eligibility for future drawings.The lottery is very similar to the “Vax-a-Million” lottery in Ohio, which Beshear noted was effective when he hinted at Kentucky incentives a couple of weeks ago.This story will be updated.
Getting a vaccine in Kentucky could make you a millionaire.
On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced new incentives to encourage people around the state to the the COVID-19 vaccine.
It’s called “Shot at a Million”:
Three adults will get the chance to win $1 million. Fifteen kids ages 12-17 will win full rides to a public Kentucky college, university, technical or trade school.
This giveaway applies to anyone who has received at least one shot.
Winners will be announced July 2, July 30 and Aug. 27. The actual drawing is the day before.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP >> https://bit.ly/3vRRzux
Only one entry per person will be accepted, and each entry is eligible for all future drawings. Winners will be removed from eligibility for future drawings.
The lottery is very similar to the “Vax-a-Million” lottery in Ohio, which Beshear noted was effective when he hinted at Kentucky incentives a couple of weeks ago.
This story will be updated.