Kentucky Woman Wins $1M for Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

Kentucky's governor said Friday that the first winner of the state's 'Shot at a Million' COVID-19 vaccine incentive had been selected.

Posted: Jul 2, 2021 11:59 AM
Updated: Jul 2, 2021 1:17 PM

On Friday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced the first million-dollar winner of the Bluegrass State's "Shot at a Million" COVID-19 vaccine incentive program.

According to Gov. Beshear, Patricia L. Short lives in the Lexington / Winchester area, and she's now $1 million richer after receiving her COVID-19 vaccine.

Patricia Short holds her million dollar check after being selected as Kentucky's first 'Shot at a Million' winner

Gov. Beshear announced the first five Kentucky students who won a full-ride scholarship to a public Kentucky college, university, technical school, or trade school.

The first five Kentucky youth selected for full scholarships are:

  • Jalen Crudup from Elizabethtown
  • Crystal Frost from Crestwood
  • Tyler Henson from Mt. Sterling
  • Adison Sullenger from Princeton
  • Alex VonderHaar from Louisville

In all, three adult Kentuckians who have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus will win $1 million each through the program, and 15 young Kentucky students will receive full-ride scholarships to a public Kentucky college, university, technical school, or trade school. That means if you weren't selected as a winner, there's still time to enter.

The Kentucky Department for Public Health is using a portion of its federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to fund the "Shot at a Million" initiative.

Kentucky's governor announced the lottery-like initiative at the beginning of June. The Governor said the first drawings included more than 608,000 entries. 

You can check out Gov. Beshear's full "Shot at a Million" update on Friday by clicking here.

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