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.
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.