Another vaccinated Kentuckian is now $1 million richer after being randomly selected as the third and final winner of the state's "Shot at a Million" vaccine incentive program.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said Friday that the winner of the $1 million prize was Mary Mattingly from Louisville. The incentive's first winner was a woman from the Lexington/Winchester area, and the second winner was a woman from Louisville.
Additionally, five more young Kentuckians were selected as winners of the incentive's full-ride scholarship reward.
The five Kentucky youth announced as this round's winners of full scholarships are:
- Marissa Herron of Mount Washington
- Lillie Nielsen of Nicholasville
- Jordan Ballard of Crestwood
- Grider Burch of Lexington
- Jaden Wattley of Louisville
Gov. Beshear initially announced the Shot at a Million sweepstakes on June 4.
In total, 762,174 adults entered to win $1 million but only three winners were chosen. Out of the 47,544 youth who entered to win a full scholarship, 15 total were chosen.
Since the lottery-style vaccine incentive was announced, 419,566 Kentuckians have received a COVID-19 vaccine. To date, 2,496,578 Kentuckians are vaccinated.
Kentuckians still looking for a chance to win a prize for receiving their vaccination can enter to win a "safe-cation" at a Kentucky State Park.