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Third and Final Winner of Kentucky's $1M Vaccine Lottery Announced

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced the third and final winner of the state's 'Shot at a Million' program on Friday.

Posted: Aug 27, 2021 2:57 PM
Updated: Aug 27, 2021 3:21 PM

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.

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