Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kentucky Shot At A Million Promotion?

Team Kentucky’s Shot At A Million provides a great incentive to Kentuckians to get their shot of hope: a COVID-19 vaccine! The drawings also raise awareness of how Kentuckians can obtain an appointment for one of the safe and effective vaccines.

There are two types of drawings:

  • Kentuckians 18 years old and older who have received at least their first dose of a Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, may enter to win one of three $1 million drawings.
  • Kentuckians 12 to 17 years old who have received at least their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine may enter to win one of 15 full scholarships to a Kentucky public college, university, technical or trade school, which includes tuition, room-and-board and books.

Who is eligible to enter the drawing?

Permanent residents of Kentucky who have received at least the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Permanent residents of Kentucky are eligible even if they received the vaccine in a different state.

Who is not eligible to enter the drawing?

Nonresidents of Kentucky, inmates incarcerated for a felony, and employees of the Office of the Governor of Kentucky, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, and Kentucky Interactive, LLC, or blood relative or spouse of such employees or anyone living in same household of such employees, are not eligible to enter the drawing.

How do I enter the Kentucky Shot At A Million Drawing?

Entry into the drawing must be completed at shotatamillion.ky.gov. Entry requires providing your name, birthdate, email address, phone number, home address and the name and location of the place that provided you with the vaccine. Entry also requires agreement to the official rules of the drawing and agreement to allow the Kentucky Department for Public Health to verify your vaccination information.

Entry for children between the ages of 12 and 17 further requires a parent or guardian’s name, email address and phone number.

If you do not have access to the internet, you can call 855-598-2246 to provide information to enter the drawings.

Is a parent or legal guardian required to enter the drawing on behalf of their minor child?

Anyone age 13-17 may enter the drawing themselves; however, they must provide contact information for their parent or legal guardian, who must validate the information before the prize is awarded. Parents or legal guardians must complete the entry for anyone age 12.

Can I still enter if I am a Kentucky resident who was vaccinated in another state?

Yes. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

Do I have to be vaccinated before I submit my entry?

To enter, you must have received at least the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and provide the location where you received your vaccination.

Will I be eligible for all of the drawings?

Once you enter, your entry will be eligible for all future drawings. All winners will be removed from eligibility for future drawings.

When is the deadline to enter the drawing?

Entry begins Friday, June 4, 2021

Entry Deadline

Entry End Date Drawing Date Announcement Date
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 1, 2021 Friday, July 2, 2021
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 29, 2021 Friday, July 30, 2021
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 26, 2021 Friday, August 27, 2021

How will I know if I have been entered into the drawing?

An entry confirmation will be displayed immediately after successful entry. No other confirmation will be available.

How will I be notified if I win the prize?

If your entry is selected, you will be contacted via the contact information provided on your entry form.

Where and when will the winners be announced?

The winners will be announced publicly by Gov. Andy Beshear and at shotatamillion.ky.gov. on the following announcement dates:

Announcement Date
Friday, July 2, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
Friday, August 27, 2021

The Governor’s social media challenges where drawing announcements will be posted include: https://www.facebook.com/GovAndyBeshear, https://twitter.com/GovAndyBeshear and https://www.youtube.com/GovAndyBeshear. The winners will also be announced via press release that will be posted at https://governor.ky.gov/news.

How will the Department of Health verify if I have been vaccinated?

By submitting an entry, you agree to allow the Kentucky Department for Public Health to access your vaccination records. You may also be asked to provide your vaccination card for verification.

What are prizes for each Shot-at-a-Million drawing?

There are two types of drawings:

  • Kentuckians 18 years old and older who have received at least their first dose of a Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, may enter to win one of three $1 million drawings.
  • Kentuckians 12 to 17 years old who have received at least their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine may enter to win one of 15 full scholarships to a Kentucky public college, university, technical or trade school, which includes tuition, room-and-board and books.

Additional information is available in the Official Rules.

What are the tax implications of winning the prize?

Official winners will be responsible for any taxes associated with the prizes. Federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the official winners. For the cash prize, an IRS Form 1099 will be issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to each winner. For the scholarship fund prize, the fund does not incur tax liability to the winners as long as it is used for qualifying educational expenses. However, all federal, state and local law is subject to change. The official winners should consult an independent tax advisor regarding all applicable tax laws.

Can I enter the drawing more than one time?

No. Only one entry per person will be accepted. All duplicate entries will be removed prior to each drawing.

Is my information private?

The Commonwealth of Kentucky will not sell any information provided on this website. However, anyone who signs up for the Shot-at-a-Million drawing must consent to allow the Department for Public Health to verify your vaccination status. If you win, to accept the prize you must consent to the Release and Verification, which authorizes the Commonwealth and its agencies to release the prize winner’s name and likeness.

Can I be disqualified?

Violation of the official rules or inability to verify your vaccination status may disqualify you from winning a prize.

Where can I get additional help?

Additional help can be obtained at shotatamillion.ky.gov or by calling 855-598-2246.

Where will the money for the prizes come from?

The Kentucky Department for Public Health is using a portion of its federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to fund this public outreach campaign and initiative.