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More than half a million signed up for Louisiana Shot at a Million lottery


Louisiana launched the “Shot at a Million” lottery-style incentive program on June 17, aimed at boosting the state’s COVID-19 vaccination rates.

BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – With less than a week to go before the first drawing, more than half a million people have signed up for a shot at $1 million and other cash prizes and college scholarships offered in Louisiana’s Shot at a Million lottery.

According to a spokesperson for the governor’s office, 504,533 eligible Louisianians have registered since the vaccine incentive lottery opened last week.

LDH is offering the chance to win $100,000 every week starting July 9th and a grand prize of $1 million at the end of the month to all Louisiana residents ages 18+ who have chosen to receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Louisiana residents ages 12-17 who have gotten at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine are eligible to win one of nine $100,000 scholarships.

The first drawing, for a cash prize of $100,000, is set for July 9. The winner of that drawing will be announced on July 16. The grand prize winner will be drawn on August 6 and announced on August 13. The deadline to register for the $1 million drawing is Saturday, July 31.

As of Wednesday, nearly 35% of Louisiana’s population was fully vaccinated, with more than 1.6 million people getting either the single dose or completing the two-shot series, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Those who do not have access to the internet can call 877-356-1511 and register by phone for Louisiana’s Shot At A Million lottery.

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