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Deadline Friday for second drawing of "Shot At A Million" lottery

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Posted at 8:27 AM, Jul 15, 2021

The deadline to enter the second drawing for the state's "Shot At A Million" lottery is Friday.

Residents have until 11:59 pm on Friday, July 16, to be entered into the July 21 drawing.

The first drawing for the "Shot At A Million" lottery took place on Wednesday, July 14. A winner will be announced for that drawing on Friday to allow time for the state to confirm the person's vaccination status.

See the remaining schedule for drawings and their deadlines to register:

  • Enter by July 16, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. CDT for the July 21 drawing
  • Enter by July 23, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. CDT for the July 28 drawing
  • Enter by July 30, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. CDT for the August 4 drawing

Governor John Bel Edwards announced the launch of the campaign at a press conference on Thursday, June 17 that 14 vaccinated Louisianans will win scholarships and cash prizes – including one adult who will win $1 million – throughout July as part of the campaign to reward residents who have taken or who choose to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Louisianans who have gotten the vaccine can register online at Residents who do not have access to the internet or who have questions can call the toll-free hotline at 877-356-1511 to register.

Residents who have taken at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and are age 18 or older may enter to win one of four $100,000 prizes and the grand prize of $1 million. Louisianans who have taken at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and are between the ages of 12 and 17 may enter to win one of nine $100,000 scholarships. Louisianans are eligible if they have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before the drawing date – regardless of when they were vaccinated.

Four weekly drawings will take place for one $100,000 scholarship and one $100,000 cash prize.

A final grand prize drawing will take place on August 4, to award $1 million in cash and five $100,000 scholarships.

Overall awards will total $2.3 million, paid using federal COVID outreach dollars.

The Louisiana Lottery Corporation is assisting the Louisiana Department of Health with structuring the reward program and conducting the randomized drawings, with LDH and the Legislative Auditor present. LDH will not share a person's vaccine status or health information with the Louisiana Lottery Corporation and will confirm the vaccination status of the winner after de-identifying the person's information.

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