Man from New Orleans, teen from Lafayette win big in weekly 'Shot At a Million' campaign
BATON ROUGE — One man from New Orleans is $100,000 wealthier thanks to getting a COVID vaccination and a teenager from Lafayette is paving his way to the future with a bright and shiny $100,000 scholarship, all because he chose to get the vaccine.
Stephen Curry, a 57-year-old man from New Orleans and Jacob Ardoin, a 15-year-old from Lafayette are the third winners of the Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) Shot At a Million COVID-19 campaign, according to a Friday news release from the office of Governor John Bel Edwards.
As Louisiana experiences a resurgence of the deadly virus, local leaders are using incentives such as the Shot At a Million campaign to encourage people to be inoculated against COVID-19.
Every week the campaign offers vaccinated people the chance to win $100,000, and at the end of the month a grand prize of $1,000,000 is used as incentive.
In addition to this, Louisiana residents ages 12-17 who have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine are eligible to win one of nine $100,000 scholarships.
Curry and Ardoin were selected as this week's winners on Wednesday.
The campaign hasn't ended yet, which means more winners will be selected on the dates below:
-August 4 $100,000 drawing
-August 6 Grand Prize Drawing
Registration for the Shot At A Million program will continue through July 31.
Click here to register for the drawing.
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