Governor Edwards and Louisiana Department of Health Announce Million Winner Second Round Shooting
Today, Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health announced the second winners of the Shot At A Million COVID-19 campaign. Kudos to Edwina Jones and Andrew Homan for rolling up their sleeves and doing their part to protect themselves, their families and their communities during this pandemic.
Edwina Jones and Andrew Homan were selected in a raffle conducted by the Louisiana Lottery Corporation and overseen by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
Edwina Jones, 65 from Marrero, won the second cash prize of $ 100,000 as part of the Shot At A Million campaign.
Andrew Homan, 14 from Slidell, won the second $ 100,000 scholarship as part of the Shot At A Million campaign.
“Mrs. Jones and Andrew and her parents did the right thing and the best thing by getting vaccinated against this virus which is unfortunately spreading again in our state,” said Governor Edwards. “They understand that it is our best defense against the virus and best chance to put this pandemic behind us. I hope their stories inspire others who have not made the decision to get vaccinated. Vaccines are safe and effective and can help reduce The chances of getting sick or being hospitalized are greatly increased. Our cases, hospitalizations and deaths are increasing because of the Delta variant and the overwhelming majority are among the unvaccinated. It is no understatement to say that to decide to be vaccinating is a decision that saves lives. ”
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Louisiana will organize two other weekly drawings:
- Enter by July 23, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT for the July 28 draw
- Enter by July 30, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT for the August 4 draw
- Register by July 31, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT for the August 6 grand prize draw
Each weekly draw consists of a cash prize of $ 100,000 and a purse of $ 100,000.
At noon on July 23, more than 800,000 Louisianans signed up for their Shot At A Million.
“We are thrilled to have a second week of Shot At A Million winners that we can reward for participating in #SleevesUp,” said Dr Joseph Kanter, state health official. “As the more contagious Delta variant spreads and infects more people, it is all the more urgent for Louisians to join Edwina and Andrew in getting vaccinated to protect themselves and their loved ones. We have seen a marked increase in weekly vaccinations – it’s clear that other Louisianans are feeling this urgency and are not wasting time getting vaccinated.
Registration for the Shot At A Million program will continue until July 31. Louisianans who have taken at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and are 18 years of age or older can enter to win one of the two remaining prizes of $ 100,000 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 can enter to win one of the remaining seven $ 100,000 scholarships. Louisianans are eligible if they have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before the draw date, regardless of when they received their vaccine.
The final grand prize draw on August 6, 2021 will award a cash prize of $ 1 million and five purses of $ 100,000. Grand Prize entry must be submitted by July 31, 2021 11:59:59 PM CDT.
Global scholarships will total $ 2.3 million, paid for using federal COVID awareness dollars.