Louisiana’s Shot At A Million promotion is part of a public outreach campaign to increase awareness of the availability and benefit of COVID-19 vaccines, and to thank those who have already been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Louisiana is offering the chance to win $100,000 cash or a $100,000 scholarship on Fridays, beginning July 16, 2021, as well as a chance to win a grand prize of $1,000,000 cash and one of five $100,000 college scholarships on Friday, August 13th as an incentive to Louisiana residents to get their COVID-19 vaccine.
Louisiana residents 12 to 17 years of age, who have received at least their first dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination, may enter for a chance to win one of nine $100,000 scholarships.
Louisiana residents 18 years of age and older, who have received at least their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination may enter for a chance to win one of four $100,000 prizes and one $1,000,000 grand prize.
No, however, any information submitted by or for a minor child must be validated by a parent or legal guardian prior to award of a prize. The entry form for Louisianans 12 to 17 years old must include a parent or legal guardian’s information, including the parent or legal guardian’s name, address, and phone number.
Entry must be completed through www.shotatamillion.com.
If you do not have access to the internet, a call center is available to assist you with submitting an entry by phone. The call center is open 7 days a week (Monday-Saturday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM CDT and Sundays from Noon to 8:00 PM CDT) and can be reached toll free at 1-877-356-1511.
If you are having a technical issue or if you do not have access to the internet, our call center can assist you by calling toll-free 1-877-356-1511 during the hours listed above.
By submitting an entry for Shot At A Million, you agree to allow the Louisiana Department of Health to access your vaccination records to verify that you have received a COVID-19 vaccination prior to the entry end date for each drawing. Additional information is available in the terms and conditions.
Visit https://covidvaccine.la.gov/ or call Louisiana’s vaccine hotline toll-free at 1-855-453-0774 for information, locations, and resources to help you and your family get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The drawing entry period runs Monday, June 21, 2021 through July 31, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT. The last winners will be announced on August 13, 2021.
Your entry must be received by July 31, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM CDT to be eligible for at least one drawing.
The drawing announcement schedule can be found below.
|Entry End Date||Drawing Date||Announcement Date†|
|July 9, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT||July 14, 2021||July 16, 2021|
|July 16, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT||July 21, 2021||July 23, 2021|
|July 23, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT||July 28, 2021||July 30, 2021|
|July 30, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT||Aug 4, 2021||August 6, 2021|
|*July 31, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT||Aug 6, 2021||August 13, 2021|
*Grand Prize drawing - $1,000,000 cash prize and five $100,000 college scholarships
†Announcement dates are subject to change and may be delayed due to the verification of information and eligibility of potential winners.
The winners will be announced each Friday during the promotion period.
Weekly Cash Prize – Louisianans age 18 years and over
One (1) $100,000 prize per drawing.
Grand Prize Drawing – Louisianans age 18 years and over
One (1) $1,000,000 cash grand prize will be awarded to the winner.
Weekly Scholarship Prize – Louisianans ages 12 – 17 years
One (1) $100,000 scholarship per drawing. The scholarship funds are in the amount of the qualifying expenses for in-state tuition, books, and room-and-board for a four-year program, two-year program, community college program, or technical or trade school. See Official Rules for further details.
Grand Prize Drawing – Louisianans ages 12-17 years
Five (5) winners will each receive one (1) $100,000 scholarship per drawing. The scholarship funds are in the amount of the qualifying expenses for in-state tuition, books, and room-and-board for a four-year program, two-year program, community college program, or technical or trade school. See Official Rules for further details.
Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries at the time of each drawing.
No. By entering once, individuals are automatically entered into all drawings for that entry period and all subsequent drawings. Duplicate entries will be removed.
For the drawing for Louisianans ages 18 and over, the winner will be responsible for any taxes associated with this prize. An IRS Form 1099 or other applicable tax forms will be issued by the State of Louisiana to each applicable winner. All federal, state and local laws, applicable taxes, and regulations apply. The State of Louisiana may withhold estimated federal and state taxes on cash prizes.
For the drawing for Louisiana residents ages 12 to 17, the funds will be distributed by the Louisiana Department of Health to LouisianaShot At A Million START 529 Savings Plan to manage the scholarship fund for the recipient, who becomes the beneficiary. While there is no tax liability for the beneficiary on qualified tuition and related expenses, there may be tax liability for room-and-board expenses (if applicable). More information is available in the Terms and Conditions.
You must be a Louisiana resident to be eligible.
Certain individuals are not eligible for the drawing. To be eligible, an individual must be a Louisiana resident, a U.S. citizen, 12 years old or over, and not incarcerated for a felony. Additionally, employees and officers of the Louisiana Governor’s Office, Louisiana Lottery Commission, enumerated employees of the Louisiana Department of Health, certain LDH contractors providing support to this promotion, or any immediate family member of those listed above, are not eligible. Please see the terms and conditions for more information.
If your entry is selected, you will be contacted via the contact information provided on your entry form.
Louisiana residents who are 12 years of age and older and have received at least their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine if receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose if receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Yes. Once you enter, your entry will be carried over through all the Shot At A Million drawings. All winners will be removed from the eligible draw list for subsequent drawings.
An email confirmation will be sent immediately after a successful entry to the email address provided during registration.
Yes, any prize awarded under the Shot At A Million Promotion will be reduced or offset by any applicable debts (such as child support and other debts collected by the Office of Debt Recovery) owed to the State of Louisiana.
You must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to the end of any entry period to be eligible for the drawing for that entry period. See the Terms and Conditions for a complete schedule of Entry End Date, Drawing Date, and Announcement Date for each drawing.
The Louisiana Department of Health is sponsoring the drawings and the Louisiana Lottery is conducting the drawings.
The Louisiana Department of Health is using a portion of its Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to fund this innovative public outreach campaign and initiative. The U.S. Treasury, under the direction of Presidents Trump and Biden, have authorized funds for broad COVID-19 response purposes. Louisiana is using a portion of its unspent federal funds to share information about the availability and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and to encourage additional Louisianans to get vaccinated to stop the disease and boost our public health and continued economic recovery. No state funds will be used to pay for the prizes.
Louisiana Department of Health might contact you to verify certain details about your vaccination in order to determine your eligibility. However, LDH will never ask for money in connection with the Shot At A Million promotion or drawing. Do not respond to a letter, email, phone call or social media post asking you to send money to get a donation or prize. LDH or its partners will never send you this type of communication.
Never give your credit card, full Social Security number, passport or bank account numbers over the phone to someone promising you a donation or prize.
The Louisiana Department of Health has a call center available to answer questions regarding the drawings. The call center is open 7 days a week (Monday-Saturday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM CDT and Sundays from Noon to 8:00 PM CDT) and can be reached toll free at 1-877-356-1511.