BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Governor John Bel Edwards made an announcement about COVID vaccine incentives at 2:30 p.m. from the State Capitol.

Gov. Edwards says you get a chance to win $1 million for getting the COVID-19 shot. Vaccinated Louisianans get a chance to win $100,000 weekly starting Friday, July 9 and a grand prize of $1 million at the end of the month of July.

Louisianans aged 12-17 with one dose of any COVID-19 vaccine have a chance to win up to $100,000 in scholarships weekly. There will be a total of nine scholarships available for the winning.

“Getting your COVID vaccine is already a huge win for Louisianans because they can safely take off their masks, be around other people and know that they are protected from serious COVID-19 infections, hospitalization and death,” said Gov. Edwards. “These safe and effective vaccines are the key to a brighter future full of music and festivals and fun for our state. But for 14 lucky Louisianans, getting the vaccine is going to mean even more. It’s time to go Sleeves Up to Bring Back Louisiana, because you don’t want to throw away your Shot At A Million.”

Registration for the cash prizes begins on Monday, June 21 at 12 p.m.

For more information about this new COVID vaccine initiative, visit