Sign-ups growing for Kentucky prizes tied to COVID shots

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear says the number of Kentuckians vying for lucrative prizes tied to getting the COVID-19 vaccine continues to grow. Beshear said Thursday more than 414,000 Kentucky adults have entered drawings for $1 million prizes. Another 23,000 youngsters are entered for college scholarships. Three Kentucky adults will win $1 million prizes and 15 students ages 12 to 17 will be awarded full-ride scholarships to a Kentucky public university, college, technical or trade school. The offer is available to Kentucky residents already vaccinated and those who get the vaccine before the drawings. Drawings will be July 1, July 29 and Aug. 26.