Winners of the second ‘Shot at a Million’ Kentucky vaccine lottery drawing announced

The winners of the second “Shot at a Million” vaccine lottery drawing have been announced and the $1 million prize winner is Ginger Schultz of Louisville.

Schultz was joined by her husband, Michael Essen, to receive her prize.


“I have never experienced anything like this. It’s shocking because you don’t really think you’re going to win,” said Ginger Schultz. “Why take a chance at getting very sick and possibly die or even passing it on to someone else? That’s what my main concern was. My mom is 85 and she has breathing issues and I have always been very concerned about her getting it or me passing it on to her.”

“The reason we got vaccinated was because it was the right thing to do to protect ourselves and the people around us,” said Michael Essen. “I really believe getting vaccinated is what we have to do to get out of this tough situation.”

The five Kentucky youth selected for full scholarships were:

  • Shelby Anderson of Louisville
  • Isabella Brozak of Crestwood
  • TJ Ponder of Owenton
  • Reese Johnson of Harrodsburg
  • Julian Sandberg of Ft. Mitchell