Ohio vaccine lottery: How to win $1 million


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – The Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Lottery Commission are scheduled to outline details in the “Ohio Vax-a-Million” program Monday morning.

It’s a vaccine incentive program that will include weekly drawings.

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Ohioans 18 and up will be automatically entered if they’re registered to vote, but they only qualify if they’ve received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine by the date of the drawing.

There are two separate drawings.

One will be for ages 12 to 17.

The state will release a website to sign up, that is expected to go online Tuesday, May 18.

Young people who are vaccinated have the chance to win a full-ride scholarship to any state school of their choice, including room and board and books.

The other drawing is for ages 18 and up.

The big prize for adults is $1 million.

There will be 5 weekly drawings for each prize

The first drawing will be held May 26.

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The money is coming from federal COVID-19 funding.

The press conference is scheduled for 11 a.m.

FOX8.com will stream it live.


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