Yes, it’s true. There’s a chance you can win $1,000,000 if you are a vaccinated Ohioan.
Governor Mike DeWine announced Wednesday evening in a statewide address that beginning May 26 for five weeks (each Wednesday), a name will be drawn and the chosen name will be awarded $1,000,000 – but there are some stipulations.
This is an attempt to get more Ohioans vaccinated before Ohio lifts all of its public health orders on June 2.
To qualify for the $1,000,000 you must be an Ohio resident, 18 years or older and have at least one dose of the Moderna or Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Ohioans under the age of 18 who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine will be entered into a drawing for a four-year full scholarship to any of Ohio’s state colleges and universities, including full tuition, room, and board.
How do I enter?
The pool of names for the “Ohio Vax-a-Million” drawing will be derived from the Ohio Secretary of State’s publicly available voter registration database. A webpage will be created for people to sign up for the drawings if they are not in a database the state is using.
Where is the money coming from?
The Ohio Department of Health will be the sponsoring agency for the drawings, and the Ohio Lottery will conduct them. The money will come from existing federal Coronavirus Relief Funds.