COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – Governor Mike DeWine announced Wednesday evening that five lucky Ohioans will receive $1 million for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
He made the announcement along with several others during an evening press conference Wednesday.
DeWine said starting May 26, adult Ohioans who have received at least their first dose of the vaccine have the chance to win $1 million.
One winner will be announced every week for five weeks.
DeWine said names for the drawing will be taken from the Ohio Secretary of State’s voter registration database. He said they’ll make a webpage available for people to sign up for the drawings if they aren’t in the database they’re using.
To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, an Ohio resident and vaccinated before the drawing.
Also starting on May 26, DeWine will randomly select five winners for full, four-year scholarships to universities throughout the state.
These will be awarded to vaccinated Ohioans who are 17 and under. DeWine said an electronic portal will open up for young people to register on May 18.
It includes tuition, room and board and book expenses.
Money for the lottery comes from federal coronavirus relief funds.
DeWine said there will be more details in the upcoming days.