CLEVELAND, Ohio (WCMH/WKBN) – The Ohio Lottery conducted the first of five Ohio Vax-a-Million drawings at the Ohio Lottery’s draw studio in Cleveland on Monday.

The drawing included 2,758,470 adult entries for $1 million.

It was conducted using a Random Number Generator and observed by a representative of the Ohio Auditor of State.

The first winner will be announced Wednesday at 7:29 p.m. during the Ohio Lottery broadcast. That drawing will be streamed live on

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that more than 2.7 million people have signed up for the state’s Vax-A-Million lottery. With more than 5.1 million Ohioans who have started the vaccination process, not all who are eligible have entered.

Ohio’s Vax-a-Million is an opt-in program, meaning you are not automatically entered. It takes less than two minutes to enter online at Those without internet access can also enter by phone at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). All Ohio residents who have had at least one Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson shot can register. Once you’ve registered, you are entered in all remaining drawings.

According to DeWine, the Ohio Lottery has done a data review of the entries and has eliminated any duplicates.

In addition, 104,386 young Ohioans have registered for the scholarship drawing.