It’s being called the ‘Vax-a-Million’ lottery.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Editor’s note: Video in the player above was originally published on May 13, 2021.
Five lucky people will soon become millionaires in Ohio as the state launches a lottery-style incentive to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
But there are still a lot of questions surrounding how the state’s weekly $1 million drawings will work, which is why the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Lottery Commission are joining forces to host a press conference at 11 a.m. today. They’re expected to release the official terms, conditions and eligibility information regarding the five weekly Ohio “Vax-a-Million” drawings.
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We will stream that press conference live inside this story at 11 a.m. You can also watch on our Facebook or YouTube pages.
Starting May 26, winners will be revealed every Wednesday night at 7:29 p.m. during the Ohio Lottery’s drawing. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine also previously announced that an electronic online portal will open May 18 for those ages 12-17 to sign up for the college drawing.
“Ohioans 18 and older who have received a received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for drawings with a prize of $1 million,” state officials said in a press release. “Ohioans ages 12-17 who have received a received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can enter to win a four-year, full-ride scholarship including room and board, tuition, and books, to any Ohio state college or university.”
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