Fastest Million Ever!
Abbigail Bugenske of Silverton near Cincinnati is Ohio’s first million-dollar winner in a series of lotteries intended to encourage more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Joseph Costello of Englewood near Dayton won a full college scholarship in the lottery for people under age 18 who’ve been vaccinated.
Amid dropping vaccine demand in Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine announced the five weekly drawings of $1 million open to residents who’ve received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The scholarship lottery for teenagers offers five full, four-year scholarships to a public university in Ohio – room and board included.
The pool of names for the lottery drawing will be pulled from the Ohio Secretary of State’s publicly available voter registration database. There will also be a webpage created for people to sign up for the drawings if they are not in a voter registration database.
The Ohio Department of Health will be the sponsoring agency for the drawings, and the Ohio Lottery will conduct them. To be eligible to win, participants must be at least 18 or older on the day of the drawing, an Ohio resident, and must be vaccinated before the drawing.