Ohio has announced that a woman from the southwest of the state is the first winner of her डलर 1 million Vax-a-Million Vaccine Incentive Award.
The state also said a Dayton-area teen is the first winner of the program’s full riding college scholarship. The names were announced Wednesday night at the end of the Ohio Lottery’s Cash Blast TV show.
Four winners and four college scholarship winners will be announced every Wednesday for the next four weeks.
Republican Governor of the State, Mike DeWine, The program was announced on May 12 Promote lagging vaccine rates. A lot 2.7 million adults registered More than 100,000 children between the ages of 12 and 1 entered the scholarship for money, including tuition, room and board, and books.
The Ohio Lottery held the first drawing Monday afternoon at Cleveland’s Draw Studio and used a random number generator to select the winners ahead of time, and confirmed the final winner’s eligibility.
“I know someone says, ‘Devine, you’re crazy! This million dollar picture of yours is a waste of money,'” the governor said while announcing the incentive. But now that the vaccine is readily available, the real rubbish is “life lost in Covid 1 to”, the governor said.
At least initially, the concept seemed to work. According to an analysis by the Associated Press, Ohio is 1 year old after the state announced its multi-million dollar incentive lottery. And the number of people receiving the early covid vaccine for older people has reached 33% per week.
But the same review also found that vaccination rates are better than in April and early March.
More than 2.2 million people in Ohio started the vaccination process on Monday or at least 45% of the state. About 6.4 million people are being vaccinated, or %%% of the state.
Vax-A-Million is open to permanent Ohio residents who have received their first portion of a single dose of Johnson and Johnson vaccine or a two-dose Pfizer or modern vaccine.
Divine’s proposal inspired similar vaccine promotion lotteries in Colorado, Maryland, New York State and Oregon.
In Colorado, Governor Jared Polis says the state will take a weekly lottery for five residents to win residents 1 residents on Tuesday and is using the federal coronavirus relief fund to do so.
Other states are also offering incentives to encourage vaccinations.
In New Jersey, Residents 21 years of age or older can get free beer after receiving their first vaccine. Man resident Those who receive the first shot of the vaccine before the end of May can choose from a number of outdoor-themed prizes, including fishing or hunting licenses or day-to-day in state parks.