How to Sign up/Register The Ohio's Vax-a-Million: Deadline, Drawing Schedule and Winners
|How to Sign up/Register The Ohio's Vax-a-Million: Deadline, Drawing Schedule|
What is the Covid-19 Vaccination Lottery in Ohio?
The Ohio Vax-a-Million is an opt-in program and Ohioans need to enter themselves. Millions have already registered for the drawing, but not all those eligible have registered.
The second set of winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 2.
Ohioans 18 years old and older who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to win a $1 million cash prizes, according to the Ohio Department of Heath.
Ohioans 12 to 17 years old who have received at least on dose of COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to win a four-year, full-ride scholarship – including room and board, tuition and books – to any in-state college or university.
Five winners will be chosen to receive $1 million each.
Employees and officers of the governor’s office, Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Lottery Commission are not eligible. Blood relatives and spouses of employees of those agencies are also not eligible.
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What is the Deadline to register for Ohio's second Vax-a-Million drawing?
To be eligible for the five consecutive Wednesday drawings, participants must have received a first dose of a vaccine by 11:59 p.m. Sunday before that week's drawing.
The deadline to register for the second of five weekly Ohio Vax-a-Million drawings to win $1 million or a full college scholarship is Sunday at 11:59 p.m
How to sign up for Ohio's vaccine lottery to win $1 million or a college scholarship
Ohioans who want a shot at the Vax-a-Million cash prize or college scholarships must enter through a new website or by calling a state hotline.
Registrations can be done through www.ohiovaxamillion.com or by or enter by phone by calling 1-833-427-5634 starting Tuesday morning. That's a change from the initial plan, which would have used voter registration records to choose winners for the cash prize. One sign-up is good for all five drawings. Duplicate entries will be removed.
By opting-in, winners will agree to have their vaccination records verified and be publicly announced, state officials said.
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When Will the Vax-a-Million's Winners be Announced?
Winners will be announced each Wednesday at approximately 7:29 p.m. for five weeks. The final announcement will take place on June 23.
The first winners – announced on May 26 – were 22-year-old Abbigail Bugenske, who lives in Hamilton County, and Joseph Costello, a teen who just finished 8th grade in a Dayton suburb.
Bugenske, the newly minted millionaire, has a Northeast Ohio tie. She graduated from Shaker Heights High School in 2016, and her family still lives in the area.
How will the drawings work?
The Ohio Lottery will conduct the drawings using its random number generator. It'll be observed by the Auditor of State staff. The winner and up to 100 alternates will be selected. The winner's vaccination verified by Ohio Department of Health. If it can't be verified, officials will move on to the first alternate and so on.