CLEVELAND — The result of the first of five Vax-a-Million drawings was live on Wednesday at 7:29 p.m. You can watch the result and find out who the first $1 million winner was in the video player on this story. Watch next week's announcement on News 5 Cleveland, the official partner station of the Ohio Lottery.
The Vax-a-Million program, which is being run by the Ohio Lottery and the Ohio Department of Health, is awarding one vaccinated adult Ohio resident with $1 million each Wednesday for the next five weeks. The names of the winners will be announced live on-air during a special Ohio Lottery broadcast on News 5 Cleveland at 7:29 p.m. each Wednesday.
The winner of a full-ride scholarship to an Ohio university was also announced Wednesday night; that winner is drawn from a pool of vaccinated Ohioans aged 12-17.
Based on the number of Ohioans who registered for the first drawing, the odds of winning the $1 million were one in 2,758,470, and the odds of winning the scholarship were one in 104,368, according to ODH.
To be eligible to win either drawing, you must have received at least the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine — or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson — and you must have registered at ohiovaxamillion.com or by calling 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). If you did not register for the first drawing, you can still register to be eligible for the remaining four, and you need only register once.
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