COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lottery officials conducted the final Vax-a-Million drawing Monday, with winners to be announced later this week.
More than 3 million Ohioans entered the final drawing for the $1 million prize. More than 150,000 Ohioans between the ages of 12 and 17 entered to win the scholarship, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
The winners were selected with a random number generator. The drawing was monitored by an official from the Ohio Auditor of State.
Since the first drawing was announced, more than half a million Ohioans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
“We know that COVID-19 vaccines are the best tool we have to help us through this pandemic, and that they help us protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities,” said ODH Director Stephanie McCloud. “In addition to the personal protection gained from COVID-19 vaccines, the chance to win $1 million or a four-year college scholarship provided further incentive for Ohioans to get vaccinated, which helped to shift the momentum for vaccinations throughout Ohio.”
The winners will be announced at 7:29 p.m. Wednesday.
Ohio vaccine lottery: Everything you need to know about 'Vax-a-Million' drawings
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