COLUMBUS, Ohio — Four weeks down, one to go.
On Wednesday night, the state of Ohio announced the fourth Vax-a-Million winners in the state’s COVID vaccine lottery. The latest $1 million winner (drawing for those 18 and older) is Suzanne Ward of Findlay. The recipient of a full-ride college scholarship (drawing for those ages 12-17) is Sean Horning of Cincinnati.
The state’s Vax-a-Million contest is winding down with the final winners set to be revealed next week on June 23. You can still enter to win HERE.
“With one Ohio Vax-a-Million drawing remaining, I urge Ohioans who have yet to get the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated and continue Ohio’s progress moving beyond this pandemic,” said Governor Mike DeWine in a statement.
3,428,514 Ohioans entered this week's drawing to win the $1 million prize, and 150,187 Ohioans age 12 to 17 entered the drawing for a college scholarship. The number of entries in both groups increased from the previous week with 66,311 additional adult entries and 6,583 additional student entries.
The winners were selected in the drawing conducted by the Ohio Lottery and overseen by the Ohio Auditor of State on Monday, June 14
Here's how the drawing works: Each person who enters is assigned a unique number. A computer then randomly picks one of those numbers approximately 48 hours before the winning name is announced. The reason the drawing isn't held live is so state officials have time to verify the winner's information -- including proof of vaccination -- before revealing the results.
To be eligible, you must have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine. If you've already entered the contest, there's no need to enter again. Your single entry is valid for the final drawing with the upcoming winners to be revealed at 7:29 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23. The deadline to enter is Sunday, June 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Gov. DeWine launched the Vax-a-Million COVID vaccine lottery last month as a way to give Ohioans an incentive for vaccinations. He teased last week that more vaccine incentives are in the works.
“We hope to announce some additional prizes and different additional things that the private sector and businesses are going to be donating," he said.