CLEVELAND — The deadline to be entered for the first of five weekly drawings in Ohio's Vax-a-Million initiative is today, Sunday, May 23, at 11:59 p.m.
On Wednesday, one lucky vaccinated adult will win $1 million, and one lucky vaccinated teen between the ages of 12 and 17 will take him a college scholarship.
The winners will be announced this Wednesday, May 26.
Millions of Ohioans have already entered the drawings for their chance to win, but with more than 5.1 million Ohioans who have started the vaccination process, not all who are eligible have entered.
Ohio Vax-a-Million is an opt-in program, meaning you are not automatically entered. It takes less than two minutes to enter online at ohiovaxamillion.com.
Those without Internet access can also enter by phone at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).
Once you enter, your entry will be carried over through all the drawings. You do not need to submit your name each week. The entry list will be reviewed, and all duplicate entries will be removed prior to each week’s drawing.
In addition, any winner will be removed from the eligible draw list for subsequent drawings. Vaccination records will be verified for winners. If you are an Ohio resident who was vaccinated in another state, you are eligible, but will need to present poof of vaccination.
Winners will be announced each Wednesday, starting May 26, at approximately 7:29 p.m., for five weeks. The final announcement will take place on Wednesday, June 23.
The Ohio Lottery will use a random number generator for the drawing. Those interested can take a look at the process here.
Ohio Vax-a-Million is a public outreach campaign and initiative to increase awareness of the availability and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and provide incentives to Ohioans to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
Ohioans 18 and older who have received a received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can enter to win one of five $1 million prizes.
Ohioans ages 12-17 who have received a received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can enter to win one of five four-year, full-ride scholarships, including room and board, tuition, and books, to any Ohio state college or university.
More information is available at ohiovaxamillion.com.