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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

Ohio is Offering $1 Million Lottery Jackpots to Vaccinated Adults (Video)

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Wednesday the state is running five $1 million lottery draws exclusively for vaccinated residents.

From May 26 to June 23, one adult each week who has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, or the singular Johnson & Johnson vaccine, will receive a special, million-dollar jackpot in the state's lottery draw.

State residents aged 12 to 18 — who, as of today, are now all eligible for a vaccine — will not be eligible for the monetary lottery. Instead, they will be entered into a draw for a four-year full scholarship, tuition and accommodation included, to any state college or university.

The move is the latest effort by authorities to encourage people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus and get closer to herd immunity.

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