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Ohio Incentivizes COVID-19 Vaccinations With $1 Million Lottery and Scholarships
Ohio's governor announced a COVID-19 vaccine scheme to incentivize residents to be inoculated by offering weekly $1 million lotteries and full scholarships.
As COVID-19 vaccine rollouts try to keep forging forward, some countries and states have decided to incentivize their residents in their own ways.
The state of Ohio in the U.S. is nearing the end of its pandemic restrictions on June 2, as Marketwatch reported, and in an effort to keep its residents healthy and safe, it's going to offer $1 million prizes and university scholarships.
The plan is to incentivize more people to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Ohio's governor Mike DeWine announced the strategy on Wednesday, May 12, posting the information in a series of Twitter posts. Starting from May 26, the governor's office will announce a winner of two separate lottery drawings every week for five weeks.
One of the drawings is geared towards adults over 18 years old who must already have their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, and who must be a resident of Ohio. Each winner will receive $1 million. The second drawing is for five students under 18 years old who must also have had their first COVID-19 jab, and they'll win a four-year full scholarship to one of the state's public universities.