Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Monday that more than 2.7 million adult residents have entered for a chance to win $ 1 million in one of five weekly draws.
In an attempt to get more and more people vaccinated, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine offered various incentives, including $ 1 million prizes and full scholarships for public colleges.
In a statewide televised speech, DeWine announced that five vaccinated adults would be randomly selected to each receive a $ 1 million prize in the “Ohio Vax-a-Million” lottery.
According to DeWine in his new coronavirus update, âAfter announcing this promotion, we saw the biggest increase in vaccinations among 16-17 year olds, where there was a 94% increase. in the state there has been a 46% increase, âCrain’s Cleaveland Business reported.
US President Joe Biden has set a goal of vaccinating at least 70% of the US population by July 4.
But the pace slowed after a rapid start, and local, state and federal authorities looked for ways to get more shots, sometimes partnering with restaurants and other businesses.
Promotions include free beer, free donuts, free baseball tickets, and savings vouchers for people who get the shot.
(With contributions from agencies)