By now, you may have heard about the planned COVID-19 vaccine lottery that is coming to Ohio. It was first announced by the state’s Governor Mike DeWine during his press conference on May 12.
Since then, more details have been released what those drawings are going to look like.
The state is planning to “give away $1 million and a full-ride scholarship on Wednesdays at 7:29 p.m.”
You may have to wait a while before the weekly drawing begin. They won’t start until May 26 and is planning to last for five weeks.
From WJW Fox 8 News Cleveland:
To be eligible for the $1 million prizes, you must be at least 18 years old, be an Ohio resident and receive a least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before the drawing. Names for the “vax-a-million” come from the Ohio Secretary of State’s voter registration database. The state will also have a website available at a later time for people to register if they are not already in the database.
The drawings are sponsored by the Ohio Department and will be conducted by the Ohio Lottery Commission.
For those wondering where the money will come from, the answer is through “existing coronavirus relief funds.”
As for the scholarships, it will be given to those between the age of 12 and 17. The lucky individuals in that group will have their names chosen from a drawing that will award them ” a four-year, full scholarship to one of Ohio’s state colleges and universities” with “tuition, room and board.”
Just like with the lottery, the scholarship winners will be chosen every Wednesday for five weeks as well.
The state will also launch a portal for children to get their vaccines on May 18.
Gov. DeWine took to his Twitter account with news on the lottery drawings and scholarship.
Will the lottery and scholarship drawings convince Ohioans not yet vaccinated to finally get those shots?
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Governor DeWine Address Ohioans, Warns of Shut Down in a Week
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At the end of September, we averaged under 1,000 cases a day.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) November 11, 2020
Yesterday, we reached the highest number of over 6,500 cases.
Today, we reported our second-highest number of cases at nearly 5,900 cases.
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We are reissuing Ohio’s mask order w/ three new provisions. ⬇ The first violation of this order will bring about a written warning and a second violation will bring about closure of the store for up to 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/mZccGPevXq— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) November 11, 2020
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It is essential that we also remember the existing orders that are already in place to slow the spread of the virus. In April, we issued an order to limit gatherings of more than 10 people. That limit is still in effect and applies to public events and private gatherings.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) November 11, 2020
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To address this, we will be issuing a new order soon to place significant new restrictions on these social activities.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) November 11, 2020
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Specifically, open congregate areas can no longer be open. The order will require everyone to be seated and masked unless they are actively consuming food or drinks and it will prohibit things such as dancing and games.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) November 11, 2020
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If the current trend continues and cases keep increasing, we will be forced to close restaurants, bars, and fitness centers. We will look at this one week from tomorrow.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) November 11, 2020
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My fellow Ohioans, I know you’re tired and weary. I know you want this to be over. But in words often attributed to Winston Churchill during some of the darkest times in World War II, “When you’re going through hell, keep going!” Tonight, I ask you to keep going. pic.twitter.com/1fr4XTF4DB— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) November 11, 2020
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