COLUMBUS (WCMH) — More than 3.4 million Ohioans have entered Wednesday’s Vax-A-Million drawing, hoping to win $1 million or a full-ride scholarship before the lottery comes to a close next week.
The state Department of Health said Monday a total of 3,428,514 adults are entered in this week’s drawing for $1 million, and 150,187 Ohioans age 12 to 17 entered in the drawing for a college scholarship.
That’s an increase of 66,311 adult entries and 6,583 scholarship entries from last week.
So far, Mark Cline, of Union County, Jonathan Carlyle, of Toledo, and Abbigail Bugenske, of Silverton, have won the first three of five $1 million prizes, while Sara Afaneh, of Sheffield Lake, Joseph Costello, of Englewood, and Zoie Vincent, of Mayfield Village, have won full-ride scholarships to an Ohio-run university or college of their choice.
Names are drawn on the Monday following the Sunday entry deadline. According to the state’s lottery commission, it draws a winner and up to 100 alternates using a random number generator. Those names are then turned over to the Department of Health to verify their vaccination status. Should the first name not meet the required standards, the next name on the list is checked, and so on until a winner is verified.
The next scheduled drawings for the Vax-A-Million prizes are:
|Entry deadline||Drawing date||Announcement date|
|June 13, 11:59:59 p.m.||June 14||June 16, 7:29 p.m.|
|June 20, 11:59:59 p.m.||June 21||June 23, 7:29 p.m.|
All Ohio residents who have had at least one Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson shot are urged to register at Ohiovaxamillion.com or by calling 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). Ohioans who meet the eligibility requirements have until Sunday, June 20, at 11:59 p.m. to sign up for the last drawing. If you have entered the drawing, there is no need to register again.