FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2021
Contact: ODH Office of Communications (614) 644-8562
Danielle Frizzi-Babb, Ohio Lottery (216) 774-5685
Ohio’s Second Vax-a-Million Drawing Winners Announced
$1 Million Winner and Student Scholarship winner Announced during Statewide Broadcast
CLEVELAND – The Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Lottery would like to congratulate the winners of Ohio’s second Vax-a-Million drawing.
Jonathan Carlyle from Toledo in Lucas County won the second $1 million prize.
Zoie Vincent from Mayfield Village in Cuyahoga County won the second student full-ride scholarship including four years tuition, books, and room and board at an Ohio public university or college.
The winners were selected in the drawing conducted by the Ohio Lottery and overseen by the Ohio Auditor of State on Monday, May 31, 2021.
“I am pleased that leading into the holiday weekend, data continued to show that our Ohio Vax-a-Million promotion continued to increase COVID-19 vaccinations compared to the period before the promotion announcement,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “The vaccine remains our most powerful tool to fight the virus and for Ohioans to protect themselves and others. I encourage anyone considering getting the vaccine to not delay and take advantage of both vaccination opportunities and the Ohio Vax-a-Million promotion.”
3,225,789 Ohioans entered the drawing to win $1 million prize, and 132,903 Ohioans age 12 to 17 entered to the drawing for a college scholarship. The number of entries in both groups increased from the previous week with 467,320 additional adult entries and 28,518 additional student entries.
The entry period for the next Ohio Vax-a-Million drawing ends June 6, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m.
With more than 5.3 million Ohioans who have started the vaccination process, not all who are eligible have entered. Ohio Vax-a-Million is an opt-in program, meaning you are not automatically entered. It takes less than two minutes to enter online at ohiovaxamillion.com. Those without Internet access can also enter by phone at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).
Once you enter, your entry will be carried over through all the drawings. You do not need to submit your name each week. The entry list will be reviewed, and all duplicate entries will be removed prior to each week’s drawing. In addition, any winner will be removed from the eligible draw list for subsequent drawings. Vaccination records will be verified for winners. If you are an Ohio resident who was vaccinated in another state, you are eligible, but will need to present poof of vaccination.
Winners are announced each Wednesday, starting May 26, at approximately 7:29 p.m., for five weeks. You can view the announcement of last week’s winners at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD9tJvnmpk4. The final announcement will take place on Wednesday, June 23.
Ohio Vax-a-Million is a public outreach campaign and initiative to increase awareness of the availability and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and provide incentives to Ohioans to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Ohioans 18 and older who have received a received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can enter to win one of five $1 million prizes. Ohioans ages 12-17 who have received a received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can enter to win one of five four-year, full-ride scholarships, including room and board, tuition, and books, to any Ohio state college or university. More information is available at ohiovaxamillion.com.