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In Ohio, a woman received $ 1 million for vaccination against COVID-19: where else can you win money

In the state of Ohio, the winner of the lottery was announced, which was organized among people vaccinated against COVID-19. Writes about it with the BBC.

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The raffle was organized to encourage the population of the state to actively get vaccinated.

The winner of the drawing is Abigail Bougenske from the suburbs of Cincinnati (Ohio) - she will receive $ 1 million.

And Joseph Costello won a college scholarship, a prize given to vaccinated teenagers.

According to the rules of the lottery, during the next month the organizers will announce one more winner of the draw each week.

That is, four more vaccinated residents of the state should receive $ 1 million each.

1 million people managed to register to participate in the winning lottery worth $ 2,7 million.

A full four-year scholarship to Ohio State universities is seeking 100 teenagers.

State Governor Mike Devine announced the lottery on May 12.

According to him, already from May 14 to May 19, the rate of vaccination in Ohio accelerated by 94% among teenagers aged 16 to 17, by 46% among young people aged 18-19 and by 55% among those aged 20 to 49. years .

Ohio's idea of ​​holding such lotteries is already being adopted by other states.

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Other states

New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a new incentive to vaccinate against COVID-19. State residents can get a free lottery ticket as soon as they get vaccinated against the coronavirus, he said. Ticket gives you a chance to win $ 5 million.

Called Vax and Scratch, the program assumes that anyone who vaccinates against the coronavirus at one of 24 official vaccination sites in the state from May 28 to May 10 will receive a lottery ticket that gives them a chance to win $ 5 million. There are 13 different levels of winning. In addition to the main prize, you can win from $ 20 to $ 50.

You can find out more details at the official website of the Governor of New York.


Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that starting Tuesday, May 25, the Maryland Lottery will randomly select a vaccinated state resident each day to win a prize of $ 40. CNN.

Draws in Maryland will run for 40 days until July 3, and the winner will receive a grand prize of $ 4 on July 400, Hogan said.

“So the prize pool is $ 2 million,” Hogan said. “It's easy to get involved: you need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 here in Maryland, be a Maryland resident and be over the age of 18.”

You can find the official lottery page by link.


The state will host a weekly random draw on behalf of the Colorado Department of Health and Environment to identify one vaccinated resident of the region each week who wins a $ 1 million cash prize. All Colorado residents aged 18 and over who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, in accordance with the selection rules, are automatically included in the drawing, according to the official website. Colorado Department of Health.

The winners of each of the draws will be announced on June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25 and July 7.


Governor John Carney and the Delaware Department of Public Health have announced the launch of the DE Wins! Incentive program to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates in Delaware. official state website.

Delawarians over 12 who are vaccinated between May 25 and June 29 and all residents of the state between the ages of 12 and 17 will participate in the $ 5 draw.

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Other prizes include a four-day vacation, a full scholarship to the University of Delaware, annual tickets to Delaware parks, tickets and camping to the Firefly Music Festival, and prize packages from partners including Funland, Wilmington Blue Rocks and Delmarva Shorebirds. The Delaware Lottery will run twice a week on Mondays and Fridays from May 31st to June 30th.

On June 30, to complete DE Wins !, every resident of the state who vaccinated against COVID-19 in Delaware will have the opportunity to win a cash prize of $ 302 as part of the campaign.


Oregon Governor Keith Brown presented the Vaccinate Oregon project. Oregon residents 12 years and older must be vaccinated for a chance to win, as stated in Oregon mayor's statement.

One winner will be determined, who will receive $ 1 million, another 5 lucky ones will be awarded $ 100 thousand for training under the Oregon College Savings Plan program and 36 winners - $ 10 thousand each.

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