Ohio offers million-dollar prizes and scholarships for people who have COVID-19 vaccine – ABC News

Ohio’s governor is offering big lottery incentives — including a $US1 million ($1.29 million) prize and college scholarships — in a last-ditch effort to get people vaccinated before the state’s mask mandate and most other coronavirus-related state orders end on June 2.

All Ohio’s COVID-19 orders, except those applying to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, will end, Mike DeWine said during a primetime address.

However, the Republican noted that stores and businesses still may require customers to be masked.

With three weeks to go before restrictions were to lift, Mr DeWine rolled out big-ticket motivators.

Beginning May 26, adults who have received at least one vaccine dose may enter a lottery that will provide a $US1 million prize each Wednesday for five weeks.

In random drawings, the state will also provide five full four-year scholarships to an Ohio public university — including tuition, room-and-board, and books — to vaccinated Ohioans under 18.

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