Winners announced in Ohio’s second Vax-a-Million drawing

Coronavirus

(WKBN) – The second of five winners were announced Wednesday in another Vax-a-Million drawing.

The $1 million dollar winner is Jonathan Carlyle from Toledo. The scholarship winner is Zoie Vincent from Mayfield Village in Cuyahoga County.

Ohio is giving away $1 million to five adults and full-ride college scholarships to five children who have received the COVID-19 vaccine in order to boost vaccination rates in the state.

The drawings are conducted using a Random Number Generator and observed by a representative of the Ohio Auditor of State.

This week’s drawing included 3,225,789 adult entries and 132,903 entries for Ohioans age 12 to 17.

Registration for the lottery started a couple of weeks ago and the deadline to sign up for this week’s drawing was Sunday.

The Ohio Department of Health claims the Vax-a-Million is already responsible for a bump in vaccination rates. Vaccinations in ages 16 and older were up 28% the weekend following the vaccine lottery announcement.

Ohio’s Vax-a-Million is an opt-in program, meaning you are not automatically entered. Applicants can enter online. Those without internet access can also enter by phone at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

All Ohio residents who have had at least one Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson shot can register. Once you’ve registered, you are entered in all remaining drawings.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending on WYTV.com