One lucky winner of Ohio’s Vax-a-Million lottery, which aims to boost the state’s coronavirus vaccination rate, scored $1 million dollars — and another has claimed a full college scholarship.
Both were pretty much in a state of shock when they got the good news.
“To be completely honest, I did not know that the winner was being announced,” said Abbigail Bugenske, 22, who won $1 million
“I was screaming enough that my parents thought that I was crying and that something was wrong.”
To qualify for the $1 million prize, Ohioans must be at least 18. For 12- to 17-year-olds, a full-ride college scholarship is on offer. The chance to win big has helped boost Ohio’s Covid-19 vaccination rate by 45%, Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday.
Wednesday’s winners were the first of the vaccination incentive program.