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Lottery for vaccine recipients

Innovative response

A lottery offering those who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine a chance to win $1m or a a four year full-ride scholarship to state colleges or universities for those between 12 and 17. Each week for five weeks, five winners will be drawn for both categories.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

The initiative is aimed to help raise awareness of the vaccine roll-out and encourage people to get vaccinated. Shortly after the announcement of the lottery, state officials saw the highest vaccination day in three weeks and vaccinations for residents ages 30 to 74 spiked by 6 percent after weeks of steady decline.

Organisations/institutions involved

Ohio Health Department

Issues being addressed:

  • Vaccinations

Date Submitted:

19 May 2021