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Ohio: nearly 2.8 million sign up for Vax-a-Million lottery

On the first day the drawing’s registration page opened, it already had 25 million page views...
On the first day the drawing’s registration page opened, it already had 25 million page views by 4:30 p.m., according to state officials. That resulted in “hundreds of thousands” of sign-ups to win one of the five $1 million prizes, state officials said.(Ohio Lottery)
Updated: May. 24, 2021 at 4:09 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ Ohio’s governor says nearly 2.8 million residents have registered for Ohio’s Vax-a-Million vaccination incentive prize ahead of Wednesday’s drawing.

Gov. Mike DeWine says vaccinations have surged across demographic groups since he announced the incentive program.

The lottery provides five $1 million prizes to adults and five full-ride college scholarships to children. Winners will be announced Wednesday.

DeWine announced the incentive program May 12 as a way of building enthusiasm for the slowing COVID-19 vaccination effort.

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