Vaccinated Ohioans can officially start signing up to be part of the $1M lottery which the state is administering in hopes of jumpstarting a lagging vaccination rate.

The state will award five people $1 million dollars during the weekly sweepstakes, beginning with a drawing on May 24 and a winner announced May 26.

Stephanie McCloud, Ohio Department of Health director, said the money comes from federal coronavirus relief funds already approved by the Ohio Controlling Board, a legislative panel, for the purpose of administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

“We knew that we were going to find innovative ways to bring this to Ohio, to bring vaccine education and vaccine uptake to Ohioans. And that was our goal at the time of the controlling board. And we

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