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Ohio Is Giving Out 5 Prizes Of $1 Million To Residents Just For Getting A Vaccine

All adult residents who've received a dose are eligible for the draw.

An Ohio vaccine lottery is in the works and five people are set to win a lot of money just for getting a COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that starting on May 26, one lucky state resident who has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will be randomly selected each week for five weeks to receive $1 million in federal COVID relief funds.

To be eligible to win one of the five $1 million prizes, you must be an Ohio resident, be 18 or older on the day of the draw and have received at least one dose before the draw happens.

"I know that some may say [...] 'This million-dollar drawing idea of yours is a waste of money,'" the governor tweeted on Wednesday, May 12. "But truly, the real waste at this point in the pandemic — when the vaccine is readily available to anyone who wants it — is a life lost to COVID-19."

This vaccine lottery is not the only vaccine incentive out there, as Target is also offering a $5 credit to shoppers who get a dose at CVS pharmacies in locations across the U.S.