Ohio COVID Vaccine Lottery Announces Jonathan Carlyle As Second $1 Million Winner
On Wednesday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) has announced two recently vaccinated residents as the newest winners of the state’s Vax-a-Million lottery at the end of the television show, Cash Explosion.
Jonathan Carlyle from Toledo won the $1 million prize and Zoie Vincent from Mayfield Village in Cuyahoga County won the four-year college scholarship prize.
More than 3.2 million Ohio residents entered their names for a chance to win $1 million and more than 133,000 children entered their names for a chance to win a college scholarship.
Wednesday was the day that statewide restrictions regarding COVID-19 expired. Restrictions in nursing homes and assisted living facilities will remain in place. It is no longer necessary for schools and businesses to require masks or social distancing, though they may still do so if they prefer.
DeWine is continuing to encourage Ohio residents to get their vaccines and to wear masks if they have not yet gotten their doses.
For the next three weeks, three more $1 million and scholarship winners will be announced on Wednesdays.
The first $1 million winner, Abbigail Bugenske, was announced last week. She heard she won the money prize while she was driving to her parents’ home in suburban Cleveland.
Joseph Costello was the first to win a college scholarship; his mother was leaving work when DeWine called her.