オハイオ州南西部のAbbigailBugenskeが家に持ち帰りました $ 1 彼女が図面に入った後の百万以上 2.7 million other 予防接種を受けた Ohioans.
Four more drawings will take place over the next month as more residents get vaccinated.
Joseph Costello, a Dayton-area teenager, also won the first full-ride scholarship to any Ohio state カレッジ as part of the lottery for 12- to 17-year-olds who have been vaccinated. Four more scholarships will be given out over the coming weeks.
“We’re excited that this has inspired so many Ohioans to get vaccinated, and we’re thrilled to announce the winners of the first round of drawings,” 政府. マイク・デウィン 水曜日に言った.
Health officials nationwide have come up with creative ways to incentivize holdouts – including cash handouts, free beer, and doughnuts – but Ohio was the first state to set up prizes in the seven figures.
Multiple other states have followed suit, including Colorado, ニューヨーク, オレゴン, and Maryland.
コロラド 政府. Jared Polis announced a similar lottery to Ohio with five $ 1 million prizes. ニューヨーク州政府. Andrew Cuomo announced that everyone who gets vaccinated will get a 自由 $ 20 scratch-off with a grand prize of up to $ 5 百万.
Ohio’s plan appears to be working as the number of residents who received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine jumped 33% in the week following the lottery announcement, according to an Associated Press analysis of state data.
約 5.2 million Ohioans, または 44.74% of the state, have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, そして 39.19% are fully vaccinated.
Nationwide, より多い 165 百万 Americans have received at least one dose, which is nearly 50% of the population.
大統領 ジョー・バイデン set a goal of vaccinating 70% of Americans by July 4. Pennsylvania became the 10th state in the nation to hit that threshold Wednesday, along with Vermont, ハワイ, ニューハンプシャー, マサチューセッツ, コネチカット, メイン, ニュージャージー, ニューメキシコ, and Pennsylvania.
別の 10 states are above 65%, according to White House senior adviser Andy Slavitt.