Odds of Winning Vaccine’s $1 Million Lottery’s Greater Than Actual Lottery

May 13, 2021

It just might be the best incentive yet to get vaccinated: a shot at $1 million. Ohio is offering its residents a chance to win $1 million along with their COVID-19 vaccinations. Five Ohioans will get the prize money in a weekly lottery. The odds of winning the vaccine lottery, at 1 in 5 million, are way better than winning the Powerball lottery odds of 1 in 300 million. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is facing backlash for using federal dollars to fund the lottery, but he says it’s worth it.

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