Last week Ohio Governor Mike DeWine thought up and announced a lottery for people who get vaccinated or are already vaccinated.
Adults 18 and older who are vaccinated or start getting vaccinated can enter into a weekly lottery to win a million dollars. 12-17 year olds who get vaccinated can register to win college scholarships. The lottery runs for 5 weeks in a row.
DeWine was criticized by many, but early numbers indicate that his plan is working. The state is seeing increases across all age groups.
It sure beats watching a painfully awkward Bill de Blasio eating a cold burger and fries for breakfast!
Other states are taking note.
New York will offer a lottery scratch-off with prizes ranging from $20-$5MM.
However unlike in Ohio, it won’t award the scratch-off to people who were previously vaccinated. And it will only be offered if you are vaccinated at one of 10 state run mass vaccination sites, which are far less convenient than going to your corner drug store. And it will only run from May 24-28.
Meanwhile in Maryland, those who are vaccinated or will get vaccinated will be entered to win $40,000 in a daily lottery running through July 3rd. On July 4th a grand prize winner will take home $400,000.
Apparently there really is a demographic of people that won’t get the COVID vaccine unless there’s a shot at a pot of gold in it for them. So, how long will it be until another round of stimulus checks are only offered to people who are vaccinated?