Today is your last chance to enter Ohio's Vax-2-School lottery

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Today is your last chance to sign up to win a $100,000 grand prize scholarship through the state's Vax-2-School lottery.

How it works: Ohioans up to 25 years old who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose are eligible to enter at

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Five grand prize winners will be announced Friday.

  • Winners can use the scholarships, funded by federal pandemic relief dollars, to attend any Ohio college, university or trade school.

Meanwhile, the state is announcing 150 winners of $10,000 scholarships daily through Thursday on the lottery website, Twitter and Instagram.

Of note: Several winners hail from Franklin County.

  • Congratulations to Alice Jonas of Worthington; Lydia Krausz of New Albany; Rachel Mohr of Dublin; Paul Augenstein of Canal Winchester and Columbus residents Donovan Simpson, Paxton Heflin, Noah Holman and Markalen Rogers.

Context: The lottery aims to incentivize children and young adults, Ohio's least vaccinated age group, to get the shot.

Yes, but: It's questionable if such lotteries have succeeded at doing that in the past.

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