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Wed May 26, 2021, 10:49 PM

Ohio Woman Wins A Million Dollars For Being Vaccinated

Source: NPR

Abbigail Bugenske of Silverton near Cincinnati is Ohio's first million-dollar winner in a series of lotteries intended to encourage more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Joseph Costello of Englewood near Dayton won a full college scholarship in the lottery for people under age 18 who've been vaccinated.

Amid dropping vaccine demand in Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine announced the five weekly drawings of $1 million open to residents who've received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The scholarship lottery for teenagers offers five full, four-year scholarships to a public university in Ohio - room and board included.

"The number of Ohioans who get the vaccine will determine what our future looks like, particularly this coming winter," DeWine said in a statewide address Wednesday. "Everyone has a stake in more Ohioans getting vaccinated."...

Read more: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/05/13/996445109/ohio-raises-the-stakes-to-boost-vaccinations-offers-5-1-million-drawings



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Reply Ohio Woman Wins A Million Dollars For Being Vaccinated (Original post)
appalachiablue May 2021 OP
CottonBear May 2021 #1
DURHAM D May 2021 #2
JohnnyRingo May 2021 #3
appalachiablue May 2021 #7
Rebl2 May 2021 #20
FarPoint May 2021 #4
PoindexterOglethorpe May 2021 #5
appalachiablue May 2021 #6
orleans May 2021 #8
PoindexterOglethorpe May 2021 #9
COL Mustard May 2021 #15
PoindexterOglethorpe May 2021 #22
moriah May 2021 #23
Sherman A1 May 2021 #10
piddyprints May 2021 #16
Brother Buzz May 2021 #24
Sherman A1 May 2021 #25
Roy Rolling May 2021 #11
LisaL May 2021 #12
bucolic_frolic May 2021 #13
LisaL May 2021 #18
COL Mustard May 2021 #14
Wuddles440 May 2021 #19
Rebl2 May 2021 #21
twodogsbarking May 2021 #17

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 11:01 PM

1. This is a great idea! GA should do this, but Gov. KKKemp wouldn't. nt

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 11:07 PM

2. I think it is weird to pay cash to adults for doing the right thing.

I have no problem with the scholarships.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #2)

Wed May 26, 2021, 11:28 PM

3. I don't know...

...The money is earmarked for ridding the state of Covid , and the best way to do that is "roll up our sleeves" as they say. Vaccines went up significantly when this program was announced, and will likely continue over the next 4 weeks.

They could have spent it on commercials and PSAs, but we know that won't work with half the state.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #3)

Thu May 27, 2021, 12:40 AM

7. Righto, money motivates Americans

and most people. Sadly you're correct about the influence of PSAs, commericals.

Have The Hunger Games arrived?

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #2)

Thu May 27, 2021, 10:57 AM

20. I agree

with you. Scholarships are fine, but adults-really! Do the adult thing and get vaccinated for Covid and when flu season comes around get a flu shot.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 11:59 PM

4. Costello...

Last edited Thu May 27, 2021, 12:31 AM - Edit history (1)

He lives down the street from me...

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 12:29 AM

5. And to think I did it for free.

Damn.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #5)

Thu May 27, 2021, 12:38 AM

6. Lol, good one!

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #5)

Thu May 27, 2021, 12:57 AM

8. same here. (and i live in illinois) (lol) nt

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 04:34 AM

9. On the up side, I did get to go into two

stores today I (Kohl's and Target) without a mask because I'm fully vaccinated. Hooray for me!

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #9)

Thu May 27, 2021, 08:09 AM

15. Glad You Are Fully Vaccinated

Please keep wearing your mask, indoors, at least for a while until the anti-vaxxers have either gotten immunity or have died off. I'm also fully vaccinated and past the two-week point, but I still wear it when I go into stores. It just provides an extra level of protection against the (admittedly rare) breakthrough case.


YMMV

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #15)

Thu May 27, 2021, 01:47 PM

22. Nope. Not going to keep on wearing my mask indoors

since I'm fully vaccinated. The "breakthrough" cases are so rare and so mild, the CDC has stopped counting them.

I really wish people would stop obsessively sanitizing everything. It's no necessary, to say the least.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #22)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:13 PM

23. I wear them if the employees are being forced to wear them.

It's air-conditioned and I was lucky enough to order some good ones that have lasted through all the washings I've given them, from an Etsy crafter, that fit my face very well. And I don't wear glasses in public (probably do need a set of prescription reading glasses, though) so I don't have lens-fog to deal with.

Yes, I'm two weeks past my second shot, and I'm confident enough in the vaccine's ability to protect me from serious illness that eventually I will probably come to the decision that if other adults aren't vaccinated it's on them if I don't know I've got a breakthrough infection and am out.

Given my state's weather patterns, I think my tolerance for being wiling to mask when not under AC and my tolerance for people who refuse to get the vaccine despite the fact a lot of us have been guinea pigs and no reports of third arms growing, etc. will probably end in August.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 05:35 AM

10. Nice but, I got a free pen and some stickers

Pretty hard to beat.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #10)

Thu May 27, 2021, 08:20 AM

16. I didn't even get those.

Just a vaccination ... but I am so happy to have gotten it!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #10)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:55 PM

24. Pfft, I got a free, yet unclaimed Krispy Kreme donut

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #24)

Thu May 27, 2021, 05:21 PM

25. Well, that beats the hell out of a pen and stickers

You win.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 06:53 AM

11. Dumb

Sorry, Iím not buying it. A million dollar cash prize for doing your civic duty is a ridiculous waste of money.

It makes a mockery of everyone else already vaccinated. Next pandemic, people will wait for the million dollar cash prize before acting.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #11)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:38 AM

12. You don't understand how it works.

Anyone already vaccinated in OH could sign up.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:52 AM

13. Bet they would have vaccinated more @ $300 each

or a tax credit.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #13)

Thu May 27, 2021, 09:56 AM

18. Yea, the chances of getting a million is about one in a million.

Would have made more sense to me to have smaller prizes so more people can get some money.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 08:06 AM

14. I'm Not Sure It's A Good Idea To Name Names

Talk about having all kinds of new friends........

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #14)

Thu May 27, 2021, 10:04 AM

19. Actually...

one of the conditions that participants' agree to is the public disclosure of their name if they win.

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Response to Wuddles440 (Reply #19)

Thu May 27, 2021, 10:59 AM

21. In Missouri

with our state lotteries you have to disclose your name to the public.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 09:53 AM

17. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Don't expect rational actions.

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