Ohio Lottery announces fourth set of Vax-a-Million lottery winners


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) — The fourth batch of winners were announced Wednesday for Ohio’s Vax-a-Million lottery.

Suzanne Ward of Findlay in Hancock County won the fourth $1 million prize.

Sean Horning of Cincinnati in Hamilton County won the fourth student full-ride scholarship including four years tuition, books, and room and board at an Ohio public university or college.

Names are drawn the Monday following the Sunday entry deadline. The state’s lottery commission said it draws a winner and up to 100 alternates using a random number generator. Those names are then turned over to the Ohio Department of Health to verify their vaccination status. If the first person drawn doesn’t meet the required standards, the next name on the list is checked, and so on, until a winner is verified.

“With one Ohio Vax-a-Million drawing remaining, I urge Ohioans who have yet to get the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated and continue Ohio’s progress moving beyond this pandemic,” said Governor Mike DeWine. 

The Ohio Department of Health reports a total of 3,428,514 adults are entered in this week’s drawing for $1 million, and 150,187 Ohioans age 12 to 17 entered in the drawing for a college scholarship. 

Abbigail Bugenske, of Silverton, Jonathan Carlyle, of Toledo, and Mark Cline, of Richwood, were the previous $1 million winners in the state’s Vax-a-Million contest. Joseph Costello, of Englewood, Zoie Vincent, of Mayfield Village, and Sara Afaneh, of Sheffield Lake, all won the four-year scholarship to an Ohio college of his choice.

Entry deadlineDrawing dateAnnouncement date
June 13, 11:59:59 p.m.June 14June 16, 7:29 p.m.
June 20, 11:59:59 p.m.June 21June 23, 7:29 p.m.

Ohioans who have received at least one dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible to register at ohiovaxamillion.com or by calling 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Eligible residents have until Sunday, June 20, at 11:59 p.m. to sign up for the last drawing. but those who have already registered to not need to do it again.

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