Should Governors around the country consider this option? Do you think Gov. Baker should follow suit?
Earlier today Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced a unique incentive program for people in his state to get vaccinated — a $1 million prize! Five lucky Ohioans will be picked in all. DeWine, a Republican, stated that only people who’ve gotten the vaccine will be eligible to win the prize, which will be paid for by federal coronavirus funds. He went to say the following:
“Two weeks from tonight on May 26th, we will announce a winner of a separate drawing for adults who have received at least their first dose of the vaccine. This announcement will occur each Wednesday for five weeks, and the winner each Wednesday will receive one million dollars,”DeWine said in a series of tweets.
“To be eligible to win, you must be at least 18 years of age or older on the day of the drawing. You must be an Ohio resident. And, you must be vaccinated before the drawing,” he added. The Gov. also added an incentive for its younger residents — they can be entered into a drawing “for a four-year full scholarship to any of Ohio’s state colleges and universities, including full tuition, room, and board,”