WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- An Amazon delivery driver is the second Ohioan to win $1 million in the state’s Vax-A-Million lottery.
- Ohio launched a Covid vaccination initiative, wherein five Ohio residents win a weekly prize of $1m or a university scholarship.
- Jonathan Carlyle described the win as “overwhelming” but thankful because he said he’s “got a lot of bills to pay.”
An Amazon delivery driver became the second resident of Ohio to win in the state’s Vax-A-Million lottery. Jonathan Carlyle told has described winning a million dollars as “overwhelming.”
The state launched a Covid vaccination initiative wherein five adult Ohio residents win a weekly prize of $1 million or a university scholarship.
Carlyle told WTVG that he received a phone call from Ohio governor Mike DeWine while he was “checking out from work” on Wednesday.
“I actually missed the call,” shared the Amazon worker. “I was checking out from work, so I had to call him back. It’s overwhelming. I don’t know what to do”.
The new millionaire added: “I’m still dreaming. I’ve got a lot of bills to pay. So that’s the first thing that’s going to happen. I don’t know how to describe it, this is awesome”.
The winner of a four-year college scholarship was also announced Wednesday. The winner, Zoie Vincent can choose any university she wants, WTVG reported.
Last week, 22-year-old Abbey Bugenske became the first Vax-A-Million winner while 24-year-old Joseph Costello won the scholarship.
“I was screaming enough that my parents thought I was crying and that something was wrong,” Bugenske told NBC News. “And when I started yelling that I won $1m and was going to be a millionaire, they told me to calm down and make sure it wasn’t a prank.”
Three more Vax-A-Million winners will be drawn in the next weeks. More than 3.2 million Ohioans have entered the lottery in a bid to win the $1m prize and over 130,000 entered for a college scholarship.
Ohioans are not automatically entered into the draw. They must receive COVID-19 vaccinations to enter the lottery. The state has already vaccinated more than five million residents.