(RightWing.org) – Across the US, states and cities have been shamelessly offering bribes to cajole doubtful residents into getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Now Ohio has gone to the next level.
On May 12, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) called on state businesses to offer incentives to anyone who gets the jab – and unveiled two of his own. The first is a lottery for individuals ages 12 to 17 who might be the lucky winner of one of 5 full four-year scholarships to a state university – with accommodations, meals and books thrown in.
Ohio Governor Announces a Million-Dollar Lottery for Adults Who Have Gotten Vaccinated https://t.co/1TKDn5oBE9
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) May 12, 2021
What if you’ve already been to college? Don’t worry, DeWine has a bribe for you, too. Every Wednesday for five weeks, starting May 26, Ohio will offer a new lottery with a $1 million prize – but only vaccinated adults residing in the state can enter.
DeWine admits some people will see the prizes – funded from federal COVID relief programs – as a waste of money, but he argues it beats wasted lives. Meanwhile, to sweeten the pill, he also plans to lift most Ohio pandemic health measures on June 2.
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