Is a Million Dollar Lottery the Best Way to Get People Vaccinated?

Is a Million Dollar Lottery the Best Way to Get People Vaccinated?

Stephen Zenner/Bloomberg via Getty Images Ohio is offering state residents who are vaccinated against COVID-19 a chance to win big. While some businesses are offering free beer or donuts to people who have gotten their COVID-19 vaccine, Ohio Gov. The state will hold five weekly drawings starting May 26, giving away millions to vaccinated state residents who opt into the lottery. Cash incentives may increase vaccination rates The goal of state incentives is to protect as many people in the community from COVID-19 as possible by increasing vaccination rates. Fendrick said this might involve comparing vaccine rates across comparable states, such as Ohio and Michigan — one with a vaccine lottery, the other without.

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