Ohio Teen Wins First Full-Ride Vax Lottery Scholarship

ABC News reports:

Joseph Costello, a high school freshman, will have his college education paid for thanks to getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Joseph, of Englewood, Ohio, was announced Wednesday as the winner of a full-ride, four-year scholarship – with room, board, tuition and books – in Ohio’s Vax-a-Million lottery.

“It feels very good,” Joseph, 14, said Thursday on “Good Morning America,” adding that he hopes to attend either Miami University or Ohio State University. “I’m very happy about it and excited.” Joseph’s name was drawn from nearly 105,000 entries among vaccinated 12 to 17-year-olds in a drawing held Monday at the Ohio Lottery.

Read the full article. In a separate drawing, an Ohio couple won the first weekly million-dollar prize.