RICHWOOD — Gov. Mike DeWine surprised Ohio's third Vax-a-Millionaire Mark Cline with a visit to his Richwood home Wednesday night.
According to DeWine's Twitter, he and his wife Fran joined Cline in cheering as his name appeared on television during the Vax-a-Million drawing.
Cline got his COVID-19 shot at the Union County Fairgrounds.
DeWine also posted a photo of him congratulating the state's third scholarship winner Sara Afaneh of Sheffield via FaceTime.
Wednesday's winners are the third pair of five.
Last week, Jonathan Carlyle, of Toledo, won the $1 million prize and Zoie Vincent, of Mayfield Village in Cuyahoga County, won the college scholarship.
On May 27, Abbigail Bugenske of Silverton was the first winner of Ohio's Vax-A-Million lottery. Joseph Costello of Englewood was the first winner of the scholarship.
Gov. Mike DeWine launched the giveaway as an incentive for more Ohioans to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Statewide, 46.28 percent of Ohioans have started to receive the vaccine. Mahoning Valley counties continue to lag behind the state rate:
- Mahoning County: 44.96 percent;
- Trumbull County: 43.1 percent;
- Columbiana County: 36.58 percent.