TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Ohio’s Vax-a-Million lottery generated international media attention and plenty of discussion inside the state’s borders leading up to the launch of its sign-up page.
On the first day the drawing’s registration page opened, it already had 25 million page views by 4:30 p.m., according to state officials. That resulted in “hundreds of thousands” of sign-ups to win one of the five $1 million prizes, the Ohio Lottery and Department of Health announced in a joint news release Tuesday.
The official number of entries wasn’t released Tuesday.
That will happen next Monday after the draw period ends, entries are verified, and duplicates are removed.
Callers tied up the phone lines, too. State officials said they fielded more than 60,000 calls throughout the day, and those numbers were released before the call center closed. It’s open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Anyone can call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634) to register by phone….