Ohio Vax-a-Million: Remember the big trade-off
By now, you've probably heard about the State of Ohio's Vax-a-Million drawings, where Ohioans 18 and older who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination can enter to win one of five $1,000,000 prizes. In addition, youth aged 12 to 17, if they have been vaccinated, may enter to win one of five student scholarships.
But, be warned, there is a privacy trade-off: winners will be announced publicly, and per the drawing’s official rules, the State of Ohio retains the right to use each winner’s name and likeness in perpetuity. In short, anyone could find out you just won a big prize, and you should expect acquaintances and strangers alike to come begging (or scamming), possibly aggressively. On the other hand, maybe you’re OK with changing your phone number and moving if you have the after-tax amount that this drawing would give you.
In-person meetings to resume soon
Practical Financial Planning is tentatively planning to return to our offices the first week of July! This is subject to change based on our understanding of the evolving public health situation. We are developing our policies and practices to keep our clients, team members, and families safe and healthy. Look for details on our COVID-19 webpage.
Let Brittney know if you’d like to tentatively schedule an in-person meeting beginning in July. If you prefer, meetings by phone or Zoom will continue to be available even after our return to our offices.
-Ken & Britta