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Abbey Bugenske biography: 13 things about Ohio’s first $1 million Vax-a-Million lottery winner

Abbigail Bugenske is a white woman from Ohio, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. Her nickname is Abbey. (a)
  2. She lives in Silverton, Hamilton County, Ohio. (a)
  3. In 2016, she graduated from Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. (a)
  4. From 2016 to August 2017, she was a lifeguard at Thornton Park Pool in Shaker Heights. (b)
  5. From June 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018, she was an engineering intern at GE in Twinsburg, Summit County, Ohio. (b)
  6. In May 2020, she graduated from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, USA with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. She was a research assistant at the university. (a)
  7. On February 21, 2020, she took to Facebook to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. (b)
  8. In August 2020, she started pursuing a master’s degree in aerospace engineering at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. (a)
  9. After graduating from Michigan State University, she moved back to Ohio and started working for GE Aviation in Cincinnati, Hamilton County as a mechanical engineer. (a)
  10. Amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021, she received Moderna coronavirus vaccines as soon as she was eligible and registered for the Vax-a-Million $1 million drawing organized by the Ohio Lottery, which is headquartered in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County. (a)
  11. On May 26, 2021, she was driving from her home in Cincinnati to Shaker Heights to look at a used car and visit her parents when she received a call from 70th Ohio governor Mike DeWine who told her she was the first winner of the state’s $1 million Vax-a-Million lottery. (a)
  12. On May 27, 2021, she said she had no plans to quit her job as a GE Aviation mechanical engineer. (a)
  13. She won the $1 million Vax-a-Million lottery at the age of 22. (a)



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