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Ohio Launches Second Lottery Program for Pappy Van Winkle Bottles

While no official numbers have been released, the first lottery for the bottles drew 8,000 entries for 500 bottles.
OLD RIP VAN WINKLE DISTILLERY
While no official numbers have been released, the first lottery for the bottles drew 8,000 entries for 500 bottles.
While no official numbers have been released, the first lottery for the bottles drew 8,000 entries for 500 bottles.
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OLD RIP VAN WINKLE DISTILLERY
While no official numbers have been released, the first lottery for the bottles drew 8,000 entries for 500 bottles.

Ohio has begun a lottery to give residents a chance to buy a bottle of a rare Kentucky bourbon.

From now until Nov. 17, state residents 21 and older can enter for an opportunity to buy a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle. Tickets are available at any of the 465 contract state liquor stores around Ohio. Customers must then register those tickets online.

Lindsey LeBerth is a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Commerce.

“For years it was hard to come by, so this is a great way to have a chance to purchase it. It’s automatically generating the winners…it’s from a random system…”

The first lottery program, which happened over the summer, drew 8,000 entries for 500 bottles of the bourbon.

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Mitch Felan is a news intern for WKSU. He is a multimedia journalist with experience in print, television, radio and visual journalism. Felan is a junior at Kent State University, working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Multimedia Journalism. During the school year, Felan works for Kent State Student Media in TV2, The Kent Stater, and KentWired. He will be serving as the Digital Director for Kent State University's Student Media Newsroom in the Fall.