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Virginia ABC holds lottery for chance to buy rare ‘Pappy Van Winkle’ bourbon

Posted at 10:20 AM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 13:41:47-05

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VIRGINIA – Virginia ABC is holding a lottery to give people the chance to buy rare Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve bourbon.

Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15-Year Bourbon sells for $99.99.

The lottery for the 15-year bourbon opened on December 1 and will close December 3 at 9 a.m.

As of  8:12 a.m. on December 2, 16,300 people entered the contest.  On the day the lottery opened, Virginia ABC received at least eight times the number of active users typically on their website.

There will be two more drawings for other Pappy Van Winkle bourbons. The lottery for Van Winkle Special Reserve 12-year Bourbon will begin on December 8. The lottery for Old Rip Van Winkle 10-year Bourbon will begin December 15.

Winners will be selected in a random drawing from all entries accepted during the entry period. All entries will have an equal chance of winning an opportunity to purchase a bottle.

Enter the lottery here.