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Ohioans Will Get Another Chance to Buy a Rare Bottle of Bourbon

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For the second year in a row, Ohioans will soon have the chance to enter a lottery to purchase some rare bottles of bourbon.

Starting on December 10th, Ohioans can enter the Ohio Bottle Lottery. The winners don’t get free bottles, but they do get the chance to purchase one of 800 bottles of the Pappy Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace Antique Collection bourbons. Lindsey Leberth is with the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Liquor Control.

“There are actually, roughly just under 400 of the Pappy Van Winkle collection that we will lottery off and just about 400 for the Buffalo Trace Antique collection.”

Interested buyers can enter one lottery for all products by getting a paper ticket through liquor agencies that contract with the state or through the Ohio Department of Commerce’s bottle lottery website. The lottery only lasts for 12 days and winners will be notified in late January.

Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment. Jo started her career in Louisville, Kentucky in the mid 80’s when she helped produce a televised presidential debate for ABC News, worked for a creative services company and served as a general assignment report for a commercial radio station. In 1989, she returned back to her native Ohio to work at the WOSU Stations in Columbus where she began a long resume in public radio.