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Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Opens Entry for Limited-Release Lottery Featuring Highly Sought Products

05/01/2023

Entry deadline 5:00 PM Friday

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB), through its Limited-Release Lottery, will award lottery registrants the opportunity to purchase 3,919 bottles of rare whiskeys.

Pennsylvania residents and licensees will have until 5:00 PM Friday, May 5, to opt in to the lottery by visiting the Limited-Release Lottery web page at FWGS.com.

This lottery will feature 11 products. Participants may opt in to one, several, or all of these drawings. If a participant wins a bottle in a drawing, they will be removed from subsequent drawings, and purchase is limited to one bottle per participant.

Drawings will be held, in the following order, to award the opportunity to purchase individual bottles as follows:

  • Van Winkle Special Reserve Straight Bourbon 12 Year Old, $99.99 each – 1 bottle for individual consumers

  • Old Rip Van Winkle Handmade Straight Bourbon 10 Year Old, $89.99 each – 2 bottles for individual consumers

  • Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky, $49.99 each – 75 bottles for individual consumers, 24 bottles for licensees

  • W.L. Weller C.Y.P.B. Straight Bourbon, $49.99 each – 90 bottles for individual consumers, 30 bottles for licensees

  • W.L. Weller Single Barrel Straight Bourbon, $49.99 each – 90 bottles for individual consumers, 30 bottles for licensees

  • Parker's Heritage Collection Straight Whiskey Double Barreled Blend 16th Edition, $174.99 each – 133 bottles for individual consumers, 44 bottles for licensees
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Straight Bourbon Barrel Proof, $74.99 each – 135 bottles for individual consumers, 45 bottles for licensees

  • Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Straight Rye Whiskey Bottled-in-Bond, $69.99 each – 185 bottles for individual consumers, 61 bottles for licensees
  • W.L. Weller Full Proof Straight Bourbon, $49.99 each – 270 bottles for individual consumers, 90 bottles for licensees

  • Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Straight Bourbon, $39.99 each – 432 bottles for individual consumers, 144 bottles for licensees

  • Stagg Straight Bourbon Barrel Proof, $54.99 each – 1,529 bottles for individual consumers, 509 bottles for licensees.

Both retail entrants and licensee entrants should carefully review the lottery Terms and Conditions, as failure to comply will result in disqualification.

Individual consumers and licensees interested in entering one or more drawings must have an active account with FWGS.com with billing information on file. Each participant is encouraged to verify that accurate, up-to-date billing information is associated with his or her customer account, to prevent transaction delays or cancellations. Once the Limited-Release Lottery registration period closes, entrants will not be able to update payment information. If someone is selected as a winner and payment is declined for any reason, the entrant will forfeit their entry and the opportunity to purchase the bottle. Entrants are encouraged to review their accounts to verify that payment/billing information and delivery location are accurate before entering the lottery.

Store delivery of Limited-Release Lottery products is required; failure to identify a valid store for delivery may result in the loss of the right to purchase that product. All lottery item(s) purchased will be delivered to the physical Fine Wine & Good Spirits (FW&GS) location chosen by the entrant at the time of entry. Only individuals submitting eligible entries will be able to pick up their lottery purchases in their designated stores after presenting valid photo ID; bottles will not be released by stores to alternate pickup persons or anyone other than the lottery entrant. Winning entrants who fail to personally appear to pick up their lottery purchase(s) or who otherwise attempt to circumvent these requirements will be disqualified.

In light of attempts by previous lottery winners to illegally resell products obtained through Limited-Release Lotteries, the lottery Terms and Conditions remind residents that the sale of alcoholic beverages without a license is strictly prohibited under Pennsylvania law. When entering a Limited-Release Lottery, a participant will be asked to acknowledge that he or she has read and understands these terms and conditions.

Limited-Release Lotteries are open to Pennsylvania residents and licensees age 21 or older who provide both a verifiable Pennsylvania billing address and a FW&GS store address at registration. Any registrant with a billing address that cannot be verified as a Pennsylvania address will be removed from the lottery. Entries will be vetted for duplicative names, addresses, and other information, and duplicates will be deleted from the lottery pool.

Lottery drawings will be witnessed by an independent third party. Winners will be selected at random by computer program. Participants will be notified by email when the lottery process is complete.

The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates 600 wine and spirits stores statewide, and licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups, and licensees. Taxes and store profits – totaling nearly $19.5 billion since the agency's inception – are returned to Pennsylvania's General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania's schools, health and human services programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public services. The PLCB also provides financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies, and local municipalities across the state. For more information about the PLCB, visit lcb.pa.gov.
 
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