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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Ohio Bourbon Bottle Lottery - May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

Spoiler alert... they aren't... The Cincinnati Business Courier has published the amount of entries that the State of Ohio received for the Pappy Van Winkle bottle lottery.
'Ohio's Division of Liquor Control received 73,443 entries for its third-annual bottle lottery, which is how the state disburses its allotment of the Pappy family of bourbons'
Ohio received 359 bottles for the 73,443 entries, which puts your odds at 0.49% of winning the opportunity to buy a bottle... or a little less than 1 in 200 chance.


For the Buffalo Trace auction, the state received 424 bottles and had 66,659 entries, for odds of 0.64%... or a bit less than 1 in 155 chance.

For context, here is a list of things you have better odds of winning than the 2018 Ohio Bourbon Bottle Lottery...

  • Winning the actual Hunger Games - 8.3% (1 in 12)
  • Ohio Keno 10 Spot Game - 11% (1 in 9.05)
  • Matching just the Powerball - 2.6% (1 in 38.32)
  • Being called to “Come on down!” on The Price Is Right - 2.8% (1 in 36)
  • Falling to your death - 0.84% (1 in 119)
  • A person will meet the requirements for Mensa - 2% (1 in 50)
  • You will die this year 0.7% (1 in 135)
So as a friendly reminder, you have a better chance of death, than winning the bottle lottery. Winners will be notified in January. Regardless of the odds, we hope our wonderful followers somehow defy math and come away with some great bottles!

Source: Cincinnati Business Courier, SheKnows, NY Post

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