Big Island Volunteer Fire Department

2016 Gun Lottery

Thursday, September 29, 2016 

Big Island Volunteer Fire Company Inc.

2016 Gun Lottery

The Big Island Vol. Fire Co. Inc. 2016 Gun Lottery has begun. The fire company will be giving away the highest quality, and most expensive firearms we ever have. The lottery will begin on Monday, December 26th 2016. Winners will be selected by using the 11pm Virginia Pick 3 Lottery numbers, in exact match. Winning ticket holders can redeem their winnings at Black Dog Sporting Goods located at 1291 Burnbridge Road in Forest VA. Winners of handguns must be 21 years of age to redeem their prize. Winner of rifles and shotguns must be 18 years old to redeem their prize. All winners must successfully pass a firearms background check at Black Dog Sporting Goods. Cash alternatives are not allowed unless it is worked out with Black Dog Sporting Goods. Tickets are $20 each.

Tickets can be purchased from any member or stopping by the firehouse. After Friday, September 30th tickets will also be available at Black Dog Sporting Goods. Tickets can be purchased by mailing your payment to the firehouse. Mail your payment to: Big Island Volunteer Fire Company Inc. - C/O Gun Lottery - P.O. Box 122 - Big Island VA, 24526. Your ticket stub(s) will be mailed back to you. If you include a cell phone number your stub(s) will be texted to you as well. 

Monday, December 26th: --------- Mossberg MVP, tactical with fluted bull barrel, (.308)
Tuesday, December 27th: --------- S&W 686 Talo edition, 3" barrel, (357mag)
Wednesday, December 28th: ---- S&W 442 (38spc)
Thursday, December 29th: ------- Cimmaron Gen. Patton replica (45 Long Colt)
Friday, December 30th: ----------- Ruger SP101 revolver (38spc)
Monday, January 2nd: ------------- Ruger American Predator (.308)
Tuesday, January 3rd: ------------- Henry Golden Boy (22LR)
Wednesday, January 4th: -------- Glock 19 Gen3  (9mm)
Thursday, January 5th: ----------- Glock 23 Gen3  (40SW)
Friday, January 6th: --------------- Glock 30S  (45acp)
Monday, January 9th: ------------ FN FNS9C pistol (9mm)
Tuesday, January 10th: ----------- H&K VP9mm pistol (9mm)
Wednesday, January 11th: ------ Ruger SR1911 stainless (45acp)
Thursday, January 12th: ---------- Ruger 10/22 Tiger edition, engraved stock (22LR)
Friday, January 13th: ------------- Henry Fireman edition (22LR)
Monday, January 16th: ---------- Anderson AR15 (5.56)
Tuesday, January 17th: ---------- Anderson AR15 (5.56)
Wednesday, January 18th: ----- Anderson AR15 (5.56)
Thursday, January 19th: -------- Anderson AR15 (5.56)
Friday January 20th: ------------- Anderson AR15 (5.56)

Thank you for your continued support, and good luck!
Big Island Volunteer Fire Company



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