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Throughout the year, Virginia ABC offers special releases of products, including highly sought bourbons, whiskies and other small batch spirits offerings, for purchase by lottery. Distribution details about upcoming lottery products are posted on this page as they become available. Customers and licensees can also sign up for the Spirited Virginia e-newsletter and follow Spirited Virginia on Facebook for up-to-date information. View lottery terms and conditions.

Lottery System Update

On January 25, 2021 Virginia ABC revised its Lottery Terms and Conditions.

  • Identification Requirements for Purchase of a Lottery Bottle: Lottery winners must present a valid Virginia photo ID at the time of purchase. The winner’s name MUST match the name on the valid Virginia photo ID presented. No exceptions. Lottery winners whose names do not match the name on their ID will not be allowed to purchase the bottle.
  • Address and Household Requirements: Each entrant must now provide their valid Virginia residence address at the time of entry. The address must match the address on their valid Virginia ID. All lottery products are one bottle per household or one per mixed beverage on-premise license number. Only one entry will be allowed per household or mixed beverage license number. No exceptions. Duplicate addresses will be removed from the lottery pool.
  • Duplicate Entries: Each entry must be unique. Entries containing duplicate information in any field but the store number will be removed during our duplication removal process.

  • Distribution of Remaining Lottery Inventory: Although Virginia ABC’s policy is to place unclaimed or ineligible winner’s lottery bottles on the store shelf for sale on a first-come, first-serve basis, Virginia ABC reserves the right to redistribute those unclaimed or ineligible lottery bottles at Virginia ABC’s discretion.

On February 2, 2021, Virginia ABC further revised its Lottery Terms and Conditions to clarify military entry requirements.

  • Military Lottery Entrants/Winners: Members of the U.S. military may enter Virginia ABC product lotteries and purchase bottles when they have won the opportunity to do so. Military lottery winners must provide their current armed forces identification card and a copy of their military orders for assignment to a permanent duty station in Virginia OR a copy of a utility bill proving residence in Virginia. The name on the orders or utility bill must match both the name on the armed forces identification card and the name of the lottery winner that was provided to the store. Likewise the address on the utility bill must match the address on the winning entry.

Read the complete lottery terms and conditions.


Changes effective February 2, 2021.

Current Lottery Distributions

May 26-28, 2021

Lottery opens by 9 a.m. May 26th. Winners and non-winners notified by June 7th, 2021.  

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2020 ($129.99) | 270 bottles (216 retail, 54 licensee)
Rock Hill Farms Bourbon ($56.99) | 120 bottles (96 retail, 24 licensee)
Parker’s Heritage Collection 14th Edition Heavy Char ($119.99) | 180 bottles (144 retail, 36 licensee)
Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel Bourbon ($149.99) | 270 bottles (216 retail, 54 licensee)

Past Lottery Distributions


Winners and non-winners notified by May 17th, 2021.

Weller CYPB ($39.99) | 249 bottles (199 retail, 50 licensee)
Weller Single Barrel Bourbon ($49.99) | 360 bottles (288 retail, 72 licensee)
William Larue Weller Bourbon ($99.99) | 209 bottles (167 retail, 42 licensee)
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye ($99.99) | 382 bottles (306 retail, 76 licensee)


Winners and non-winners notified by April 26, 2021.

Old Rip Van Winkle 13 Year Rye ($119.99) | 300 bottles (240 retail, 60 licensee)
Van Winkle Special Reserve Bourbon 12 Year ($79.99) | 1,449 bottles (1,159 retail, 290 licensee)
Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year ($69.99) | 462 bottles (370 retail, 92 licensee)


Winners and non-winners notified by April 5, 2021.

Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 Year ($299.99) | three bottles (two retail, one licensee)
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 Year ($199.99) | 126 bottles (101 retail, 25 licensee)
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15 Year ($119.99) | 137 bottles (113 retail, 24 licensee)


Winners & non-winners notified by March 8, 2021.

Abraham Bowman Whiskey | $69.99 | 120 bottles available (96 retail, 24 licensee) | 26,884 entries
Blanton’s Gold Label Bourbon  | $119.99 | 360 bottles available (288 retail, 72 licensee) | 29,174 entries
E.H. Taylor 18 Year Marriage Bourbon  | $69.99 | 90 bottles available (72 retail, 18 licensee) | 29,595 entries
Michter’s Limited Release 25 Year Bourbon | $1,029.59 (Pre-payment required) | 5 bottles available (4 retail, 1 licensee) | 17,899 entries


Winners & non-winners notified by Feb. 15, 2021.

1792 Aged 12 Year Bourbon | $49.99 | 512 bottles (410 retail, 102 licensee) | 17,949 entries
1792 Sweet Wheat | $39.99 | 307 bottles (246 retail, 61 licensee) | 17,317 entries
High West Bourye Whiskey | $79.99 | 167 bottles (134 retail/33 licensee) | 15,579 entries

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