Author: Matt Pusatory (WUSA9) Published: 2:20 PM EDT August 16, 2023
Updated: 2:20 PM EDT August 16, 2023
Here are some of the biggest changes to the lottery system.
RICHMOND, Va. — If you're a connoisseur of fine liquors and spirits in the Commonwealth, chances are you have heard of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority's online lotteries. Throughout the year, Virginia ABC offers special releases of products, including highly sought bourbons, whiskeys and other small-batch spirits offerings, for purchase by lottery. Some big changes are coming to the lottery process.
To enter a lottery, an entry form is available online for a period of at least three days. Odds depend on the number of entries received and the number of bottles available. At the close of the lottery period, Virginia ABC uses a random drawing process to select the winning entries for each product code offered in the lottery.
The next lottery is being held Aug. 21-25. Here are the changes taking effect:
The next lottery is for 72 bottles of Reservoir Hazmat Rye Whiskey. Winners and non-winners will be notified on Sept. 1.