Bourbon Lottery FAQs

How do I sign up?

Visit abcfws.com/BourbonLottery and submit your name and email address in the boxes on the right side of the page.

Can I submit my email address more than one time?

Yes, but it will not give you a better chance of winning; the email list is cleaned up and duplicate email addresses are deleted before any winners are selected.

Can I have my under-21-year-old child sign up to better my chances?

No. Winners must be 21 years or older in order to win. Proper ID is required at the time of payment and pick-up.

How do I win?

Random winners will be selected every Tuesday. If you are selected, you will be notified using the email address you provided at the time of sign-up.

How will I know I won?

If you are selected, you will be notified using the email address you provided at the time of sign-up.

What if the email telling me I won went into my spam folder and I didn’t see it until after the response deadline?

To make sure this doesn’t happen, whitelist vancem@abcfws.com, andrewh@abcfws.com and michaelo@abcfws.com.

How often do you pick winners?

Winners are chosen and notified every Tuesday.

How many winners do you pick each week?

Anywhere between 15-30 winners are chosen each week.

What are my odds of winning?

That changes daily—several thousand guests have entered for a chance to purchase one of these bourbons, however, people continue to both sign up and remove their name out of the drawing.

Can I win if I am from a different state?

Yes, however, all winners will be required to pick up their bottle at their preferred ABC location within two weeks of your order date.

Do I have to be an ABC Card holder to win?

No, but every winner is required to pick-up their bourbon at an ABC location.

If I win this week, can I win next week too?

If you’re lucky enough!

If I win this week and I win next week, can I purchase the same bottle twice?

No, each guest is only eligible to purchase one bottle of each available bourbon per allotment year.

If I win one week, do I have to re-enter for a chance to win again?

Nope! One entry is all you need!

How many bourbons will I have to choose from if I win?

Each winner will be offered a choice of up to three different bourbons.

Can I purchase one of each bourbon presented in the email?

No. You are only eligible to purchase one bottle total every time you win.

If I win, can I purchase more than one bottle of my chosen bourbon?

No. You are only eligible to purchase one bottle total every time you win.

What if you run out of the bourbon I want?

We won’t! You are guaranteed a bottle of your chosen bourbon if you are selected and want to purchase one. We do not select more winners than bottles available.

What if I don’t want one of the options presented in the email? Can I request a different bottle from the full list of available bourbons?

No, but you may decline altogether. You will not be penalized, nor will you be taken from the pool of possible winners.

How long do I have to respond with my chosen bourbon?

Each winner has seven days to respond with their selected bourbon and preferred ABC location before the offer expires.

How long do I have to pick up my bourbon once I select the bottle I want?

Bourbons must be paid for within one week of the original winning email.

How long do I have to pick up my bourbon once it is delivered to my preferred ABC?

Two weeks!

Can I have my bourbon shipped to my house?

No. Bourbons are not available for home delivery.

Can I send my spouse/friend/brother/etc. to pick up my bourbon for me?

No. All winners will be required to show proper identification to pick up their bottle. The ID must match the winner’s name.

I’m on vacation/on a work trip/out of town. Can you hold my bourbon longer than two weeks?

Unfortunately we are unable to hold orders longer than two weeks.

Can I pay for my bourbon at the store?

No. Bourbons must be paid for in full via the Paypal invoice..

Which bourbons are offered through this program?

We are currently offering the 2015 release of Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year, Pappy Van Winkle 12, 13, 15, 20 and 23 year as well as the 2015 Eagle Rare 17 Year, George T Stagg, Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey and Sazerac 18 Year Rye Whiskey.

Can I also find these bourbons at special ABC locations?

No. Because these bourbons are highly allocated (we sometimes only get as little as 36 bottles of some), they are only available at ABC through the ABC Bourbon Lottery.