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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are quantities of these products so limited?
For various reasons, spirits manufacturers and suppliers often choose to limit the quantity of each product they distribute in a particular state at a given time. When this occurs, a state does not have control over the number of bottles it receives to sell to customers. Product allocation amounts are determined by spirits manufacturers and suppliers.

Who is eligible to enter a Chance to Purchase Drawing?
To be eligible to participate in any Drawing, participants must be Oregon residents who are at least 21 years of age. Picture ID is required at the time of purchase. Employees or representatives of the OLCC, or the spouse, child, brother, sister, or parent of any such employees or representatives are not eligible, including liquor agents and their employees. OLCC may disqualify any person from participating in this or future drawings for failure to meet these qualifications or for any other conduct deemed by OLCC to be inconsistent with the state alcohol laws and regulations or the requirements of this drawing. OLCC is not obligated to sell the winner an item if they would not ordinarily be allowed to make a purchase under Oregon's laws, the bottle becomes unavailable, or OLCC is precluded by other laws or legislative actions that prohibit it from selling the item.

How does a multi-item drawing work?
In cases where multiple items are offered through a single drawing, participants may select any or all of the available items on that particular drawing offering.

How will the drawings be conducted?
A random drawing will be utilized to select the winning entries for each item. The OLCC will review each entry prior to the drawing to confirm the eligibility of the participant and the entry.  The OLCC reserves the right to make determinations as to ineligible or disqualified entries.

How do I know if I'm selected?
Winners will be notified via email by OLCC that their entry was selected. Winning items will be shipped to the liquor store specified on the entry. Winners will be notified by telephone from the liquor store when the product arrives. Winning items must be paid in full at time of purchase within 14 days of notification from the liquor store.  Winning items that remain unclaimed for more than 14 days will be made available for sale. Winner's name must match the ID presented at time of purchase.

How will I know if I don't get selected?
Winners will be notified by email. Email notifications will not be sent to customers who did not win an opportunity to purchase a given product.

What happens to unclaimed bottles?
Winning items that remain unclaimed for more than 14 days will be made available for sale.

I've been selected to purchase a bottle. How do I get it?
Winners will be notified via email by OLCC that their entry was selected. Winning items will be shipped to the liquor store specified on the entry. Winners will be notified by telephone from the liquor store when the product arrives. Winning items must be paid in full at time of purchase within 14 days of notification from the liquor store.

If I am selected to purchase a rare and limited item but don't want it, can I sell my bottle to someone else?
No. The resale of alcohol by any person not authorized by OLCC or Oregon law to do so, is a crime and punishable.  The person will be prosecuted if they attempt to resell any distilled spirits item. Anyone suspected of engaging in fraudulent or other criminal activity in connection with a Drawing or otherwise will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.