First reported back in May, More question marks for the Virginia ABC lottery. The Virginia ABC is in the process of updating how its online lottery is conducted. Virginia’s online lottery system allows residents the opportunity to buy rare or allocated spirits through a periodic lottery drawing. Odds depend on the number of entries, and the ABC uses a random drawing process to pick winners.

The widespread changes are:

  • Multiple members of the same household may now enter.
  • Each entrant must have their own email address.
  • Identification requirements have changed (only Virginia DMV-issued driver’s licenses or ID cards).
  • Active-Duty military entrants must provide military ID and orders.
  • The lottery entry form is different and will require entry of the last four digits of the entrant’s ID.
  • Winners can now purchase their bottles online.
  • When picking up winning bottles, customers must present valid identification that matches the information submitted on their entry form.

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