This raffle concluded May 30th, 2023.
To see our current fundraiser click HERE to learn about our Bourbon to Build Special 20/23 Raffle.
Kentucky has a long and rich history of bourbon production; and it has become highly collectible and sought after. Our bourbon raffles help us provide affordable housing for those in need. We hope you enjoy having a chance at winning these bottles; and we thank you for supporting our work. Our 2023 Bourbon to Build Raffle is our largest raffle to date, including ten prize packages, and will run from April 1st through May 30th. See below for prize package details, entry, raffle information, and FAQs.
2023 Bourbon to Build Winners
Grand Prize: 2358 - Michael McDonough
2nd Prize: 4208 - Mark Scopetta
3rd Prize: 4353 - Adam Shoffner
4th Prize: 3720 - Amy Liebau
5th Prize: 0026 - Mike Murphy
6th Prize: 0358 - Michael Franco
7th Prize: 3976 - James Coe
8th Prize: 2791 - Jon Ustundag
9th Prize: 0650 - Matt Menet
10th Prize: 0236 - Kirk Pierce
Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr
Van Winkle Reserve 12yr Lot B
Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 Year Rye
Pappy Van Winkle 15yr
Pappy Van Winkle 20yr
Pappy Van Winkle 23yr
Weller Single Barrel
Weller Full Proof
Weller 12 Year
Weller Antique 107
Weller Special Reserve
Eight Bottle Blanton’s Single Barrel Horse and Rider Collection
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac & 10 Year Old Rip Van Winkle
George T. Stagg & 12 Year Van Winkle Lot "B"
Four Gate Bluegrass Trilogy Three Bottle Set
Weller 12 Year & Blanton's Single Barrel
Four Gate: Outer Loop Orbit & Weller C.Y.P.B.
E.H. Taylor Single Barrel, E.H. Taylor Small Batch, & Buffalo Trace
E.H. Taylor Single Barrel, Buffalo Trace, & Willett Pot Still Reserve
States with Previous Raffle Winners
Last Year's Grand Prize Winner
2022 Bourbon to Build Raffle Grand Prize Winner, Kevin from Michigan, took the opportunity to visit Kentucky. Kevin told us he loved supporting Habitat for Humanity and was blown away when his ticket was drawn. It's always a fun day to get to meet with our raffle winners and hear their stories.
Bourbon Raffle FAQ
Where does money raised from the raffles go?
Money raised from our raffles goes toward the building of Habitat for Humanity of Bowling Green/Warren County (HFHBGWC) homes. There are several expenses involved in organizing a successful bourbon raffle and we must take those expenses out of the total dollars raised. Examples of expenses include advertising for raffles, bourbon purchasing, materials such as tickets, and costs associated with delivery of bourbon to the winners.
Is HFHBGWC licensed to offer raffles?
Yes! HFHBGWC keeps a current Kentucky Charitable Gaming License (#ORG0002678) and is required to follow all laws and regulations associated with that license.
Is your bourbon donated?
We have received a few donated bottles of bourbon across our bourbon raffles. The bourbon we raffle is purchased by HFHBGWC. We must comply with state regulations that require our bourbon to be purchased from retailers, wholesalers, or distillers licensed in the state of Kentucky. We’re always working to track down specific bourbon and travel throughout the state to purchase it.
Why are the winning tickets chosen from a tumbler instead of electronically?
Our Kentucky Charitable Gaming License requires us to use sequentially numbered paper tickets. We use a tumbler to draw winners from those tickets. We track the purchased tickets on the ticket log (visible on our website) and each ticket number corresponds with the numbered paper ticket. There is often a KY Charitable Gaming officer present during our drawing to ensure we follow the correct licensing guidelines.
How do the winners receive the bourbon?
In most cases, the bourbon will be insured and shipped through licensed partners of HFHBGWC, or delivered in person by staff, board members, or volunteers. We can ship/deliver to any US state EXCEPT Alaska, Hawaii, or West Virginia. Sorry West Virginia, that’s a West Virginia thing, not our choice. Alaska and Hawaii just cost too much to ship or deliver. Some winners choose to visit our office and pick up their bourbon. Our staff loves meeting the winners!
Kentucky has a long and rich history of bourbon production, and it has become highly collectible and sought after. We put in the work to find collectible bourbon and those who value it enjoy having a chance at winning a bottle. In addition, housing is expensive. HFHBGWC receives grants and donations, but it’s not enough to cover our community need. HFHBGWC bourbon raffles are our most successful fundraiser and help us provide affordable housing for those who would otherwise not attain it. We like to think bourbon collectors rest easy knowing that their raffle purchase makes a difference in the lives of families we serve, whether they win a bottle or not.
How do I know this is legit?
We’re asked this question the most! There are lots of bourbon raffles on social media. We suggest visiting our website www.habitatbg.org to see if the raffle you see in your news feed is ours. Also, please feel free to call. We can be reached at 270-843-6027, or email at email@example.com if you have any questions.
KY Charitable Gaming License #ORG0002678
Must be 21 years or older to enter and must reside in the contiguous 48 US States (excluding West Virginia). Tickets will open for purchase on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 at 12:00 AM CST. Tickets will stop being sold at 10:00 AM CST on Tuesday, May 30th, 2023. There will be a LIVE drawing held on Tuesday, May 30th, 2023 at 12:00 PM CST at Habitat for Humanity of Bowling Green/Warren County, Inc. located at 804 Center Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101. You DO NOT need to be present to win. Drawing to be conducted live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HabitatBG - winners will be announced at that time; there will be ten winners. An email receipt for your purchase of raffle ticket(s) will be sent immediately. Ticket numbers will be displayed on the purchased ticket log on our website, physical raffle tickets will not be mailed . Receipt and/or transaction numbers should not be confused with raffle ticket numbers. A physical raffle ticket may be picked up in person by appointment, but is not required to participate. The winner will also be notified by phone and email no later than June 2nd, 2023. Items will be delivered, or be made available for in-person pick-up in Bowling Green, KY or surrounding areas upon request. In certain cases, the items may be delivered in person by staff, board members, or volunteers, with permission of the winner. No purchase limit applies while sufficient tickets are available; a maximum of 5000 tickets will be sold, although actual number sold may be significantly less. Void where participation is prohibited. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Bowling Green/Warren County, a Kentucky 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Note: Habitat for Humanity Bowling Green/Warren County Employees and Board Members along with their immediate family members are not eligible for this raffle. Void where prohibited by law. Participants do not need to attend raffle to participate or win. Drawing may be conducted by staff, volunteer or board member of Bowling Green/Warren County Habitat; this process will be supervised by the Organization’s Charitable Gaming Chairperson. Raffle will be conducted in Kentucky, in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Following announcement via Facebook, phone, and email, the winner will be notified by certified mail and have 30 days to claim prize (if not otherwise responsive to our contact efforts). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
KY Charitable Gaming License #ORG0002678