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Wednesday, September 28, 2016/Categories: Department of Revenue/Tags: Main Street Montana Project , entrepreneur , anaconda , Business Licenses , Business , Liquor Licensing , Liquor Lottery

September 28, 2016


Molly Petersen, Public Information Specialist, MT Dept. of Revenue
(406) 444-4331,

Mary Ann Dunwell, Public Information Officer, MT Dept. of Revenue
(406) 444-6700,

MT Department of Revenue announces liquor lottery winners

Helena – The Montana Department of Revenue announces the winners of today’s public lottery to apply for the 14 available liquor licenses to operate alcohol establishments in nine communities throughout the state.

These are the winners of the lottery for each area and liquor license type:

  1. Anaconda last available city beer – Jason Driear
  2. Billings restaurant beer & wine – PBG, LLC
  3. Billings city beer – Alex Hansen
  4. Bozeman/Belgrade city beer – Lucky Us Ranch, LLC
  5. Bozeman/Belgrade restaurant beer & wine –  Joshua Palmer
  6. Bozeman/Belgrade (two) all beverage floaters – MGW Investments; Hunter Thomas Hauptman
  7. Columbus city beer – Michaela M. Hoppel
  8. Darby city beer - Joszette Lerum
  9. Dillon city beer - Joszette Lerum
  10. Fergus County last available all beverage – (Only one application came in, so no lottery held for this license)
  11. Kalispell city beer – Keats S. Maxwell
  12. Missoula city beer – Shane Devlin
  13. Missoula restaurant beer & wine – Target Range Development, LLC

Lottery operators also drew the names of runners up. The names of winners and runners up are posted online at under Liquor Control. The 14 lottery winners now need to submit applications for the specified liquor licenses. If the application is not approved, the next person drawn can apply. The lottery winners have 30 days to submit their applications.

The department received more than 1,000 applications to take part in the lottery, making this year’s the largest liquor lottery yet.

The lottery was held this morning at the department’s liquor warehouse, located at 2517 Airport Road, Helena. It was open to the public to attend.  Several official witnesses monitored the drawing and recorded the results.

The department did not receive applications for the available Liberty County new all beverage, Ekalaka all beverage floater, and two Columbus all beverage floater licenses. These four remain open for application.

For more information about the various alcohol license types and requirements, visit the Liquor Control section on You can also contact our call center toll free at 866-859-2254, in Helena 444-6900.


Molly A. Petersen
Public Information Specialist
Montana Department of Revenue
(406) 444-4331

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