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Trib Thursday wrap: No 'flips' in liquor lottery

| Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, 9:00 p.m.

Collectors of high-end hooch no doubt will be interested in next week's Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board limited-release lottery, featuring three in-demand bourbons and a rare rye whiskey. The lotteries are limited because when the PLCB offered prized bottles for sale online a few years ago, the public demand reportedly crashed the system's website.

But per the PLCB's rules, the lucky winners won't be able to flip their investments because the sale of alcohol without a license in Pennsylvania is strictly prohibited. So long as state government remains in the booze business, it's all about control.

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