Pa. Liquor Control Board to offer liquor lottery

    The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board plans to offer a lottery so customers will have a fairer shot at buying some limited quantity liquors.

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the first such lottery will occur Oct. 13 featuring two dozen bottles from the Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection. Two varieties of the Kentucky bourbon will be available, 12 bottles of 100-proof French Oak Barrel Aged Bourbon and 12 bottles of French Oak Barrel Head Aged Bourbon.

    The LCB has tried to sell limited-quantity brands online, but a sale of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon caused the website to crash last year. LCB Chairman Tim Holden says the online quantities also sold out within a few minutes, making it hard for some customers to get them.

    Pennsylvania residents only can register at

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