By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The pandemic didn’t stop people from buying booze. In fact, a record number of was sold.

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The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board brought in almost $3 billion in sales during its fiscal year, which ended June 30.

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That total is almost 14% higher than the previous year. That resulted in a net income totaling almost $265 million.

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The boost comes after most restaurants and bars were shut down much of last year or limited as to when and what they could sell.