Peter Antonacci, Former Broward Elections Supervisor, Wins State Lottery For Lucrative New Liquor License
Florida’s chief administrative law judge won a coveted liquor license in the state drawing Tuesday, beating out 1,014 other applicants.
Pete Antonacci, a longtime loyalist of former Gov. Rick Scott, won the only open liquor license in Pinellas County, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. He was one of 62 winners for licenses across 30 counties. More than 23,000 entries were submitted across all counties.
The annual double-random drawing for quota liquor licenses held by the state has far better odds than playing the Florida Lottery, and it can be more lucrative.
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