In Pennsylvania we have these pesky things called beer stores. Unlike Arizona, you can NOT buy alcohol at the grocery store. And if you want wine or hard liquor, you have to go to a different store, the (brilliantly named) Wine and Spirits store.
When I was a kid, we also bought soda from the beer store. (Who am I kidding with “also” – that’s the only reason we went. A case of beer lasted three years in my house because it was only used to make beer bread. When they started putting expiration dates, unopened cans got thrown away.) And, my dad bought his lottery tickets there. Apparently they also sell cigarettes.
Beer, cigarettes, the lottery and baseball: God Bless America.