Florida Joins MegaMillions In Less Than A MonthWednesday April 17th 2013
Florida will officially join the MegaMillions game on Wednesday 15th May 2013, and excitement is sweeping the state. Lottery players in Florida have been eager to join the multi-state lottery for several years now, in order to have access to some of the biggest jackpots in the country. After an incredibly successful year, in which the Florida Lottery topped $4.45 billion in sales, their wish has finally been granted.
Lottery officials are confident that the addition of the second multi state game will see extra lottery sales generated for the state, rather than detracting from existing sales. Florida already sells tickets for the Powerball, plus has its own state lottery, range of daily games and scratch-off cards too. After seeing an increase in sales of half a billion dollars from 2011 to 2012 and record breaking sales for their scratch off cards recently, they are hoping for yet another increase come the end of 2013, with the MegaMillions being a crucial tool in that growth.
Florida Lottery officials and players will undoubtedly be looking to California for a guide to their success. California, who recently joined the Powerball, has seen ticket sales surpass expectations with a massive $8.5 million worth of tickets sold in the first three days alone. This is an all-time record for ticket sales from any new Powerball member. Plus, California saw their first big winner on Saturday 13th April 2013, when a player from Buena Park won $1.3million by matching five numbers, proving that you really do have to be in it to win it!
Floridians have another reason to be excited too, as the MegaMillions in set on a rollover spree, having generated a massive $83 million jackpot so far by rolling over ten times. Should it continue rolling over for the next month, Florida could be entering the lottery to a fantastic sized jackpot, too!
To see details of all the latest lottery results for the state of Florida, including the state lotto and the Florida Mega Money, visit the Florida Lottery Results Page.