Florida residents will no longer have to drive across state lines to purchase Mega Millions tickets. On Wednesday May 15, 2013 Florida joined 42 other states in participating in the Mega Millions lottery.
For the price of $1 people can choose 5 numbers plus a Mega Ball number to take a chance at winning the jackpot. Friday's jackpot is at an estimated $190 million and some Florida residents are anxious to try and win the jackpot.
"I would definitely set aside a lot of it for a good cause help out family help out those that are less fortunate and reevaluate my current job opportunities probably," lottery ticket holder, Anthony Mitchell said. "This is the first time playing here but since I'm a longtime resident of Georgia I used to play there all the time so hopefully new state new winnings," Jenny Thompson said.