TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — The state of Florida has been selling lottery tickets for nearly 25 years and now players can actually pay $25 for a lottery ticket.
The Lottery on Tuesday began selling a $25 scratch-off ticket that resembles the first “Millionaire” game launched back in 1988. The ticket will be sold between now and December as part of an anniversary promotion.
Lottery officials said the new $25 ticket has the best odds of winning of any of its current scratch-off tickets. There is $290 million that has been set aside for prizes – including 25 prizes ranging from $1 million to $5 million.
Those without a winning ticket will have an opportunity to enter a second-chance promotion also connected with the Lottery’s 25th anniversary.
Some Republican legislators in the past have criticized the Lottery for selling high price tickets.
(TM and © Copyright 2012 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)