Updated:TALLAHASSE, Fla. (AP) (AP)
ong> - Florida will start selling tickets to the popular Mega Millions game later this year.
The state already sells tickets to Powerball, another multi-state game. It also has its own game called Florida Lotto.
Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell said retailers and lottery players have been asking the state to join Mega Millions for years.
Lottery officials contend that adding Mega Millions will generate additional money for the state even though in the past there have been fears that adding additional games would erode sales of existing games.
Last summer, the Florida Lottery wrapped up the most financially successful year in its history.
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