Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner and Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell unveil a new scratch-off game called Florida Treasure Hunt to commemorate the state's 500th anniversary.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla - The Florida Lottery is commemorating the state's 500th anniversary with a new game.
It's called the Florida Treasure Hunt and it features a 500-year-old map of Florida that contains scratch-off symbols.
A ticket costs $3 and the top prize is $50,000.
Players can also take non-winning tickets and enter them in a second chance promotion offering vacation getaways, a new car or cash.
Secretary of State Ken Detzner is leading Florida's 500th anniversary celebration called Viva Florida 500.
"It's an opportunity to capture national and global media attention while promoting Florida as the best place to work, play and do business. It's also an opportunity to educate our residents and visitors on the abundance of economic, social, cultural and the natural resources we have statewide."
Detzner says he also hopes the Florida Treasure Hunt helps teach Floridians and visitors a little something about Florida's history and culture.
Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon gets the official credit for discovering Florida in March of 1513 when he landed near present-day St. Augustine.