Lottery for tickets to George Zimmerman trial

SANFORD, FL (WFLX) -- A lottery will be set up to determine who in the general public will get tickets to the George Zimmerman trial.

There are 24 seats available for each day the court is in session.

Those interested in entering must submit their name and phone number at the Elections office, one day prior to the court date they wish to attend. Those who are selected will be notified by phone and given instructions for picking up their visitor pass at the courthouse the following morning. Photo ID will be required.

The office at 1500 E. Airport Boulevard in Sanford will be open for the lottery Monday through Friday, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The first drawing will be held on Friday, June 7, for the first day of jury selection on Monday, June 10. For more information, go to the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit website at

George Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.