Court to hold lottery for seats in upcoming George Zimmerman trial

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court to accept applications for 1 of 24 seats

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SANFORD, Fla. - Members of the general public who wish to attend the State vs. Zimmerman trial beginning June 10 can enter a lottery for one of the 24 available seats in the courtroom.

The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court said it will accept applications for a random drawing at the Supervisor of Elections Office at 1500 E. Airport Boulevard in Sanford, Monday through Friday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Those interested in entering, according to the Court's released statement, must submit their name and phone number at the elections office, one day prior to the court date they wish to attend.

The Court says 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 trial will be held at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center, located at 101 Bush Boulevard in Sanford.

The first drawing will be held on Friday, June 7, for the first day of jury selection on Monday, June 10.

For more information, click here to go to the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit website.

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