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South Carolina Convenience Store Sold $1.537 Billion Ticket

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. — A flimsy little piece of paper that crossed the counter of a convenience store on a country road in South Carolina is now worth $1.537 billion, so lottery officials could hardly be blamed Wednesday if anxiety tinged their excitement. Th...
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How People Would Spend Mega Millions $1.6B

CHICAGO — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S. The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. It's up to an estimated $620 million for Wedn...
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Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $1B. We Explain Why.

DES MOINES, Iowa — If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger. Friday night's Mega Millions estimated grand prize has hit a staggering $1...
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What Happens if You Win Mega Millions’ $900M Jackpot?

DES MOINES, Iowa — Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at $900 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, wh...