With the line stretching around the block, hundreds of people waited for over two hours to buy Mega Millions lottery tickets at Bluebird liquor store on March 29, 2012 in Hawthorne, California.

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With the line stretching around the block, hundreds of people waited for over two hours to buy Mega Millions lottery tickets at Bluebird liquor store on March 29, 2012 in Hawthorne, California.

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Jackpot Fever

Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Record High Of $540 Million
Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Record High Of $540 Million

With the line stretching around the block, hundreds of people waited for over two hours to buy Mega Millions lottery tickets at Bluebird liquor store on March 29, 2012 in Hawthorne, California.

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A Dollar and a Dream
A Dollar and a Dream

Lashawn Silver looks on as Jesus Vazques helps her buy her Mega Millions tickets at Bluebird liquor store.

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Serious Investment
Serious Investment

Milton Smith shows $1,080 worth of Mega Millions lottery tickets after buying them from the liquor store.

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With a Little Luck

Kathy Babcock kisses her Mega Millions lottery tickets at the Farragut Market Thursday, March 29, 2012 in Knoxville, Tenn. 

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With a Little Luck
The Long Wait
The Long Wait

One year-old Karissa Sanchez sleeps on her ftaher Chris' shoulder as thet have been waiting over three hours to buy their Mega Millions lottery tickets at Bluebird liquor store.

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A Dollar and a Dream
A Dollar and a Dream

Thousands of people wait in line to buy tickets for the Mega Millions Lottery jackpot at the Primm Valley Casino Resorts Lotto store in California near Primm, Nev.

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