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$500-million lottery fever grips US

Last updated on: March 30, 2012 14:56 IST

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The United States is in the grip of a lottery fever as a Mega Millions jackpot reaches an all-time high of $500 million.

Let's take a look at how Americans are betting on their luck turning around.

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Image: Let's take a look at how Americans are betting on their luck turning around.
Photographs: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters

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An electric sign advertising the Mega Millions lottery jackpot is seen on a New York City phone booth on the upper west side of Manhattan.

Lottery fever spread across the United States on Wednesday with people in more than 40 states buying tickets for the Mega Millions jackpot that has reached an all-time record of $500 million, officials said.

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Photographs: Mike Segar/Reuters

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Veronica Balbas holds her Mega Millions lottery tickets for Friday's draw in Lawndale, California.

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Photographs: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

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Veena Thompson, left, and Francisco Delgado fill out Mega Millions lottery slips for Friday's drawing in Lawndale, California.

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A woman buys Mega Millions lottery tickets at a shop on New York City's upper west side of Manhattan.

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Francisco Delgado fills out a Mega Millions lottery slip in Lawndale, California.

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Alberto Anila and Marta Anila line up in the parking lot at Bluebird Liquor to purchase Mega Millions lottery ticket in Lawndale, California.

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Lisa Miller, right, fills out a Mega Millions lottery slip in Lawndale, California.

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A sign advertises Mega Millions lottery tickets at a shop on New York City's upper west side of Manhattan.

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A Mega Millions lottery ticket is displayed in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Francisco Delgado fills out a Mega Millions lottery slip in Lawndale, California.

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Johnpaul Siha leaves Bluebird Liquor with his Mega Millions lottery tickets in Lawndale, California.

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A woman purchases Mega Millions lottery tickets for Friday's drawing in Lawndale, California.

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A man holds his Mega Millions lottery ticket at a shop on New York City's upper west side of Manhattan.

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A woman holds a Mega Millions lottery ticket in Lawndale, California.

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Richard Assif exits Bluebird Liquor with a Mega Millions lottery ticket for Friday's drawing in Lawndale, California.


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