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Waiting to win $540 million in Mega Millions Lottery

People stood in lines across America that lasted hours for the opportunity to buy their chance to win $540 million in Friday's Mega Millions Lottery.

Nobody matched all six numbers in Tuesday's regular draw, and the total jackpot has been growing since. With a $540 million total, the lump sum payment is estimated at $389.8 million, according to lottery officials. Winners can also take payments annually for 26 years.

The amount that could be won may still rise depending on how many tickets are actually sold.

--Msnbc.com staff

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