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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. staff

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