Mega Millions hits record

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(KTSF by Hellas Leung)
People in the Bay Area lined up to buy lottery tickets today as the record Mega Millions jackpot surged to an unprecedented $640 million.
Many people who don’t regularly buy lottery tickets tried  their luck today, said the owner of
this store on Grant Ave in San Francisco ‘s Chinatown.
Even two hours before the winning numbers are to be announced, there are still many  people rushing for their  last chance.
The $640 million jackpot, if taken as a $462 million lump sum, will work out to about $347 million after federal tax withholding.
The Mega Millions game is  being played in 40 states, along with Washington, DC and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
 
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