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A customer smiles after receiving a free Mega Millions Lottery ticket Friday from the Hoosier Lottery's Mega Millions mascot at a store in Zionsville, Ind. The Mega Millions Lottery jackpot has reached more than $600 million.

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Americans spend $1.46 billion on tickets for jackpot

02-04-23-38-46, Mega Ball: 23

Across the country, Americans plunked down an estimated $1.5 billion on the longest of long shots: an infinitesimally small chance to win what could end up being the single biggest lottery payout the world has ever seen.

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