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Mega Millions Jackpot-9

Energy Express assistant manager Anita Watson, right, sells a Mega Millions lottery ticket to Brian Thomason Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in St. Louis. The Mega Millions jackpot soared to $586 million on Monday amid a frenzy of ticket purchases, a jump that pushed the prize closer to the $656 million U.S. record set last year. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)