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Published December 17, 2013, 12:00 AM

Hoping to Win

Scott Hoormann holds two Mega Millions lottery tickets he purchased at Energy Express 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)
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