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Waiting to win $540 million in Mega Millions Lottery

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Sierra Luchien and Tammy Redlen celebrate as they walk into the Blue Bird liquor store after waiting in line for nearly three hours to purchase their Mega Millions lottery ticket on March 29 in Hawthorne, Calif.

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Hundreds of people waited for more than two hours in a line stretching around the block of Blue Bird liquor store in Hawthorne, Calif. to buy Mega Millions lottery tickets on March 29.

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.

--Msnbc.com staff

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