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Lotto fever strikes US as jackpot swells

An advertising board shows the record jackpot of the Powerball US lottery of 600 million dollars in a shop in downtown Washington, DC, on May 17, 2013. Americans have lined up in droves across the country to buy Powerball Lottery tickets in the hopes of wAmericans have lined up in droves across the country to buy Powerball Lottery tickets in the hopes of winning the record $600 million jackpot, the largest in the 21-year history of the game.