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Kan., Ill., Md. tickets win $640M lottery jackpot

RED BUD, Ill. — Three lottery tickets sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland hit the world record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot, lottery officials said Saturday, dashing the get-rich-quick dreams of millions of players across the country.

Illinois' winner used a quick pick to select the winning numbers at a convenience store in the small town of Red Bud, near St. Louis, Illinois Lottery spokesman Mike Lang said. The winning numbers also sold at a 7-Eleven in Milford Mill, Md., north of Baltimore.

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