Changes to Mega Millions lottery will mean more winners

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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — If it seems that giant lottery jackpots have people lining up at convenience stores more frequently, just wait: More big payouts could be coming.

Most attention has been on Powerball jackpots since the game's rules were changed in early 2012 to boost payoffs. For today's drawing, Powerball's estimated $400 million jackpot will be the nation's fifth-largest ever, though its jackpot hit $590million earlier this year.

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