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  • Big Lotto winners

    Nine-figure lottery jackpots are more common than you might think. Check out some of the biggest jackpot winners in recent years. Todd Reardon, left, of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Daron Fox, of Clarksville, Ind., laugh as they hold checks representing the $221.7 million paid to the pair for winning a Powerball jackpot in April, 2011.
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    Louise White, right, 81, from Newport, R.I., is presented a check for $336 million by Gerald Aubin, left, director of the state's lottery, and Gov. Lincoln Chafee, center, at Rhode Island Lottery headquarters in Cranston, R.I., Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
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    Robert Harris, of Portal, Ga., had the lone winning ticket for a $275 million Mega Millions jackpot in February, 2008.
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    The winner of the $232 million Powerball jackpot on May, 2009 was Neal Wanless of South Dakota. He opted to collect a cash payout of $118 million.
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    In this photo provided by the New York Lottery, Daniel Bruckner of San Jose, Calif., 35, and his wife Christine, hold an oversized mock-up of a check as the Bruckners claim $208 million at the King Kullen supermarket where he purchased his Mega Millions winning ticket, in Middle Island, N.Y. At right is Yolanda Vega, the official voice of the New York Lottery.
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    Mega Millions lottery winners pose with $319 million checks during a news conference in Schenectady, N.Y., Thursday, March 31, 2011. From left are Leon Peck, Kristin Baldwin, Mike Barth, Tracy Sussman, John Kutey, Gabrielle Mahar and John Hilton.
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    Brian Cabaud and Anneliese Hansen of Mill Valley, Ohio, held one of three winning tickets for a $227 million Mega Millions jackpot in May, 2009. Their share was $75.6 million.
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    Jim and Carolyn McCullar, of Ephrata, Wash., the winners of a $190 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, talk to reporters, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, in Olympia, Wash.
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