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For lottery players, more giant jackpots: Following Powerball’s bigger payouts, Mega Millions is tweaking its game, too

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DES MOINES, Iowa — 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. Today’s estimated $400 million Powerball jackpot is the nation’s fifth-largest ever.

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