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Hudson Valley Residents Splurge for Chance at Lotto Jackpot

Tonight's prize is the largest in Mega Millions history.

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Folks across Hudson Valley and the country flocked to their closest convenience stores today to . Beekman delis are buzzing with ticket buyers in Sleepy Hollow, picking their lucky numbers and wishing each other the best.

From first-time dreamers to daily lotto players, the customers are still picking up their Mega Millions tickets across the country—making the jackpot jump from $540 to $640 million this afternoon.

"Wouldn't that be fun, giving away tons of money? Like Oprah," Tricia Freeman of Katonah said.

In Pleasantville, talk about how the earnings could be spent was overheard at .

There is still time to pick up those tickets. The deadline to buy a Mega Millions ticket is 10:45 p.m. tonight. The drawing is being held at 11:00 p.m. tonight.

The game was jointly created in 2002 by the states of New York, Ohio, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey and Virginia and is now played in 42 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to its website. Jackpots start at 12 million.

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