8 of 8: A lottery vendor punches in a $5 quick pick sale for the Mega Millions drawing in Chicago, Thursday, March 29, 2012. With the Mega Millions jackpot over $500 million, Illinois picked the right week to become the first state in the nation to sell lottery tickets online, and other states are watching closely to see how it plays out. They're also wondering if the payoff will prompt Illinois to take the next big step: launching online poker, blackjack and other casino games.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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