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€480m US jackpot is world's biggest

SOMEBODY, somewhere may be celebrating today -- after the biggest lottery jackpot in world history.

The total was set to hit at least $640m (¤480m) in the Mega Millions draw in the US last night.

Buyers queued for up to two hours to buy the last $1 tickets.

Odds of winning are 175 million-to-1, said Margaret DeFrancisco, president and chief executive of the Georgia Lottery Corporation. But it will be later today before organisers know if anyone has won.