States hope for revenue boost with Mega Millions craze 

ACROSS THE U.S., state lottery systems use that revenue to boost education, tourism, transportation and much more. Now that the giant Mega Millions lottery jackpot has ballooned to more than $1 billion, state officials are hoping increased national interest in securing the top prize will result in more funding for their own causes. / GODOFREDO A. VASQUEZ / ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO
NEW YORK (AP) – A bump in college scholarships for New Mexico students. A new bike trail nestled in the western slope of Colorado. More homeless shelters in Arizona.  When lottery sales soar, players holding the golden ticket aren't the only ones who win. Across the U.S., state lottery systems use that money to boost…

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