WTOP’s Top 5 morning stories

Washington Capitals left wing Matt Hendricks sends the puck past Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas in the Caps\' 3-2 shootout win Thursday night. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Good morning, Washington area — Five stories to keep you informed and get you going:

Mega Millions: What are the odds?: A world-record $540 million Mega Millions jackpot has lottery players lining up for tickets early Friday and many wondering if there’s any way to guarantee becoming an overnight multimillionaire. http://bit.ly/H3gocC

Va. community caught off guard by BRAC: A local community is up in arms over a fast-changing base realignment site it had little input on, residents say. http://bit.ly/H7SoD3

Police: Scanners could have saved victims of the Beltway snipers: License plate technology now in use could have made a life-or-death difference for the victims of the Beltway snipers in 2002, according to police. http://bit.ly/H1nI6G

Video shows Md. traffic stop of Caped Crusader: The identity of the man behind the Batman mask pulled over last week by Montgomery County Police has been revealed, and now there’s video showing the Dark Knight’s traffic stop. http://bit.ly/H3gQaI

Friday Freebies: Easter egg hunts, food and customized place mats. http://bit.ly/ACAWVu

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