Where should NV residents go for lottery tickets
The Powerball jackpot is now $1.5 billion and people all over the country are buying tickets in hopes of becoming the big winner.
However, the lottery is not available in Nevada and that means residents must make a decision on where to go to buy tickets and how long are they willing to stand in line.
On Monday, hopeful winners began lining up at 2:30 a.m. and stood in line for two to three hours at the Primm Lotto Store.
The lottery store in Primm is popular not only because it is the closest to Las Vegas, but it also known for selling winning tickets. Last week, it sold a ticket that matched 5 out of the 6 numbers for Powerball. That ticket was worth $1 million.
Other people would rather drive and additional 30 to 40 minutes from Primm to Baker and stand in line for a shorter period of time. On Monday, people with lottery fever were standing in line for about an hour.
Shell station in Baker’s got an hour wait for Powerball. Manager to crowd: “1 of you better win, I’m sick of this!” pic.twitter.com/LKmX64Sc5B
Many Nevada residents also head to Arizona to buy tickets. Two of the closest locations there are Rosie’s Den and Arizona Last Stop.
HOW FAR IS IT AND MORE IMPORTANT INFO
Starting point: KTNV-TV Channel 13 near Valley View Boulevard and Desert Inn Road
All mileage is approximate. May vary depending on route.
Nipton Trading Post — 47 miles
Primm Lotto Store — 47.5 miles
Approximate wait time — 3 hours on Monday morning
Closing time: 7:45 p.m.
Stateline Service at Mountain Pass — 56 miles
Charles Brown Col on Highway 127 in Shoshone, Calif. — 62 miles
Baker (several locations) — 77 miles
Approximate wait time at Shell Station — 1 hour
Closing time at Shell Station and Jack in the Box — 9 p.m.
Barstow (several locations) — 134 miles
Needles (several locations) — 95 miles
Rosie’s Den in White Hills — 62 miles
Arizona Last Stop in White Hills — 63 miles
Grand Canyon Travel Center at Willow Beach — 67 milesThe Powerball jackpot is now $1.5 billion and people all over the country are buying tickets in hopes of becoming the big winner. ]]>