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Where should NV residents go for lottery tickets

Posted at 7:44 AM, Jan 12, 2016

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.

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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.

Many Nevada residents also head to Arizona to buy tickets. Two of the closest locations there are Rosie's Den and Arizona Last Stop.


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 miles

Dolan Station in Dolan Springs -- 81 miles

Gas N Grub in Bullhead City -- 103 miles