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Where you can buy lottery tickets if you live in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada is one of the very few states that does not allow the lottery. Because of this, you will need to drive to either Arizona or California if you wish to play the lottery. However, don’t drive to Utah. That state also does not offer the lottery.

Below is a list of some of the closest places to Las Vegas to buy tickets. We used the address of 13 Action News as a starting point. Mileage and time needed to make the drive based on your starting point, the route you choose and traffic conditions. This is meant only as a general guide.

Primm Valley Lotto Store (31900 S Las Vegas Blvd Primm, NV 89019) — 40 miles (36 minutes)

Nipton Trading Post (107355 Nipton Rd, Nipton, CA 92364) — 60 miles (55 minutes)

Shell Gas Station/Country Store (65845 Cima Rd Nipton, CA) — 64 miles (58 minutes)

Charles Brown General Store on Highway 127 in Shoshone, Calif. — 86 miles (1 hour, 20 minutes)

Baker (multiple locations) — 89 miles (1 hour, 30 minutes)

Needles (multiple locations) — 110 miles (1 hour, 45 minutes)

Barstow (multiple locations) — 152 miles (2 hours, 19 minutes)

Arizona Last Stop in White Hills (20606 North US Hwy 93 White Hills, AZ 86445) — 67 miles (1 hour, 3 minutes)

Grand Canyon Texaco (19210 N Hwy 93 White Hills, AZ 86445) — 86 miles (1 hour, 18 minutes)

Dolan Station in Dolan Springs — 86 miles (1 hour, 19 minutes)

Maverik Gas (2612 Desert Foothills Road, Bullhead City, Ariz.) — 102 miles (1 hour, 35 minutes)

Jeff’s River Mart (1901 Hwy. 95, Bullhead City, Ariz.) — 103 miles (1 hour, 38 miles)

Terrible Herbst (1815 Hwy. 95, Bullhead City, Ariz.) — 103 miles (1 hour, 38 minutes)

Flying J Travel Center (3300 E. Andy Devine Ave., Kingman, Ariz.) — 114 miles (1 hour, 49 minutes)

And if you are curious about why the state of Nevada does not have the lottery, check out our most recent story here.

Nevada is one of the very few states that does not allow the lottery. Because of this, you will need to drive to either Arizona or California if you wish to play the lottery.

One ticket captures $731.1M Powerball jackpot

Next up: the Mega Millions jackpot is $970 million for Friday’s drawing.

One ticket sold in Maryland has won the $731.1 million Powerball jackpot, powerball.com announced Wednesday night.

The jackpot was estimated at $730 million, but the final payout was higher based on sales, Powerball officials said.

On Thursday morning, Powerball oifficials said Coney Market in Lonaconing, Maryland, sold the winning ticket. The rural community is about 15 miles southwest of Cumberland, Maryland.

Wednesday’s numbers were: 40-53-60-68-69 and the Powerball was 22. The jackpot drops to $20 million for Saturday’s drawing.

The Powerball jackpot was the fifth-largest ever. The odds of winning was one in 292.2 million.

Most winners opt for cash prizes, which for Powerball would be about $546 million.

Thousands of people have flocked to the Primm Valley Lotto Store at Primm to buy Mega Millions and Powerball lottery tickets. The store is about 45 miles southwest of Las Vegas along Interstate 15 on the Nevada-California border. It is the closest one to the Las Vegas Valley selling the tickets.

Mega Millions jackpot

No one hit the Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday night, and the prize rose to $970 million for Friday’s drawing. The odds of winning is one in 302.5 million.

Nevada joins Utah, Alabama, Alaska and Hawaii in not offering Mega Millions or Powerball.

The two lotteries are both played in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball also is offered in Puerto Rico.

— The Associated Press contributed to this report.

10 LARGEST U.S. JACKPOTS

(Before Wednesday’s Powerball drawing)

1. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)

2. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket, South Carolina)

3. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, Wisconsin)

4. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)

5. $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018 (two tickets, from Iowa and New York)

6. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)

7. $648 million, Mega Millions, Dec. 17, 2013 (two tickets, from California and Georgia)

8. $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013 (one ticket, from Florida)

9. $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012 (two tickets, from Arizona and Missouri)

10. $564.1 million, Powerball, Feb. 11, 2015 (three tickets, from North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas)

Next up: the Mega Millions jackpot is $970 million for Friday’s drawing. ]]>