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.
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. ]]>