LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – While Nevada is not part of the lottery, there are several places where you can get a ticket, including Arizona, about 30 miles from the Hoover Dam.
8 News Now reporter Christian Cazares drove to Last Stop in Arizona, where he found many people clamoring for their billion-dollar opportunity.
The Arizona Last Stop is off US 93 and was packed with customers hoping to buy the $1.1 billion winning ticket, most of the customers are from Nevada.
“It’s money that changes lives. Everyone says they would help their friends and family, but I would go back to the charitable donations because it’s a lot of money,” said Southern Highlands resident Gayle Rauch.
Those going to Kingman are hoping for relief in Arizona after hearing about the long lottery lines on the Nevada-California border.
“We take it one person at a time. We try to help everyone we can. We even print tickets ahead of time so people don’t have to wait in line,” said manager, Rachel Sockwell.
Arizona Last Stop has four cash machines and three debit card machines, options that Rhonda Fields said helped her get in and out of the store quickly.
“We wait until it’s at a certain amount at Mega, but we’re here all the time buying scratch tickets,” Fields said.
In addition to helping family and friends grow financially, many lottery dreamers said they would pay it forward if they won the jackpot.
“I only need a little bit so that I can help people around the world, especially the Ukrainian people. It’s so sad to see innocent children and people,” said Las Vegas resident Krystyna Arusztowitz.
Some say the location is worth the drive from Las Vegas after learning of the 2021 winner, a North Las Vegas resident who took home more than $650,000, according to a store employee.
Arizona Last Stop is located in White Hills, Arizona and has about six other stores to pick up tickets from south of White Hills on the way to Kingman.