The one thing we miss since moving to Nevada from Pennsylvania is being able to buy lottery tickets. I don’t really understand the reasoning behind not having a state lottery, but Nevada doesn’t have one, so that puts Nevada residents at a disadvantage as far as being able to buy tickets, especially when the cash amount gets really high for Powerball or any other national lottery.


Before we moved here, we knew that we could go to Nipton, CA which is right across the state line next to Primm, NV and get tickets at The Lotto Store. From my understanding, Primm used to be a really popular stop for people traveling to and from California. There was a big shopping mall there and 3 casinos. All 3 casinos are now open, but the mall is closed. Primm is located about 40 minutes from the Las Vegas strip. The biggest downfall of coming here to get your lottery tickets is that a lot of people from the Las Vegas area go here and when the prizes are big, it could take you hours of standing in line to get your tickets. We tried it once, and decided it wasn’t worth waiting that long.


We decided to see if we could get tickets in Arizona. And eureka!! We found the Last Stop Travel Center and Arizona Last Stop convenience store. Since we live in Henderson, NV it is only about 35 minutes to get here, and the scenery is beautiful. The road travels through Lake Mead Recreation Center. We have been there quite a few times and not once was the wait more than 5 minutes to get our tickets! Even if you live on the west side of Las Vegas, it shouldn’t take you much more than an hour to get there. Round trip would still be less time than standing in line in Primm. And if you have some extra time, stop at Lake Mead or Hoover Dam. There is also Hoover Dam Lodge and Casino. For AZ last stop see video here

In Conclusion

So, if you live in the Las Vegas area and are wanting to buy lottery tickets, I highly recommend going to the Last Stop. It is right off the highway and is easy on and off. And as I mentioned earlier, the drive is really beautiful. If you’re interested in seeing some video of our trip, click here:

By Greg and Peggy

We are two people who love to travel, thrift and play slot machines. We love going to new places, especially if there is a casino! We just want to share our adventures with people and hope to inspire them to explore and have fun!

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