While many spent Black Friday scouring Las Vegas for deals, many headed across the border to Arizona to gamble on a big payout.
Powerball is up to about $325 million, making the quick trip for a shot at the jackpot too alluring for many to pass up.
"Since you can't get 'em in Vegas, it's just a quick trip over the (Hoover) Dam," said Henderson resident Cheri Grover.
Cheri Grover and her husband, Clay Grover, spent about $20 on lottery tickets, opting to avoid the Black Friday crowds.
"I do not ever Black Friday shop, ever. Too crowded for us," Cheri Grover said.
"The frenzy is just beginning. Everybody knows about it. We are the closest location once you get to Arizona that you can buy lottery tickets," said Lynda Ducas, co-owner of The Last Stop.
"I just came to take a trip to pick up a couple tickets and hopefully I got the winning number," said Las Vegas resident Burmie Davison.
The next drawing is set for Saturday night. If no one wins, the jackpot will continue to grow. If you choose the cash option, you're looking at about a $212 million payout.
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