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Powerball getting closer to Vegas

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Powerball slips officially became available at the Primm Lotto Store at the Nevada-California border. (Dave Lawrence/FOX5) Powerball slips officially became available at the Primm Lotto Store at the Nevada-California border. (Dave Lawrence/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Taking a shot at a Powerball jackpot just got closer to the Las Vegas valley. Monday marks day one of Powerball sales in California and the closest spot to buy a ticket is at the Primm Valley Lotto Store just off Interstate 15. It's about a 30-minute drive from the Strip.

Nevada is one of the only states in the U.S. not to offer Powerball tickets, or any other state lottery for that matter. Utah, Wyoming, Alabama, Mississippi, Alaska and Hawaii are the only others who don't offer up Powerball.

The Primm Valley Lotto Store is excited for day one of Powerball sales.

"As the most convenient location for Southern Nevada residents to participate in lottery games, the Lotto Store at Primm Valley has seen significant visitation in recent years," says Loren Gill, executive vice president and general manager of Primm Valley Casino Resorts.

"Not only is Powerball one of the most recognized lottery games in the country, but it has both tremendous drawing power and a loyal following," said Gill.

For opening day, the Primm Valley Lotto Store has a huge Powerball cake ready for guests as well as free T-shirts while they last.

The store added four new ticket stations to accommodate the expected increase in ticket traffic. They also offer self-service machines for their customers.

The current Powerball jackpot is around $60 million with the minimum always set at $40 million. The drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:59 p.m. our time. Tickets are $2 each.

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