Utah, Nevada residents hit Arizona town for lottery tickets

Utah, Nevada residents hit Arizona town for lottery tickets

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Residents in Utah and Nevada, two non-lottery playing states, are flocking to nearby Beaver Dam, Arizona, to hopefully get their hands on a winning lottery ticket.

The Spectrum reports people on Monday were lined up outside of the doors of the Beaver Dam Station & Bar and the Beaver Dam Lodge, as the Mega Millions drawing Tuesday night boasts a jackpot of at least $1.6 billion, a record in U.S. lottery history.

Henderson, Nevada, resident Ellie Marks says she made the drive to Beaver Dam with friends, tempted after seeing and hearing multiple news stories and advertisements.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.