Nevadans still forced to head to the state border for lottery tickets

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Proceeds from the lottery tickets sales go back to programs, including Voices for CASA, which supports the state's children in foster care, preserving Arizona's handsome parks and at-risk species and more.

Under the new rules, tickets are $2 and jackpots reset at $40 million.

The Powerball odds are about 1 in 292 million. "Everything is by chance these days so, you gotta be in it to win it", says Lynn. "You can't win if you don't play", said Powerball ticket buyer, Tim Ray. If there's no victor for Saturday's drawing, the next estimated jackpot for Powerball will be $725 million.

"Sales are definitely higher, and we've seen this in the past when jackpots start ticking up sales definitely tick up as well and that's exciting for everybody", said Cindy Polzin with the Wisconsin Lottery. $400 million or something.

"I bought 20-something dollars worth of merchandise", he said as he held a brown bag of items he picked up while across the state line. "You don't have to spend a lot of money". "Probably not a victor but between now and then I'm spending millions and millions of dollars", said Gino Smith, bought lottery ticket.

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Ohio Lottery officials report brisk sales at the state's Mega Millions and Powerball retailers.

I never won one of those $15 million Mega Millions jackpots, but I always figured I had a chance. "Obviously the tax would take quite a bit of it, but the rest of it, I would give away to charity", echoed Travers.

There's a misnomer that people in Arkansas don't win the big bucks, but she says that's not true.

The Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots combined reached $1 billion Friday, but if you're in Nevada, you'll have to go out of state to buy a ticket.

But the odds of winning?

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