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Arizona-Nevada border shop sees Powerball boost

A crowd, consisting of residents from California and Nevada, lines up outside the Arizona Last Stop convenience store and souvenir shop to buy Powerball tickets, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in White Hills, Ariz. There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6, and the jackpot already has reached a record level for the game of over $500 million. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Business has been very good for Lynda Ducas, co-owner of Arizona Last Stop the past few days.

Her service station and bar, about 30 miles southeast of Boulder City on US 93, has been packed with Powerball jackpot hopefuls.

It's a pit stop for thousands of Arizonans who are heading to Sin City but it's also a close place for Nevada residents to get a shot at winning the multimillion dollar Powerball jackpot.

Ducas said that, since Thursday, people have been lining up at 6 a.m. and the line has grown to at least 500 people.

"Right now, the line goes through the gift shop and out the door and then some," she said.

Ducas said the people in line have waited up to 90 minutes for their $2 dollar chance at wealth. Everyone has been quiet, patient and friendly.

"I watch them, they're bonding in line," she said.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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