Since then the jackpot has increased to an estimated $550 million dollars, making it the nation's 8th largest lottery prize ever.
Many Northern Nevadans go to Gold Ranch Casino and RV Resort to get their lottery tickets. When the lottery gets to half a billion dollars, they add extra staff because the lines get very busy.
"We know how to handle the crowds." said Gold Ranch Casino and RV Resort General Manager Clint Johnson. "We have a whole set of procedures when it gets this high, to make it easier for the guests to go in and out."
Gold Ranch Casino and RV Resort is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 7:00 p.m. Sunday.