Thursday, March 29, 2012 | 12:51 p.m.
Las Vegans and others started turning out as early as 6 a.m. Thursday at the Primm Valley Lotto Store to claim their spot in line and get a chance to win the largest Mega Millions jackpot in history.
The wait to buy a $1 ticket for a shot at the record $540 million jackpot was about four hours Thursday morning.
By 11:30 a.m., the line at the red and white lottery store, which opened at 8 a.m., had stretched to more than 1,000 people.
Since lottery tickets are not sold in Nevada, the Primm Valley Lotto Store on the California-Nevada border is one of the closest places Las Vegas residents can get a piece of the Mega Millions action.
The drawing for the jackpot will take place Friday night, and tickets will stop being sold around 7:45 p.m. Friday.