Customers line up to purchase tickets for the $1.5 billion Powerball drawing at Hill’s Chevron on Peace Portal Drive. Chevron employees said the store has been selling tickets nonstop as thousands of Canadians cross the border for their chance to win the all-time highest prize. The Shell station on H Street has reported $60,000 in Powerball ticket sales this week alone. According to the Canadian Border Services Agency, there is no prohibition against bringing lottery tickets from the U.S. back into Canada, but the U.S. has some immorality laws in place that may make it difficult for Canadians to bring winning tickets back into the states to claim their prize.
Photo by Steve Guntli