LITTLEFIELD, Ariz. -- A few weeks ago it was devastating floods that hit tiny Littlefield, but this week it's hundreds of people pouring into the northwest Arizona town to buy tickets in hopes of winning the $355 million jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery game.
"We got a pretty good, steady flow of traffic as far as buying the tickets goes," said Bill Evans, owner of Beaver Dam Service Station.
Littlefield and the nearby community of Beaver Dam near the Nevada state line were rocked with floodwaters two weeks ago. Six homes were destroyed, and another dozen suffered substantial damage in the Beaver Dam Resort area.
Ticket sales are brisk in northwestern Arizona in part because of visitors from Utah and Nevada that don't have Mega Millions.