Lottery to Hold Giveaway to Determine First Wyoming Ticket Buyer

August 6, 2014

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The Wyoming Lottery Corporation today announced that it will hold a giveaway to determine who gets to purchase the first lottery ticket sold in Wyoming. The winner will choose the WyoLotto™ retailer location from which he or she will purchase the ticket.

The WyoLotto Launch Day Giveaway will randomly select one entry from each of its eight areas. One Grand Prize winner will receive a 2014 Jeep® Wrangler purchased from Fremont Motors in Rock Springs and a launch day celebration at the WyoLotto retailer of their choice, where they will buy the first ticket sold in Wyoming. Eight area winners will receive $1,000, a year’s worth of Mega Millions® tickets and an invitation to the Lottery’s pre-launch business event to be held at the Wolcott Galleria in Casper on August 23, the eve of the Lottery’s launch.

“Generating awareness of the lottery and our statewide network of retailers and creating excitement about the Lottery’s August 24 launch among both players and our retailers is critical to our success,” said Jon Clontz, CEO for the Wyoming Lottery.

“Not only that, but we’ve had many people say they want to be the first person to buy a lottery ticket in Wyoming. We decided a giveaway was a great way to promote the Lottery and give everyone a chance to be the one who goes down in Wyoming history as the first ticket purchaser.” Clontz added that the giveaway is open to Wyoming residents 18 and over and that entries can be submitted on the Lottery’s website, wyolotto.com.

The entries for the giveaway may be submitted from August 6 through August 16. Winners will be announced at a live event at Lottery headquarters in Cheyenne atnoon on August 18.

The official launch of Powerball® and Mega Millions® sales by the Wyoming Lottery is August 24. For more information, visit www.wyolotto.com.

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