Wyoming Lottery Sponsors Wyoming State Fair

August 8, 2014

The Wyoming Lottery Corporation today announced its sponsorship of the Wyoming State Fair, one of Wyoming’s largest attended single events, attracting over 45,000 visitors from all over Wyoming and the region.

“We are very pleased to start a partnership with the Wyoming State Fair, which has been providing great entertainment to the state for over 100 years,” said Jon Clontz, the Wyoming Lottery’s CEO.  “The State Fair is a true cowboy tradition in Wyoming, embodying friendly competition, highlighting the state’s important agricultural roots and putting on fun nightly entertainment.”

“We welcome the Wyoming Lottery’s support in keeping our tradition alive and helping the State Fair’s efforts to provide quality entertainment,” said James Goodrich, Director of the Wyoming State Fair. “We’re excited about working with them for the demolition derby and other events here.”

During the crazy, loud demolition derby, the Wyoming Lottery will drive the 2014 Jeep® Wrangler into the arena.  The Jeep is part of the grand prize in the WyoLotto Launch Day Giveaway which also includes being able to buy the first lottery ticket in Wyoming. The entries for the giveaway may be submitted from August 6 through August 16 on wyolotto.com. (more…)

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. (more…)

Wyoming Lottery Sponsors UW Athletics

August 4, 2014

Cheyenne, Wyoming

The Wyoming Lottery Corporation today announced its sponsorship of Wyoming’s #1 sporting event organization, the University of Wyoming Athletics.

“Aligning the WyoLotto brand with such a celebrated athletic program builds excitement and creates greater awareness about the lottery,” said Jon Clontz, the Wyoming Lottery’s CEO.  “We are looking forward to partnering with the University of Wyoming and engaging its passionate fan base. Go Cowboys!”

“We are looking forward to our new partnership with the Wyoming Lottery. Their decision to partner with Wyoming Athletics shows their commitment to the university and communities all over the state,” said Brad Poe, General Manager for University of Wyoming Sports Properties. (more…)

Wyoming residents win out-of-state lotteries

July 31, 2014

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Cheyenne, Wyoming

Starting on August 24, playing Powerball® and Mega Millions® won’t require a trip over state lines, said Wyoming Lottery CEO, commenting on the recent wins by Wyoming residents in Colorado and South Dakota.

Jesus A., a Cheyenne resident, won a Mega Millions jackpot of $1,994,548 in the Colorado Lottery on July 18, and Rickey T. from Greybull, recently won $10,004 South Dakota’s Powerball lottery.

Below is the transcribed statement from Jon Clontz, the Wyoming Lottery’s CEO. Click here to download the audio.


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Wyoming Lottery begins releasing names of approved retailers

July 29, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cheyenne, Wyoming

With the Aug. 24 launch of Powerball® and Mega Millions® ticket sales less than a month away, the Wyoming Lottery has started releasing the names of the retailers it has approved so far. The Lottery’s goal is to have a maximum of 450 to 500 ticket-selling locations statewide.

To find the nearest WyoLotto™ location, residents can check the website, www.wyolotto.com/wyolotto-retailers. The online list will be updated continually as additional retailers are approved.

Over the next several weeks, residents will start seeing the bright blue and yellow WyoLotto signs appearing on approved retailers such as gas stations, grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants and bars across the state.

“The excitement is pretty high as we work to notify and train retailers to sell tickets,” said Jon Clontz, the Wyoming Lottery’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our focus right now is on working hand-in-hand with retailers, holding retailer training sessions and testing the equipment so we can be ready on August 24.”

The Lottery selected retailers based on several criteria, including annual sales, foot traffic, the size of the population over 18 years of age and geographic location. Earlier this spring, retailers reviewed the criteria and application process and gave their input during statewide workshops attended by over 400 people. (more…)

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