Wyoming Lottery holds workshops for retailers

April 16, 2014

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Cheyenne, Wyoming

RetailerApplications

 

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Workshop Details and Schedule

CHEYENNE – Wyoming retailers interested in selling Powerball® and Mega Millions® tickets should attend one of the nine workshops being held over the next two weeks.

The Wyoming Lottery Corp. will hold workshops in Evanston on April 22, Jackson on April 23, Riverton on April 24, two in Cheyenne on April 25, Gillette on April 28, Sheridan on April 29, two in Casper on April 30, and Rock Springs and Cody on May 6.

By attending the workshops, retailers will learn about the lottery, as well as gain a better understanding of the retailer application and selection process. The workshops will also include a facilitated discussion to seek retailers’ feedback on the application and contract.

“Obtaining input from the retailers is a priority for the lottery,” said Jon Clontz, Wyoming Lottery’s Chief Executive Officer. “We need to make sure that the process is equitable for the majority of retailers, because the lottery will not be successful unless retailers are successful.”

Clontz explained that the lottery will take retailers’ feedback into consideration when solidifying the application and contract. Once finalized, the application and contract will be presented to the lottery’s board of directors during a public meeting. The board’s approval will open the application process and launch efforts to recruit retailers. (more…)

Wyoming Lottery Corp. selects marketing and advertising vendor

April 14, 2014

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Jon Clontz, Chief Executive Officer
Wyoming Lottery Corporation
Phone: 307-432-9300

Wyoming Lottery Corp. selects marketing and advertising vendor

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Lottery has moved another step closer to becoming fully operational with the announcement today that the Wyoming Lottery Corp. has selected Warehouse Twenty One to provide strategic marketing and advertising support for WyoLotto™.

A Cheyenne-based integrated marketing and design agency, Warehouse Twenty One will provide advertising, marketing, public relations, event and sponsorship planning and media buying services for the Wyoming Lottery.

Wyoming Lottery CEO, Jon Clontz, said Warehouse Twenty One’s proposal scored the highest among the three proposals that were submitted. “Warehouse Twenty One is going to be a good fit for the Lottery,” Clontz said. “We were impressed with their strategic approach, their buttoned-down process and their creativity. The fact that they’re already working with us on our digital marketing strategy will result in a seamless integration of services.” (more…)

Wyoming Lottery Corp. Hosts a Series of Retailer Workshops Throughout Wyoming

April 11, 2014

RetailerApplications

Starting April 18, the Wyoming Lottery Corp. will hold a series of workshops as part of its retailer recruitment efforts to gain feedback on the draft application and contract.

Any interested Wyoming retailer wanting to sell WyoLotto™ tickets should attend one of these workshops, which continue through April 30 in key cities in Wyoming. The lottery will announce specific dates, times and locations early next week and post the information on wyolotto.com. Additionally, anyone interested can sign up to be notified about the dates on the website.

“Retailers are the backbone of the lottery,” said Jon Clontz, Wyoming Lottery’s Chief Executive Officer. “We need to make sure that the process not only is equitable, working for the majority of retailers, but also allows the lottery to be effective, efficient and operate within the provisions of state statute.” (more…)

Wyoming Lottery Corp. selects gaming vendor

March 21, 2014

CHEYENNE – Reaching another milestone, the Wyoming Lottery Corp. has selected Intralot, Inc. as its gaming vendor to provide the gaming system for WyoLotto™.

The selection of the vendor is an important step in preparing to sell Powerball® and Mega Millions® tickets in Wyoming. Every lottery operated in the U.S. is dependent upon a gaming vendor. Their unique and proprietary systems are what bring lottery games to life in each jurisdiction.

“Intralot ,Inc. will provide the equipment, software and talent required to operate the sophisticated system that we will rely on to ensure a secure, fair and honest lottery in Wyoming,” said Jon Clontz, Wyoming Lottery’s Chief Executive Officer.

Intralot Inc. is one of three major gaming vendors that operate in the U.S. Intralot, Inc., headquartered in Duluth GA, is the North American subsidiary of Intralot S.A. which is headquartered in Greece. (more…)

The Wyoming Lottery Retailer Selection Process

February 26, 2014

Statewide Access

The Wyoming Lottery Corporation is dedicated to an open, objective and fair methodology to ensure that players have statewide access to the WyoLotto products they wish to play. To that end, the Wyoming Lottery Corporation Board of Directors and management team are currently developing a process for contracting with retailers who are interested in selling lottery products. Once the process and retailer contract are defined and approved, Lottery management will begin vetting the process and the contents of the contract with the Wyoming Lottery Corporation Board of Directors, potential retailers and other key stakeholders to ensure that the process is fair and unbiased.

Retailer Selection Criteria

Although the retailer selection process hasn’t yet been finalized, the Wyoming Lottery Corporation management team will take the following five criteria into consideration when reviewing retailer applications:

  1. Geography: There will be a specified number of retailers allowable per geographical area.
  2. Distribution SIC: Per the geographical allocation, there will be a specified number of locations by SIC (standard industry code; i.e., Multi-reg. locations, Convenience Stores, etc.) that best fit lottery industry sales.
  3. Minimum Sales Criteria / Foot Traffic: Based upon a pre-determined sales criteria by transaction count (foot traffic), the Lottery will establish a minimum sales threshold. Potential retailers of WyoLotto lottery products will be required to meet this criteria in order to be considered.
  4. First Come, First Served: As potential retail businesses submit applications, the business will be placed on a first come, first served roster. If there is a slot available (Distribution SIC) within the business’s geographical area and the business meets the minimum sales criteria, upon application approval, the retailer will be allowed to sell Lottery products.
  5. Background Investigation: Every potential retailer must pass a background check. Criteria will include: in ‘good’ state standing (no back taxes due); no gambling felonies or other criminal activities, etc.

The Wyoming Lottery Retailer Selection Process PDF

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