Retailer Rules

These rules relate and are to be used in conjunction with the application and the contract. The rules will apply to all potential retailers and those that receive a contract from the Wyoming Lottery Corporation. The rules and retailer contract are valid documents and will be enforced by the Lottery.

Definitions

  1. “Age-controlled area” means an area where a natural person who is under 21 years of age is prohibited from entering or remaining as posted by the Wyoming Liquor Commission.
  2. “Agent” is defined as a corporate officer, fraternal director, franchisee or other defined person making retailer business decisions.
  3. “Applicant” means a business owner applying for a contract with the Lottery for the purpose of selling Lottery tickets to the public.
  4. “Application” means the forms, documents, or other information that the Lottery requires an applicant to submit to the Lottery in order to apply for, or, maintain a retailer contract.
  5. “Background Investigation” and “Background Check” means the process of looking up and compiling criminal records, commercial records and financial records of an individual or an organization.
  6. “CEO” means the Chief Executive Officer of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation.
  7. “Chain Account” means that:
    • A corporation may control and manage all of the locations within the state of Wyoming and there are more than five locations that operate the same, or,
    • More than five locations are within the state of Wyoming and the corporation allows for franchisee’s to operate each location.
  8. “Complete application” means an application that is completely filled out, and when required, is signed by the applicant, and includes all the documentation and information requested by the Lottery.
  9. “Dishonesty” means a crime involving fraud or deceit. It includes, but is not limited to, embezzlement, misappropriation or misapplication of funds, fraud, forgery, false swearing, perjury, theft by deception, theft of services, or obtaining money under false pretenses.
  10. “Drawing” means the formal process of selecting winning numbers which determine the number of winners for each prize level of a game.
  11. “Franchisee” is defined as a retailer that is granted a franchise, as to market a company’s goods (Chain Store) or services in a certain local area.
  12. “Immediate family” and “family member” means a natural person’s spouse, child, brother, sister, or parent by blood or adoption.
  13. “Key Person” shall include any owner, executive, or agent whose position affects or could affect the fairness, security, honesty, or integrity of the operations of the Wyoming Lottery.
  14. “Lottery” means the Wyoming Lottery Corporation.
  15. “Lottery contract” means any contract entered into by the Lottery for the purchase, lease, or sale of goods or services.
  16. “Lottery game” means any variation of an authorized Lottery draw game (i.e., Powerball®, Mega Millions®):
  17. “Lottery game retailer” or “retailer” means a person or entity authorized by the Lottery to sell lottery tickets.
  18. “Lottery Headquarters” is designated as the Wyoming Lottery Corporation, 1620 Central Avenue Ste. 100, Cheyenne, WY 82001.
  19. “Lottery sales location” means the location of where Lottery products are sold.
  20. “Lottery Terminal” means a device that generates Lottery tickets for the purpose of sale.
  21. “Mega Millions” shall mean games as described in the Wyoming Lottery Rule.
  22. “Minimum Sales” –the Lottery will define minimum sales thresholds based upon geography, population, sales averages, and foot traffic by location.
  23. “Multi-State Retail Chain” means a retailer, including an applicant, who:
    • Operates five or more retailer locations within the State of Wyoming and have one or more retail locations outside of the state, all of which engage in similar business activities;
    • Has common ownership and control over each location
  24. “MUSL” shall mean the Multi-State Lottery Association.
  25. “MUSL product group” shall mean a group of lotteries which has joined together to offer an on-line product pursuant to the terms of the Multi-State Lottery Agreement and the product group’s rules.
  26. “Performance Bond” shall mean a bond to guarantee the faithful performance of the Lottery Retailer.
  27. “Personal disclosure” means those documents and information that are part of the application which relate to a natural person’s personal, criminal, and financial background, and associations with other people.
  28. “Powerball” shall mean the games as described in the Wyoming Lottery Rule.
  29. “Prize” means any monetary or award that may be distributed to a Lottery player for submitting a valid claim on a winning Lottery ticket or share.
  30. “Premises” means the building and grounds occupied by a business (including those areas not normally open to the public) where traditional Lottery game tickets and shares are sold.
  31. “Promotion” shall mean contests, events, or other mechanisms by which Lottery may offer or retailers are authorized by Lottery to offer. Players may benefit from specific promotions by receiving a benefit of additional value beyond a lottery game or prize.
  32. “Remedy” shall mean any solution deemed by the lottery to ensure retailer satisfies financial or contractual criteria.
  33. “Retailer contract” means a written contract entered into by the Lottery and a retailer for the authorized purpose of selling Lottery tickets or shares to the public.
  34. “Game Ticket” or “Ticket” means a ticket produced by a terminal which contains the game caption, one or more lettered game plays followed by the drawing date, the price of the ticket, a six digit retailer number and a serial number that is compatible with the Lottery’s central computer system.
  35. “Traditional Lottery games” means the following lottery games offered by the Wyoming Lottery Corporation:
    • Mega Millions;
    • Powerball;
    • Any other Lottery game designated by the Wyoming Lottery Corporation and approved by the Wyoming Lottery Board of Directors.
  36. “Unclaimed prize” means any prize offered in a Lottery game which has not been submitted to the Lottery for validation and prize payment within the specified prize claim period and for which the Lottery has data or evidence that the ticket or share was sold or distributed to the public.
  37. “Website” means the Lottery’s Internet address at www.wyolotto.com, or any other website that may be specified by the Lottery for a particular promotion or promotional program.
  38. “Winner claim form” means a form provided by the Lottery or a Lottery retailer to a player for the purpose of claiming a prize.

General Application Requirements

  1. General Information: The retailer rules and procedures, including game and promotional rules and procedures, may be promulgated, adopted, amended, and repealed by the Lottery Board of Directors after it has been determined by the Lottery Director that such rule or procedure promulgation, adoption, amendment or repeal is in the best interest of the Lottery.
  2. General: Any business person or a responsible person within a corporation may complete an application.
  3. Compliance Required: An applicant must file a complete application. The applicant must provide a complete personal and business disclosure, including documents and other information requested by the Lottery relating to the applicant’s personal, financial and criminal background. The application shall also include, but shall not be limited to:
    • Authorization (consent) by the applicant to investigate the applicant.
    • Disclosure of the source of funds, financing and business income used for the purchase and operation of the applicant’s business.
    • Premises ownership. If the premises are not wholly owned by the applicant, the applicant shall furnish to the Lottery:
      • A statement of the name and address of the owner or owners of such premises.
      • Any document requested by the Lottery showing the applicant is entitled to possession of the premises
      • Any information requested by the lottery pertaining to interest held by others
      • Any other information required by the Lottery

Retailer Information

  1. Retail location must be within the State of Wyoming: The Lottery shall contract with authorized persons to act as Lottery Retailers. Any retail business located in Wyoming may apply for a Certificate of Authority to sell lottery tickets. Retailer locations must be located outside the boundaries of Indian reservations and federal park lands.Any person interested in obtaining a contract as a Lottery Retailer must first file an application with the Lottery on the forms supplied by the Lottery. The application form is designed to solicit sufficient relevant information from an applicant to permit the Lottery to begin all relevant checks and requirements.
  2. Disclosure of all information: All information provided on the Retailer application is confidential, except for the applicant’s name and location of the business. The information provided on the application will be verified through the Wyoming Secretary of State and other sources.
  3. Eligibility for a Contract: Retailers will be required to submit to an investigation of criminal history, background, and financial responsibility. Retailers will submit to a fingerprint check that will be processed by the Department of Criminal Investigations. Prior to becoming a Lottery Retailer, the Lottery shall consider all the following factors including, but not limited to:
    • The Financial responsibility of the retailer;
    • The Retailer’s business or activity;
    • Accessibility of the retailer’s place of business to the public, and compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act;
    • The security and efficiency of the operation;
    • Efficiency of existing retailers in serving the public convenience based upon, but not limited to:
      • Geographical representation
      • Customer Count
      • Business hours/days open
      • Potential for lottery sales (projections)
    • Lottery will verify business paid and unpaid taxes, interest, or penalties to the local, state, or federal government and business’s ability to financially support the activities required to sell lottery tickets.
  4. Retailers will not be allowed to only sell lottery products. The sale of lottery products will be an adjunct to an existing business.
  5. Lottery reserves the right to review, audit and process background investigations on any existing lottery retailer for the purpose of preserving the integrity of the Lottery.
    • Background Investigations will be executed against franchisee’s as well as all corporations, LLC’s, and Not for Profit companies.
  6. To be eligible for a Lottery contract a retailer must:
    • Have a satisfactory credit check
    • Be current in payment of all taxes, interest, and penalties owed to the local, state, and federal government and be current under a payment plan (excluding a formal dispute or appeal pursuant to law)
    • Be at least 18 years of age;
    • Be a corporation or other form of business that is authorized to do business in Wyoming;
    • Pass a Criminal Background investigation
    • Able to post a bond from an acceptable insurance company (if determined by the Lottery is applicable to contracting)
    • Furnish a $100 non-refundable fee
  7. Fingerprint checks: Lottery retailers may be required to submit fingerprint cards to the Lottery at its discretion. The lottery will notify the retailer after they have been successfully selected to sell lottery products that they will need to be fingerprinted from their local law enforcement and use a “Blue” fingerprint card. The retailer will have five business days from the notification to obtain and have the fingerprint card completed by a local law enforcement official. Retailers may be required to pay a fee and lottery will not provide reimbursement.Once the card is completed, the Retailer will mail this card to:Wyoming Lottery CorporationAttn: Retail Compliance1620 Central Avenue Suite 100Cheyenne, WY 82001
  8. Lottery will verify eligibility to operate as a lottery retailer. Those that are ineligible include, but are not limited to, lottery’s gaming system vendor, Lottery Board Members, Lottery employees and others that may present a conflict of interest.
  9. Denial of an Applicant. If an application is denied by the CEO, the applicant shall wait one year from the date of the denial to reapply. There is not an appeal process and all CEO decisions are final.
    • At the sole discretion of the CEO, the CEO may waive the one-year requirement.

Disqualified Retailers

  1. Disqualification of a Retailer: The Lottery, in its sole discretion, may disqualify and/or reject a retailer’s application. Reasons may include, but are not limited to:
    • Any Felony conviction
    • Any Gambling conviction
    • Any Forgery or Fraud conviction
    • Owing back taxes
    • Insufficient operating funds

Contracting with the Lottery

  1. Certificate of Authority – Upon the successful execution of a contract with the Lottery, Lottery will issue to the Retailer a Certificate of Authority.
    • The certificate will have an expiration of June 1, 2019.
    • All contracts will need to be renewed prior to expiration and will require a signature from the responsible owner(s).
    • The certificate must be posted within the premises listed on the certificate and in a location visible to the public.
  2. Compensation – Lottery Retailers are entitled to compensation for their activities as Lottery Retailers which include selling lottery tickets, redeeming lottery prizes, and other activities required by the Wyoming Lottery Corporation.
    • This compensation shall be calculated as six percent (6%) of net sales.
    • Net sales are calculated as follows:
      Net-Sales-Calculation
    • Lottery will furnish retailers an additional 1% for all tickets validated on the lottery terminal and within their establishment.
  3. Lottery Retailers shall not accept any compensation for the sale of lottery tickets other than that set forth in these rules and in contract.
  4. Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT): Upon contract signing, the applicant will be required to furnish the Lottery with Retailer banking information.
    • Retailer will secure a dedicated Lottery account and provide the Lottery with bank account information.
    • The Retailer will be required to furnish Lottery payment every Wednesday via an ACH transfer from Retailer’s dedicated Lottery account to Lottery.
      • If Lottery owes Retailer, Lottery will credit Retailer’s account (on that Wednesday)
  5. The Lottery CEO reserves the right to designate the authority to an officer for the purpose of accepting or denying a retailers application, require a performance bond, or determine any other remedy on the Lottery’s behalf.

Contract Suspension, Revocation & Termination

  1. Suspension, Revocation and/or Termination: In the CEO’s sole discretion, the CEO may immediately suspend, revoke, and/or terminate an applicant’s contract if it is determined that continuing to contract with the retailer is not in the best interest of the Lottery. Reasons could include, but are not limited to:
    • The applicant provided false or misleading material information, or the applicant made a material omission in the application for a retailer contract;
    • The applicant or a key person is arrested or convicted of a felony during the term of the contract;
    • An EFT payment is rejected for non-sufficient funds (NSF), or the applicant fails to provide timely information to the Lottery regarding any change of the applicant’s EFT bank account;
    • Any other reason contained in the contract or administrative rules that provides a basis for termination of a retailer contract; and,
    • When the CEO or designee concludes that continuing to contract with the applicant may pose a threat to the fairness, honesty, integrity, or security of the Lottery and its games.
  2. The Lottery will furnish the retailer with a reason or reasons why the contract is suspended, revoked, and/or terminated.
  3. Probationary Period: At the sole discretion of the CEO, or designee, the determination of retailer action could result in a Probationary Period in lieu of a Contract termination. If another violation of the rules occurs while under probation, the CEO may determine to terminate the contract.
    • The length of the Probationary Period will be determined by the CEO or designee.
    • The Probationary period may include a notification to retailer that a Performance Bond is required in order to continue as a Lottery Retailer.
    • Reasons for a Probationary Period may include, but are not limited to:
      • Multiple offense of non-sufficient funds, or the applicant fails to provide a change of information regarding any change in the EFT account.
      • Providing false or misleading information on the Retailer Application
      • Any Retailer business partner or corporate partner within the business has been convicted or arrested for any felony during the term of the retail contract.
      • Any violation of the Retailer Contract or Retailer rules that may compromise the integrity, honesty, fairness, or security of the Lottery and its games.

Retailer Training

  1. Training Requirements: At the discretion of the Lottery, Retailers may be required to attend training prior to the effective date of the retailer contract.
    1. On-going training may be furnished by Lottery Sales Representatives and Customer service Technicians.
    2. If training is required and the Retailer does not attend the training, the Lottery may suspend, revoke or terminate the Retailer’s contract.

Indemnification

  1. Indemnification: In submitting an application, the applicant expressly waives any claim against the Lottery, its Board of Directors, CEO, officers, employees, and agents, and the Lottery, its CEO, agents, officers, employees, and representatives for any damages resulting from selling Lottery products.

Retailer Duties

  1. General: This rule contains duties to be performed by a Lottery retailer beyond those duties described in the Lottery retailer contract. The duties listed herein are not meant to be exclusive. Other duties and requirements for retailers may be contained elsewhere in Wyoming State Statutes, rules and regulations.
  2. Equipment Management: The Retailer shall ensure that the lottery terminal is in good working condition at all times. The Retailer will:
    • Stock Equipment: Keep all Lottery equipment on the retailer’s premises stocked with a variety of play slips, computer-generated tickets, and any other Wyoming Lottery product required to be sold. Unless exempted by the Lottery, if a Lottery retailer fails to stock or replenish these items as they are made available for sale by the Lottery, or as they are depleted because of purchase or use, the Lottery may remove the equipment or create sanctions for the retailer.
    • Perform Minor Maintenance: Replace ribbons, ticket stock, and clear paper jams as may be required for any of the equipment provided by the Lottery for the sale of Lottery tickets or shares.
    • Maintain Paper Stock: Install and use only approved Lottery-provided paper stock which has been specifically assigned to the selling retailer when selling Lottery tickets and shares.
      • The Lottery or its agents, may inspect, furnish, repair, place, replace, add or remove equipment at a Retailer’s premises at any time during regular business
      • Test Equipment: Through a mutual agreement, the Lottery may deploy equipment for the purposes of market testing.
      • Equipment Loss or Damage: The retailer is responsible for the actual cost of replacing, repairing, or removing, damaged, or destroyed Lottery equipment when the loss or occurrence is based on the retailers negligence or:
        • Failed to exercise reasonable care to protect the equipment from damage, destruction, or theft;
        • Retailer or the Retailer’s staff intentionally damaged, destroyed, or stole the equipment, or allowed others to damage, destroy, or steal Lottery equipment; or
        • Previously had a loss claim within the preceding twelve months.
    • Ordinary Wear and Tear Accepted: A retailer is not responsible for costs of replacing, repairing, or removing Lottery equipment resulting from ordinary wear and tear due to normal use of the equipment.
    • Contract Termination: In addition to requiring payment for the loss, damage, or destruction of Lottery equipment, the CEO may terminate the retailer contract of any Lottery retailer who failed to exercise reasonable care to protect the Lottery’s equipment.
  3. Obtain Permits: Retailer may be required to assist Lottery in obtaining permits for any required installations.
  4. Pay Amounts Due: Pay the amount due to the Lottery for the sale of Lottery tickets or shares by the use of an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). In most instances, this EFT shall occur Wednesday of each week.
  5. Game Validation: Validate game tickets through the Lottery terminal during all business hours of the retail location.
    • Pay all prizes up to $599.99
    • Pay prizes by cash, check or money order.
    • Pay prizes during business hours
  6. Underage Play: Retailers must monitor and require employees to follow State Law to prevent underage play. No one under the age of 18 may purchase Lottery Tickets or shares.
  7. Prizes of $600 or more: Provide players with a Claim Form or Lottery Headquarter information for payment. Payment to the player will be made at the Wyoming Lottery Headquarters, 1620 Central Avenue Suite 100, Cheyenne, WY, 82001.
  8. Wheelchair Accessibility:
    • General: It is required that all new and existing Lottery products must be provided and maintain access to Wyoming Lottery games, Wyoming Lottery products, and related services to persons who use wheelchairs.
    • General Requirements: All Lottery retailers must comply with all Federal, State, Local ADA statutes unless an exception is due to Historical Landmark or other acceptable statutory exemptions.
    • Inspections and Audits: Lottery may inspect and audit any Lottery retailer’s premises for compliance with Lottery rules at any time. The Lottery will conduct the audit and inspection during the retailer’s regular business hours or at such other time as agreed upon by the retailer and the Lottery. The burden of proof to establish that a retailer’s premises are in compliance with this rule is on the Lottery retailer.
  9. Retailer Location:
    • General: Any time a Lottery retailer moves its existing business to a new location, the retailer must receive approval, in advance, from the Lottery.
      • For a change in location to be approved, the retailer must submit and receive lottery’s authorization requesting a change in address. Retailer must comply with Section 4 of the Retail Contract under Reporting Requirements.
      • If the Lottery retailer is changing the nature of the business, adding or deleting an owner, the Retailer must notify the Lottery immediately. In its sole discretion, Lottery may require the retailer to submit additional information regarding any changes to retailer’s business model.
      • Adding a Location: An existing traditional retailer may apply for and may receive approval for a contract for an additional location prior to that site being open to the public.
  10. Contract Non-Transferable: A Lottery retailer contract does not have value, and cannot be sold, transferred, or assigned.
  11. Request for Reconsideration for Contract Denials, and Contract Terminations and other Lottery Decisions
    • General: When the Lottery issues a contract denial, a contract termination order, or renders a Lottery decision, the Retailer may request reconsideration.
      • Form of Request: Each denial or contract termination order issued by the Lottery will inform the applicant or the retailer of the right to request reconsideration of the denial or contract termination order. Each request for reconsideration must meet the following requirements:
        • Must submit a written request for re-consideration.
        • The request must include sufficient information and justification allowing the lottery to render a final decision.
    • Lottery’s Response: The Lottery will take one of the following actions on a request for reconsideration:
    • CEO’s Determinations: The CEO’s determinations are final.
      • Approval of the Request: If the Director determines the change in circumstances or information submitted in the request for reconsideration adequately addresses, corrects, or resolves the issues which were the basis for the denial or termination order, the request for reconsideration will be granted, and the denial or termination order will be rescinded.
      • Denial of the Request: If the Director determines that the change in circumstances or information submitted in the request does not adequately address, correct, or resolve the issues, the Director will deny the request for reconsideration.
  12. Disclosure of Winners
    • General: Upon player consent, the Lottery may use the name, address, and likeness of a winner in any Lottery promotional campaign, advertisement, or press release.
      • Person’s Likeness: If the Lottery, its agents, officers, employees, and representatives deem it suitable for advertising, promotional or publicity use, or press use, a winner further grants the Lottery the right to use and reproduce the winner’s likeness in print either alone or in any combination with other persons. Examples of permitted uses include but are not limited to: Radio, television, newspapers, posters, billboards, commercials, magazines, print advertisements, and the Lottery web site.
      • Release: Each winner releases the Wyoming Lottery Corporation, its agents, officers, employees, and representatives, the Wyoming Lottery Corporation, its Director, agents, officers, employees, and representatives from any liability arising out of any blurring, distortion, alteration, or use in composite form whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur, or be produced in the printing and production process towards the completion of any finished product. A winner waives any right to inspect or approve the finished products, whether it is for a promotional campaign, advertising, or publicity.
      • Limitation: The Lottery reserves the right to promote winners in store and through any other medium by specifying the location that sold the winning ticket.

Advertising Lottery Games and Inducements to Play

  1. Prohibitions: A retailer must not conduct false or misleading advertising, in any form, regarding the Lottery or Lottery games including, but not limited to, claiming the odds of winning a Lottery game are different at the retailer’s business than at any other retailer’s business.
  2. Requests for Use: Only the CEO or the CEO’s designee may approve all requests from a retailer for the use of trade or service marks registered by the Lottery. Trade or service marks registered by the Lottery include, but are not limited to, the Lottery’s name, logo, and promotional names. All trademarks for games and Logo’s must be pre-approved by the Lottery.
  3. Requirements: All requests from a retailer must be in writing and must include a sample of the proposed use of the trade or service mark. The request must also explain how and where the trade or service mark will be used.
  4. Permission: Permission for use of a trade or service mark may be granted in the exercise of the sole and exclusive discretion of the Lottery, taking into account the particularly sensitive nature of the Lottery and insuring the integrity of its operations and image. Approval for use of a trade or service mark shall not be given for display of the mark in an inappropriate manner or format.
  5. Rights: Nothing in this rule shall be construed to grant, or create any expectation or right to display, publish or use, in any manner, in whole or in part, any trade or service mark registered by the Lottery. Any display, publication or use by a retailer of any trade or service mark registered by the Lottery without the express, written prior consent and agreement of the Lottery is unauthorized and unlawful, and the Lottery expressly reserves the right to take any action to enforce its rights in such trade and service marks.

Retail Price Discounts and Retailer Promotions

  1. General: The Lottery may offer discounts from the retail sale price of Lottery tickets or shares to the public by any method approved by MUSL, Lottery CEO or designee. Lottery will communicate or distribute information regarding discounts by using methods designed to reach the public. These methods may include, but are not limited to, integrated marketing campaigns, media and the use of direct mail.
  2. Retailer Promotions: The CEO or designee, may provide written authorization for a Lottery retailer to engage in a promotion in which the retailer gives one or more Lottery tickets or shares to the retailer’s customers in exchange for the purchase of goods or services.
    • A Lottery retailer seeking authorization to conduct such a promotion shall identify, to the degree required by the CEO, the goods or services to be purchased by a customer in exchange for a Lottery ticket or share and the number and type of tickets or shares to be given to the customer in exchange.
    • A Lottery retailer is not permitted to increase the price of goods or services offered for sale as a part of the promotion to recoup costs associated with the promotion.
    • It is the policy of the Lottery to authorize a promotion described in this section only when the proposed promotion maintains the integrity, security, honesty, and fairness of the Lottery.
    • Lottery tickets or shares given during an authorized promotion are considered and counted as a sale for the retail price established by the Lottery in the rules for each Lottery game. The retailer will still be responsible for the sale price of the lottery ticket within the proposed promotion.
    • No promotion is authorized unless it complies with this rule or is approved by the CEO or designee.
  3. Promotional Rules: Lottery will publish rules and redemption procedures for every statewide promotion, rewards, giveaways, or any other items of value offered through a promotion.
    • Applicable Laws: A promotion is subject to all applicable laws and administrative rules and to any additional terms and conditions relating to the promotion that are posted by the Lottery on its website or noted in game rules. The Lottery may change the terms and conditions of a promotion at any time and for any reason, with or without prior notice.
  4. Participation: A person may participate in a promotion only if eligible, as solely determined by the Lottery. No person may claim any right to participate in any promotion or promotional program or to receive from the Lottery any promotional reward, giveaway, or any other item of value offered by the Lottery through a promotion.
  5. Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible to receive any promotional reward, giveaway, or any other item of value offered in a Lottery promotion, a person must be 18 years of age or older and must accept and abide by all terms and conditions applicable to the promotion.
    • Must not be:
      • An employee or representative of the Lottery, or the spouse, child, brother, sister, or parent living in the same household;
      • A Lottery vendor employee or the brother, sister, child, or parent living in the same household, who is prohibited by contract with the Lottery from participating in the promotion or is prohibited from playing Lottery games.
  6. Disqualification: If at any time the Lottery determines that a person who participates in a promotion does not meet the eligibility requirements that person may be disqualified. If a person who is disqualified has received a promotional reward, giveaway, or any other item of value in the promotion, the Lottery, in its sole discretion, may require the person to return the promotional reward, giveaway, or other item or incentive to the Lottery.

Limitation of Liability

  1. General: The Wyoming Lottery Corporation, its agents, officers, and employees are not liable for any:
    • Late, lost, misrouted, garbled, distorted, or damaged entries, claims, other communications, or transmissions;
    • Telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer, or communications-related malfunctions or failures;
    • Promotion disruptions, any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with a promotion;
    • Entries, claims, or other communications not received by the Lottery, or if applicable, by a Lottery contractor, vendor, or authorized agent, or that are lost in the mail or delivered elsewhere, or are electronically misrouted or misdirected; or
    • Other injuries, losses, or damages arising from, related to, or caused by a promotion, or any claims arising from or related to the acceptance, possession, or use of any promotional reward, giveaway, or any other item of value offered by the Lottery.
  2. Voluntary Participation: Participation in a promotion is voluntary. Acceptance of any promotional reward, giveaway, or other item of value offered in a promotion is voluntary. Promotions that require persons to compete with other persons, play games, or complete tasks, or any similar activities carry a risk of personal injury or death. Participation is at the person’s own risk. The Wyoming Lottery Corporation, its agents, officers, and employees and its agents, officers, and employees, are not liable for any personal injury, loss, or consequential damage arising from, related to, or caused by a person’s participation in any promotion. Possession, use, or participation in any activity resulting from the acceptance of a promotional reward, giveaway, or other item of value awarded to a person by the Lottery carry a risk of personal injury or death. Such acceptance is at the person’s own risk. The Wyoming Lottery Corporation its agents, officers, and employees are not liable for any personal injury, loss, or consequential damage arising from, related to, or caused by a person’s acceptance of any promotional reward, giveaway, or other item of value awarded to the person by the Lottery.
  3. Disputes: In the event a person disagrees with the Lottery’s determination that the person is not eligible to participate in a promotion, or has not complied with the terms and conditions of a promotion, and therefore should not receive a promotional reward, giveaway, or any other item of value offered by the Lottery, the Lottery’s determination is final. At the sole discretion of the Lottery, and if the person is eligible, the Lottery may provide the person with the opportunity to enter another promotion, or may provide the person a ticket or share from any current Lottery game. This is the person’s sole and exclusive remedy.