On Monday, a lucky Cowboy DrawTM winner discovered they were WyoLotto’sTM newest millionaire when the Oct. 17 drawing revealed that they had matched all five numbers on their ticket. WyoLotto officials announced the $1,544,236 jackpot was claimed by a Wyoming resident who purchased the ticket at the Hilltop Conoco in Rawlins, Wyo.
The jackpot amount has been rising since the last jackpot win on June 30, 2016, and has steadily grown to become the second largest jackpot in the game’s history. Since Cowboy Draw launched in March 2015, Wyoming’s own game has celebrated eleven jackpot wins with four of those exceeding a million dollars.
The winner, who has chosen to remain anonymous, expressed that they felt they were going to win the day they purchased the ticket. A regular player, the winner serendipitously elected to purchase quick pick tickets instead of choosing their favorite numbers as usual. And it paid off.
WyoLotto CEO Jon Clontz said that he is so excited for a Cowboy Draw winner. “Any day you have the opportunity to tell a WyoLotto player that they’ve won more than a million dollars is an exciting day. It’s also a chance to celebrate Hilltop Conoco for selling the ticket, and a perfect time to recognize all of the amazing retailers who bring the fun and excitement of WyoLotto to the public each and every day.”
Cowboy Draw winners have been notching wins across the state, bringing home $14,880,713 in total winnings. Cowboy Draw has totaled 1,484 winners since the game launched.
Rawlins residents are invited to join WyoLotto on October 21 from 10:30 a.m. – noon at the Hilltop Conoco for a party to celebrate the big win, including Cowboy Draw prizes and UW football ticket giveaways!