Cowboy Draw makes history with $1 million jackpot as Powerball reaches half-a-billion dollars

January 7, 2016

Jackpots are on the rise and WyoLottoTM history was made as Cowboy DrawTM notched a million dollar jackpot for the first time since the game’s launch in March 2015. Wyoming’s own game gives WyoLotto players better chances to win as tickets are sold exclusively in the Cowboy State. Players are certain to get in on the fun and excitement of WyoLotto with Cowboy Draw tickets as the game’s next draw is scheduled to take place on Thursday.

Cowboy Draw isn’t the only WyoLotto game to reach new levels of excitement with a jackpot on its way up. Powerball ascended to heights not seen since February 2015 as it registered a $500 million dollar jackpot leading up to Wednesday’s 8:59 p.m. MST drawing.

Since Cowboy Draw’s launch, six lucky players have hit the jackpot and more than 687 players have won $1,000 each. Total winnings for just the Cowboy Draw game have reached $5,135,753.

Cowboy Draw is a draw game similar to Powerball® and Mega Millions®. Players choose two sets of five numbers ranging from 1 to 45. A player who correctly matches all five numbers is the jackpot winner. Players who correctly match four, three, and two numbers also win cash prizes of $1,000, $20, and $5, respectively. Each $5 ticket provides two chances to win. The weekly drawings for Cowboy Draw will be held every Monday and Thursday at 2 p.m. MST. The jackpot starts at $250,000 and keeps growing until someone wins.

With the addition of Cowboy Draw, WyoLotto players have more chances to win a jackpot, including a Mega Millions jackpot that is now at an estimated $165 million. So far, 865,811 WyoLotto players have won a total of $9,727,429 since the launch of the lottery in August 2014.

To receive updates and notifications about the Wyoming Cowboy Draw game, visit info.wyolotto.com/signup.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ashley Pexton • Wyoming Lottery Corporation
Phone: 307-459-0580 ashley@warehousetwentyone.com