Frequently Asked Questions

How to Claim Your Prize
If you’re a winner, you can claim prizes up to $599 at any WyoLotto retailer or the Wyoming Lottery office. Prizes $600 and over and jackpots must be claimed at the Wyoming Lottery headquarters located at 1620 Central Avenue, Suite 100, Cheyenne, WY.

All mail-in claims must have a completed Winner Claim Form accompanied with the winning ticket.

Download Winner Claim Form (pdf)


About the Games

How much are tickets?
Mega Millions tickets are just $2. Powerball tickets are $2. Tickets cost an extra $1 when you add the Megaplier or Power Play. Cowboy Draw tickets are $5 for two lines of numbers.  Visit www.wyolotto.com for more information.
Is it true that only Wyoming residents can win playing the new Cowboy Draw?
Cowboy Draw tickets are only sold at Wyoming retailers; however anyone over the age of 18 can play!
I was going to get tickets tonight and was told it has to be cash only – why is this?
That is correct, tickets are cash only to ensure tickets are paid, to alleviate problem gambling, and to continue to promote responsible gambling. When checking out in jurisdictions that allow debit cards, you are more than welcome to choose the cash back option and then purchase a ticket.
How are the Cowboy Draw numbers selected?
Cowboy Draw numbers are selected by a Random Number Generator (RNG).  A Random Number Generator is an independent, secured computer that only picks lottery numbers.  It generates numbers in a random manner without any human involvement.  Our RNG is independently certified by both an outside company and certified periodically by our Security Department.  Our computers and drawings are monitored by a Closed Circuit Security system.
What are the differences between playing Powerball® and Mega Millions®?
The games are played the same, but they have different draw dates. Powerball is played on Wednesdays and Saturdays and Mega Millions draws are every Tuesday and Friday. Powerball® and Mega Millions® jackpots start at $40 million and keep growing until someone wins. Tickets are $2.
Will there be scratch games?
No. The legislation that authorized the creation of a lottery in Wyoming specifically prohibits scratch games. However we are currently researching other draw games that we will introduce in the future.
Will the Wyoming Lottery have other games besides Powerball®, Mega Millions®, Lucky for Life® and Cowboy Draw®?
We are always conducting marketing research to determine other draw games that may be a good fit for Wyoming.

Winning & Claiming Prizes

If I win more than $600 do I have to come to the WyoLotto office in Cheyenne to claim it?
You can claim winnings over $600 either in person at Lottery headquarters or by submitting a winner claim form through the mail. Contact us at 307.432.9300 for more information
Does WyoLotto have a member’s club?
Not at the moment, but stay tuned to the news page at wyolotto.com for an announcement when we do introduce one.
If I win a lottery, can I remain anonymous?
We will honor requests for anonymity from winners. However, we certainly hope winners will allow us to share their names and good news with other players.
What happens if a clerk enters the wrong numbers and they don’t match the payslip?
Cowboy Draw tickets are cancellable only by returning the ticket to the retailer that sold the ticket and on the same date of purchase.  If a clerk enters the wrong numbers on a Cowboy Draw ticket you may ask that they cancel the ticket.  Powerball and Mega Millions tickets are not cancellable. Should any issues arise, please contact us. 

Retailers

Are there any WyoLotto retailers near me?
We have approximately 440 retailers statewide. Check Wyolotto Retailers for our list of authorized retailers.
As a retailer, do I need your permission to create my own WyoLotto promotional materials for use in my store?
Yes, we require WyoLotto retailers to submit a marketing request and receive our approval before creating and displaying their own marketing materials for the Wyoming Lottery.
I work at a retailer that sells lottery tickets. As an employee, can I purchase tickets?
Yes, employees of WyoLotto retailers can purchase lottery tickets as long as another employee sells the ticket to you.
When are draw-breaks and when can I sell and not sell tickets around these times?
For Powerball and Mega Millions, draw-breaks occur one hour prior to drawings. Ticket sales must cease at 8:00 PM on Mega Million’s drawing night and 7:59 PM on Powerball’s drawing night. Of note, during a Mega Millions draw night, players can still purchase Powerball tickets and vice versa.  Cowboy Draw’s draw break occurs at 1:45 PM on draw days.

About the Wyoming Lottery

Where does the Lottery money go?
Lottery net proceeds goes to the Wyoming state treasury. From there, it is distributed to cities, towns and counties.
Why doesn’t WyoLotto sponsor/attend more events around the state?
While we’d love to attend every event around the state, most occur in a short period of time making it difficult for our small staff to make it happen. If you would like to see WyoLotto at your event, please feel free to submit your request at https://wyolotto.com/lottery/sponsorship/