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

Wyoming Lottery Corporation Reveals Official Version of the WyoLotto Logo

January 30, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:
Jon Clontz, Chief Executive Officer
Wyoming Lottery Corporation
1620 Central Ave, Suite 100 • Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-432-9300


Cheyenne, Wyoming — The Wyoming Lottery Corporation today held an open house and revealed the official version of the logo it has selected for the Wyoming Lottery.

WyoLotto_Logo

The preliminary concept was presented at the January 16 board meeting in Casper. Like the preliminary version, the final official Wyoming Lottery logo features YoLo, the jackpot-a-lope. Created by the Cheyenne-based marketing firm, Warehouse Twenty One, the logo depicts the mythical creature that has the body of a jackrabbit and sports antlers on its head. “The designers presented several great ideas, but the Lottery board was unanimous in wanting to see the jackalope concept developed further,” said the Wyoming Lottery’s Chief Executive Officer, Jon Clontz at an Open House held at the Lottery’s headquarters in downtown Cheyenne.

Nickname

Nicknamed YoLo after the combination of letters that appears in WyoLotto, the Wyoming Lottery’s brand name, the logo’s character is intended to represent the fun inherent in playing the lottery. “We’re excited about bringing YoLo to life as we move forward with the Lottery’s branding process,” Clontz said. “Whether you call him a jackalope or a jackpotalope, YoLo’s a distinctly Wyoming character that will become an instantly recognizable symbol of the Lottery.” (more…)

Official Wyoming Lottery logo to be revealed during Jan. 30 open house in Cheyenne

January 28, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact:
Jon Clontz, Chief Executive Officer
Wyoming Lottery Corporation
1620 Central Ave, Suite 100 • Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-432-9300


MEDIA ADVISORY: Official Wyoming Lottery logo to be revealed
during Jan. 30 open house in Cheyenne

CHEYENNE, WYO – The Wyoming Lottery Corporation invites the public to attend the unveiling of the official lottery logo during an open house held at its Cheyenne headquarters on Thurs., Jan. 30.

During the festivities, Wyoming Lottery CEO Jon Clontz will also give a brief status update of efforts that will allow Wyoming to participate in two types of multi-state games, Powerball and Mega Millions, later this year.

The open house will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the Wyoming Lottery Corporation’s headquarters, located at 1620 Central Ave, Suite 100 in the former Deming Building in downtown Cheyenne. The official logo unveiling will occur at 12:30 p.m.

The logo, audio quotes from Wyoming Lottery CEO Jon Clontz and a press release will be released to media outlets by 2 p.m. on Jan. 30, as well as being available on the website, wyolotto.com, which will be live by Jan. 30. (more…)