WyoLotto sends player to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day

January 24, 2017

On December 4, in celebration of the launch of Lucky for Life, WyoLottoTM announced the Trip of a Lifetime giveaway which offered players the opportunity to win a trip to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day.

Today, WyoLotto announced Betty Jensen as the winner of the Trip of a Lifetime giveaway. She and her guest will travel to Ireland on an expenses-paid trip that includes roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, $3,000 in cash, and a guided tour package.

“Going to Ireland is not even something I have imagined getting to do,” said Betty Jensen, a loyal WyoLotto player and 30-year Rock Springs resident who works at the local hospital. She will be travelling to Ireland with her husband, Wade, and is still stunned that she is the grand prize winner.

Wade added, “We hardly ever win anything, so this is pretty awesome.” Wade and Betty are originally from North Dakota and love the fishing, open spaces, and clean air of Wyoming. 

WyoLotto’s newest game, Lucky for Life, gives players the chance to win $1,000 a day for life along with the opportunity to win $25,000 a year for life or other cash prize options. The Trip of a Lifetime giveaway is the perfect opportunity to recognize and thank players for the valuable role they play in WyoLotto’s success. 

The Wyoming Lottery is a Wyoming brand, born and raised in the Cowboy State. WyoLotto games include Mega Millions, Powerball, Cowboy DrawTM, and now, Lucky for Life.

WyoLotto fans win a trip to San Diego to cheer on the Pokes

January 19, 2017

A lucky couple from Bar Nunn, Wyo. will be trading their snow boots for flip-flops when they fly to San Diego thanks to WyoLotto’sTM Gold Coast Getaway.

Winners Kimberly Hawkes and her husband, Gary, will be travelling to sunny San Diego to see the Pokes take on the San Diego State Aztecs when the teams play on January 31. “I never win anything, so I certainly didn’t expect to win. I love San Diego, so I decided to give it a try,” Kimberly Hawkes said. With a trip to California in her future, it seems like her luck has finally changed.

WyoLotto’s Gold Coast Getaway was a social media giveaway that took place from December 26 – January 9 and offered the lucky winners a trip to San Diego to watch the UW Cowboys play the San Diego State Aztecs. The prize package included tickets to the game, roundtrip airfare, accommodations, and UW gear.

Hawkes and her family love to support the Pokes, but they also love the city of San Diego. “You get the best of both worlds, the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other,” she said.

Hawkes is a school bus driver in Natrona County where she lives with her husband and their two children, Allison and Scott. Hawkes mentioned she plans to swap out her school bus for a rented Mustang and take a break from navigating snowy roads. During their time in San Diego, the couple plans to go whale watching and explore the scenery while enjoying the warm weather. 

The Wyoming Lottery is a Wyoming brand, born and raised in the Cowboy State. WyoLotto games include Powerball, Mega Millions, Cowboy DrawTM and the recently launched Lucky for Life.

Jan. 9 Cowboy Draw winning ticket sold in Sheridan

January 11, 2017

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Jan. 11, 2016 – A Cowboy DrawTM winner scored the jackpot after the 2 p.m. drawing on Monday, Jan. 9. WyoLottoTM officials said the winner has yet to come forward. The winning ticket was sold on Jan. 7 in Sheridan, Wyo., at the Big Horn Y, located at 7088 Coffeen Ave.

On Monday, the jackpot total payout amount rose to $649,878, and the winning numbers were 7, 9, 10, 32, and 42. WyoLotto encourages all players to check their Cowboy Draw tickets!

Wyoming is rounding up winners. Along with Monday’s jackpot winner, Cowboy Draw also had six $1,000 winners around the state. Those tickets were sold in Rawlins, Mills, Laramie, Sheridan, and Evanston.

Cowboy Draw isn’t the only game heating up the state this winter. WyoLotto’s newest draw game, Lucky for Life, has minted three $5,000 winners across the state since tickets became available Dec. 4.

Those winning tickets were sold at:

  • Ridleys Family Market, located at 300 East Wyoming Blvd., Casper, Wyo. Draw date of Dec. 22, 2016
  • Discount Liquor, located at 111 North 3rd, Evanston, Wyo. Draw date of Dec. 26, 2016
  • Riverside Garage & Cabins, 107 Riverside Ave., Riverside, Wyo. Draw date of Jan. 9, 2017

WyoLotto officials are still on the lookout for the players who purchased the winning Lucky for Life tickets at Discount Liquor and Riverside Garage & Cabins, so WyoLotto players are encouraged to check their Lucky for Life tickets.

WyoLotto offers four unique draw games including Cowboy Draw, Lucky for Life, Mega Millions, and Powerball. Wyoming has celebrated 1,847,602 winners across the state for all four games, and players have brought home $28,427,671 in total winnings since WyoLotto launched in August 2014.

Board Meeting on January 23, 2017

January 11, 2017

The Wyoming Lottery Corporation is scheduled to hold a Quarterly Board Meeting on January 23, 2016. The anticipated public hearing will be held at 1:00 PM via teleconference. For more information go to wyolotto.com; click on “About” and then “Board Meetings”, or contact the Wyoming Lottery Corporation Office at (307) 432-9300.

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WyoLotto gives back to Wyoming

January 10, 2017

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Jan. 10, 2017 – Funds from the Wyoming Lottery Corporation’s revenue were transferred to the Wyoming State Treasurer’s Office on Jan. 9. Wyoming communities will benefit from those funds, which are distributed to Wyoming’s 99 cities and towns and 23 counties. WyoLottoTM has prioritized giving back to Wyoming, and in doing so, this will be its fourth transfer to the state.

Each quarter, WyoLotto transfers revenue to the Wyoming Treasurer’s Office, which is then distributed per state statute. The revenue transfer this quarter, totalling $633,708.99, brings WyoLotto’s total revenue transfer amount to $3,467,098.30 since April 2016.

Revenue transfers each year will be distributed by the State Treasurer to Wyoming’s cities, towns, and counties, which use these funds at their discretion for a range of local improvements. Should revenue transfers exceed $6 million in a fiscal year, those funds will be directed to the Wyoming Permanent Land Fund’s Common School Account.

WyoLotto offers four unique draw games to players including Cowboy DrawTM, Mega Millions, Powerball, and the new Lucky for Life. With the introduction of Lucky for Life, the state’s newest draw game, WyoLotto looks forward to building on the success that has made these transfers possible.

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