The Wyoming Lottery Corporation celebrated its fifth birthday on August 24. A milestone that was not taken lightly by the WyoLotto team. The five year mark is not only validation for all the hard work the team has put forth, but recognizes the excitement Wyomingites have for playing WyoLotto games. The entire state has played a huge role in creating a new revenue stream for Wyoming and a platform to give back to the state.
To show just how far the WyoLotto has come in just five years, this past July, WyoLotto transferred $1,201,849 to the State Treasurer’s Office, bringing the total amount this fiscal year (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019) to over $6.6 million. This is the largest fiscal year transfer total since WyoLotto started making transfers to the state in April 2016 and the seventh consecutive transfer to the state of over $1 million, totaling over $16 million.
In the past five years, WyoLotto has seen 4,252,153 winners, over $58 million in player winnings, over $9 million in retailer commissions, and launched three new games to the state, including Cowboy Draw®, Lucky for Life®, and WyoLotto Ragtime Raffle. These are just a few of the many ways WyoLotto has made substantial impacts on the state.
“Giving back to Wyoming is what WyoLotto set out to accomplish when it was formed five years ago,” Jon Clontz, CEO of WyoLotto, said. “We measure our success by what we are able to give back, and we are proud to be able to give back over $1 million to the state of Wyoming this quarter and $16 million over the past five years. We look forward to more Wyoming winners, more money given back to the state, and many more WyoLotto birthdays to celebrate,” Clontz concluded.
You can find out more on how the money is distributed to the counties on the State Treasurer’s website that has links to PDF’s of all of the distributions for each quarterly transfer: https://statetreasurer.wyo.gov/finances_distributions.aspx
To receive updates and notifications about Cowboy Draw®, Mega Millions®, Powerball®, Lucky for Life®, and WyoLotto Ragtime Raffle, visit wyolotto.com/signup.