April 21, 2017 – On April 22, Wyoming PowerballⓇ players will get a chance to join in the national celebration of the game’s 25th anniversary. Today marks a major milestone for the game, which held its first drawing on April 22, 1992.
Fans will get a chance to win free tickets courtesy of WyoLottoⓇ as a gift to players. WyoLotto will give away $500 worth of ticket vouchers during a weekend Facebook Coupon Giveaway from April 22-23 to fans that participate and are randomly drawn to win. A total of 10 players will win 25 ticket vouchers each.
“To celebrate Powerball’s anniversary, we want you to have an opportunity to win on us! These are as good as cash. Players can present these the next time they buy a Powerball ticket. They could be worth millions, if not BILLIONS,” said Jon Clontz, CEO of WyoLotto.
Powerball has achieved many milestones in the last 25 years, and Wyoming has seen local milestones as well when it comes to its own lottery.
- April 22, 1992: Powerball holds first drawing
- Jan. 18, 2012: Powerball increases starting jackpot to $40 million
- Oct. 5, 2015: Powerball adds 10X multiplier to game
- Nov. 5, 2015: WyoLotto player wins $1 million from Powerball
- Jan. 13, 2016: Powerball jackpot hits record $1.586 billion
- Jan. 30, 2016: WyoLotto pays off start up loan because of surge in sales from Powerball jackpot
- April 5, 2016: Wyolotto gives more than $1 million back to Wyoming for cities, towns and counties
“Some of our success is directly attributable to Powerball. Players love the game and when the jackpot rose to more than a billion dollars, it created excitement beyond anticipation,” said Clontz.
To learn more about Powerball’s many milestones over the last 25 years, check out their history here.
WyoLotto offers four unique games, including Powerball, Mega MillionsⓇ, Cowboy DrawⓇ and Lucky for LifeⓇ. Players can follow the jackpot amounts for all four games playable in Wyoming by stopping by a local retailer, or by visiting wyolotto.com. Games available in Wyoming include Mega Millions, Powerball, Lucky for Life and Cowboy Draw.