Wyoming Lottery to start its first in-state game in March
New game has generous 68 percent payout
By Todd Northrop
The United States' newest lottery, Wyoming, is set to begin its first in-state lottery game in two months.
Cowboy Draw is a Pick 5 rolling jackpot game the gives Wyoming lottery players much better odds than the multi-state games that are available in the state.
Being a Wyoming-specific game means more Wyoming players winning top jackpot prizes and more Lottery money staying in the Cowboy State, said Jon Clontz, CEO of the Wyo ...
Jan 20, 2015, 7:05 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery kicks off media blitz
Powerball, Mega Millions tickets on sale Aug. 24
Includes video report
The Wyoming Lottery Corporation today kicked off a comprehensive, statewide, multimedia marketing campaign as part of the countdown toward the initial sale of lottery tickets in Wyoming on August 24.
The Get Ready to Play campaign launches today, July 23, across Wyoming in a number of mediums, from traditional print and broadcast advertising, to digital efforts. Television and radio ads focus on the quest to catch th ...
Jul 23, 2014, 2:47 pm - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery ad campaign starts with rodeo
With the launch of the Wyoming Lottery just over a month away, officials will begin a statewide advertising campaign and training the retailers who will be selling the tickets.
The Wyoming Lottery Commission heard reports Wednesday from staff on last-minute details leading to the first Powerball and Mega Millions ticket sales on Aug. 24. It is Wyoming's first foray into the lottery frenzy that has become a fixture in most other states.
Wyoming Lottery CEO Jon Clontz said he expects more th ...
Jul 17, 2014, 11:29 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery to begin accepting retailer applications
Lottery ticket sales expected to begin in August
Starting May 21, the Wyoming Lottery Corp. will begin accepting applications from Wyoming retail business owners who want to sell Powerball and Mega Millions tickets at their retail locations.
Properly completed and vetted applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Beginning May 21, Wyoming retail business owners can either fill out and submit an application online at www.wyolotto.com, download and print a retail ...
May 13, 2014, 5:25 pm - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery commission selects vendor
In a major step toward getting a statewide lottery up and running, the Wyoming Lottery Corp. board on Friday selected international gaming giant Intralot as the state's lottery vendor, pending negotiation of a contract with the company.
Intralot, based in Athens, Greece, would provide the machines from which Powerball and Mega Millions tickets would be purchased as well as other technical services.
Board chairman Brian Scott Gamroth said the step provides a light at the end of the tunnel, ...
Mar 22, 2014, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery unveils logo
Meet YoLo the Jackalope, the face of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation.
It beat out the bucking horse and other state icons to star as the centerpiece of the lottery logo.
Warehouse Twenty One, a Cheyenne-based marketing firm, designed YoLo and the insignia. The fictitious critter received its name because it is jumping over those four letters in the logo.
The lottery held an open house Thursday at its offices in Cheyenne to unveil the new insignia, inviting guests to familiarize themselv ...
Jan 31, 2014, 9:24 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery targets June for first ticket sales
But could be as late as October
The leader of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation says he is confident lottery tickets will go on sale in the state in June.
Jon Clontz, chief executive officer of the lottery corporation, told members of the Cheyenne Greater Chamber of Commerce on Friday that the timeline for selling tickets starts as early as June, but could be as late as October.
While Clontz predicted a June launch, he said the timeline depends on how much time is spent on contract negoti ...
Jan 15, 2014, 7:50 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery might launch ticket sales by April
More than 2 decades in the making
Risk-takers from Wyoming crossed the Colorado border with hopes of becoming rich in mid-December.
The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game was nearing $400 million.
Residents from Cheyenne, Casper, Rawlins and Rock Springs, among other cities and town, funneled into the Borderline Cantina to buy tickets.
We had a busy morning, store manager Karen Martin said recently.
The Borderline Cantina and one other convenience store sit a few miles so ...
Dec 24, 2013, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming lottery seeks logo designer
The Wyoming Lottery Corporation wants an in-state company to design its new logo.
The lottery board and the corporation's first CEO, Jon Clontz, sent letters of interest to nine companies around the state, asking them to pen the trademark for all of the state lottery's games of chance set to hit stores in mid-2014.
The board will make a decision in the coming weeks on which firm will get the job.
Clontz is also getting to ready to accept bids from the lottery industry's three biggest ga ...
Oct 28, 2013, 6:58 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery hires Oregon Lottery official as CEO
Start of games might be delayed up to 1 year
The Wyoming Lottery Corporation on Monday announced its selection of an Oregon man to serve as its first chief executive officer.
Jon Clontz, 49, will start Oct. 7 as CEO at a salary of $165,000 a year, said Brian Scott Gamroth, chairman of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation board.
Clontz served as deputy director with the Oregon Lottery for the past two years.
His leadership qualities, strong communication skills, and a proven track record ...
Sep 24, 2013, 10:55 am - Lottery News forum