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
Wyoming lottery to reap estimated $20 million in first year of ticket sales
The Wyoming Lottery Board estimates it will get $20 million from ticket sales in the first year of the state's legal games of chance, which are now targeted to start February 2014.
The board Friday evening reviewed a preliminary budget that considered the $20 million figure, which was based on estimates the lottery industry provided the Wyoming Legislature, said Brian Scott Gamroth, lottery board chairman. The law that legalized lottery in Wyoming requires 50 percent of ticket sales be return ...
Jul 15, 2013, 7:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Tenn. lottery chief offers advice to fledgling Wyoming Lottery
The Wyoming Lottery Board received some much-needed advice and a stern warning from someone who has helped shepherd other states through the the complicated process of launching state-sponsored games of chance.
Rebecca Hargrove is the CEO of the Tennessee Lottery and is known as a guru on how to get lottery startups off the ground and running. Board Chairman Brian Scott asked her to pay a visit to help outline a game plan for the board at its second-ever meeting on Tuesday.
The energetic e ...
Jul 10, 2013, 10:07 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming lottery board sets January 2014 as target start date
The nine-member Wyoming Lottery Board, meeting on Monday for the first time, set its sights on a January 2014 launch date for its games of chance.
But six months leaves the group little time. Members began quick work on its corporate structure and the framework for equipping retail stores for a lottery in less than six months.
We will launch when we know we have the right product for Wyoming, said Brian Scott, board chairman and a radio host in Casper. For some states, it has been four, s ...
Jul 9, 2013, 7:33 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Gov. announces 9-member lottery board
Several newly appointed members of the board of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation say it's too early in the process to tell whether the state will sign on with an existing, multi-state lottery such as Powerball, establish its own statewide contests or possibly do both.
Gov. Matt Mead on Monday announced the nine members of the board. His office said they plan an organizational meeting in Casper next week.
The board members are truly Wyoming leaders in their areas of expertise, Mead said. I ...
Jul 2, 2013, 10:03 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming officially becomes 44th state with a lottery
Wyoming lottery supporters have finally struck the jackpot.
Gov. Matt Mead cleared the way for Wyoming to begin the process of bringing a lottery to the state by signing House Bill 77 into law Wednesday.
The legislation will create a quasi-government corporation that will be charged with establishing a state lottery or, more likely, joining a multi-state game, such as Powerball.
The proposal narrowly passed the Legislature last month. It then faced the threat of a veto from Mead, who ha ...
Mar 14, 2013, 11:47 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming lottery bill clears Legislature
Will the Governor sign the bill?
The Wyoming House and Senate on Tuesday struck a compromise on the bill to allow a state lottery and multi-state games such as Powerball.
House Bill 77 now goes to the desk of Gov. Matt Mead, who has been lukewarm about a lottery.
Mead has said he has no moral objections but is concerned about the potential social costs.
The governor can sign the bill into law, veto it or allow it to become law without his signature.
The bill's passage culminated a ...
Feb 27, 2013, 11:36 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Legislature works on lottery bill compromise
Don't bet just yet on a bill that would allow a lottery and multistate games such as Powerball in Wyoming.
The state House of Representatives on Monday voted not to agree with changes the Senate made to the proposal despite the measure's main sponsor supporting the Senate version.
Last week, the Senate amended the bill to change how the lottery's proceeds would be used.
The Senate version specifies that any proceeds outside of the expenses and prizes will go to support the state school ...
Feb 26, 2013, 2:00 pm - Lottery News forum