Wyoming Lottery earns high marks in audit of first year
Independent auditors found no major financial issues with how the Wyoming Lottery operated during its first year of ticket sales.
The board of directors of the Wyoming Lottery Corp. received results of the audit by Cheyenne-based McGee, Hearne Paiz during a meeting Monday.
Board chairman Mark Macy said the lottery seemed to be right on track or at least not significantly off on how our operations were conducted.
The audit noted a couple of minor accounting issues that lottery CEO Jon C ...
Nov 4, 2015, 9:05 am - Lottery News forum
Judge: Wyoming Lottery lawsuit against man can continue
A judge has denied a Cheyenne man's request to dismiss a lawsuit the Wyoming Lottery Corporation is pressing against him that seeks to force him to stop criticizing it to national lottery groups and others.
The corporation filed a lawsuit this spring protesting that Edward Atchison had written to national groups and Wyoming newspapers saying the lottery needs to do more to address problem gambling. The corporation seeks a court order directing him not to interfere with its business relationsh ...
Oct 23, 2015, 12:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery shelves keno plan
Lawmakers not happy with Lottery pushing the limits of law
Some Wyoming lawmakers say they're bothered the Wyoming Lottery Corp. considered introducing keno without their approval and they expect to introduce legislation limiting the lottery.
In keno, players try to match numbers with random numbers displayed on video screens at a restaurant or a bar. The idea has been withdrawn after meetings with the lottery board and state lawmakers, said lottery CEO Jon Clontz.
The lottery has other ...
Oct 20, 2015, 9:09 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery has its first $1 million winner
By Todd Northrop
Wyoming Lottery history was made during Monday's drawing as one lucky ticket laid claim to Cowboy Draw's first million dollar jackpot.
A customer at an east Casper grocery store purchased WyoLotto's first $1 million Cowboy Draw ticket on Sunday, the Wyoming Lottery Corporation announced.
The winning ticket was bought at Ridley's grocery store at 300 East Wyoming Boulevard in Casper. The winning numbers for Monday's drawing were 5, 10, 16, 23, and 31.
Monday's adverti ...
Sep 15, 2015, 7:40 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery to release salaries
The Wyoming Lottery board voted 8-1 at a special meeting Monday to release salary information for board members and employees.
Lottery CEO Jon Clontz said he will distribute the salary information Tuesday.
After the salary issue was decided, the board passed a provisional budget for the upcoming fiscal year with $27 million in projected revenues but didn't have copies of the projections for the public to view.
Since April, local media and lotto officials have disagreed on whether the sa ...
Jun 16, 2015, 12:47 pm - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery refuses to release individual salaries
The Wyoming Lottery Corp. wants to keep its salaries and benefits secret from the public, with officials saying disclosure will hurt the new organization from a competitive standpoint.
The Casper Star-Tribune sent a records request to the lottery, asking for compensation of executives and board members. CEO Jon Clontz denied the request May 8.
The lottery and newspaper disagree in the interpretation of the 2013 law that created the organization.
Lottery officials argue it is a private c ...
May 18, 2015, 7:13 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming lottery survey shows most players earn middle-class income
The majority of people who played the Wyoming Lottery during its first months of operations earned at least a middle-class income, according to an online survey commissioned by the Wyoming Lottery Corp.
Most players, meanwhile, bought their tickets at convenience stores, the study showed.
The summary of the survey is the result of one of four records requests by the Star-Tribune. Lottery officials have provided information for two of the four requests, which also seek data on employees' s ...
May 7, 2015, 9:46 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming has its first lottery jackpot winner
By Todd Northrop
One lucky lottery player who bought a lottery ticket in Douglas, Wyoming, will become the first person in the state's history to win a lottery jackpot.
A Cowboy Draw ticket purchased for the April 16 drawing won the game's $628,630 jackpot by matching all 5 numbers.
Cowboy Draw is Wyoming's first in-state lottery game, and its first drawing was held March 23. Its rolling jackpot was won on the game's eighth drawing.
The winner bought their ticket at the Maverik, loca ...
Apr 16, 2015, 9:22 pm - Lottery News forum
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