Lottery http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en WyoLotto Unveils Its New Logo http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyolotto-unveils-its-new-logo <p>The Wyoming Lottery Corporation has unveiled its logo.&nbsp; It’s called Yolo the Jackpot-a lope.&nbsp; The logo features a yellow Jackalope above the wording “WyoLotto.”</p><p></p><p>Lottery C-E-O Jon Clontz said that deciding on a design was tough, but they are excited with what they came up with.</p><p>“I know that the board was interested in getting something that aligned with the culture of the state of Wyoming and also stood out as something unique.”</p><p>Clontz add that things are moving along.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:43:30 +0000 Bob Beck 53338 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WyoLotto Unveils Its New Logo Governor signs lottery bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/governor-signs-lottery-bill <p>Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has signed a lottery bill into law.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Governor’s approval means that Wyoming can either form its own state lottery or enter into a multi-state lottery on July first.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:49:35 +0000 Bob Beck 37953 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Governor signs lottery bill Legislature approves state lottery bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/legislature-approves-state-lottery-bill <p></p><p></p><p>The Wyoming legislature has agreed on a bill that would allow the state to be part of a multi-state lottery.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Under the deal, the first six million dollars that’s raised from a lottery each year will go to local governments, while the rest goes to a permanent school fund.&nbsp;</p><p>Many in the House were concerned that local governments weren’t getting enough money, but House Floor Leader Kermit Brown says there is no way of telling how much it will make.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 01:49:13 +0000 Bob Beck 37240 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Legislature approves state lottery bill Conference committee compromises on lottery bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/conference-committee-compromises-lottery-bill <p></p><p></p><p>After rejecting the Senate version of the bill that would allow Wyoming to join a multi-state lottery, a conference committee has reached a compromise that supporters hope will get the bill to the governor.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The House wants all revenue from the lottery to go to local government, but the Senate wants the money to go into a permanent account that’s used for schools.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The compromise says that 6-million dollars goes to local government, while any money above that amount would go into the schools account.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 01:32:19 +0000 Bob Beck 37183 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Conference committee compromises on lottery bill Senate amends and passes lottery bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-amends-and-passes-lottery-bill <p>The State Senate has approved a bill that allows Wyoming to enter into a multi-state lottery.&nbsp; Senators amended to move money that would be generated from the lottery from cities and counties to a fund that benefits schools.&nbsp; Opponents of the lottery say it will hurt the poor.&nbsp; But Senator Hank Coe says there is a lot of support for the measure.</p><p>“The citizens of this state want this bill.&nbsp; I saw a poll in the last 12 months, 62 or 63% of the people in that poll support this lottery,” says Coe.</p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 01:10:29 +0000 Bob Beck 37084 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate amends and passes lottery bill WY one step closer to getting a lottery http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-one-step-closer-getting-lottery <p>The Wyoming Senate is close to approving a bill that would allow the state to enter into a multi-state lottery.&nbsp; The Senate spent the second day of debate on the bill clarifying language to make sure that the lottery is run properly and that the state is protected.&nbsp; The Senate has not spent as much time on the moral issues that were the focus in the House.&nbsp; Senator Michael Von Flatern of Gillette says the Senate noted that those concerns were already aired in the House.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:13:23 +0000 Bob Beck 37013 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY one step closer to getting a lottery Senate begins debate on lottery bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-begins-debate-lottery-bill <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Wyoming Senate gave initial support to a bill that would allow the state to become part of a multi-state lottery, but not before hearing a lot of questions.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Much of the debate centered on how the lottery would be administered and costs surrounding it.&nbsp; Senator Bruce Burns says money raised would go to city and county governments.<br>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:16:59 +0000 Bob Beck 36956 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate begins debate on lottery bill House passes bill to allow Wyoming to join a multi-state lottery http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/house-passes-bill-allow-wyoming-join-multi-state-lottery <p></p><p></p><p>Wyoming House passes bill to create state lottery</p><p>Despite concerns that a lottery would be a regressive tax, the State House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow Wyoming to join a multi-state Powerball Lottery.&nbsp;</p><p>It establishes a quasi-corporation that would be tasked with making the lottery profitable.&nbsp; Several lawmakers near border states say that Wyoming is losing money as residents cross state lines to buy lottery tickets.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:21:41 +0000 Bob Beck 36188 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org House passes bill to allow Wyoming to join a multi-state lottery