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Wyoming Lottery

The Wyoming Lottery says its first month of sales went better than expected. Wyoming Lottery CEO Jon Clontz says the group expected to make about $1.2 million, but brought in about $1.8 million in its first month selling tickets, which began August 24th.

The lottery uses no state money for its operation. Clontz says the group has to pay back a $3 million private loan before any money reaches local governments.

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WyoLotto released its list of the approved retailers on Tuesday. Starting August 24th, people won’t have to travel across state lines to buy tickets. Convenience stores, gas stations, grocery stores, bars and restaurants across the state will sell Powerball and MegaMillions Tickets, making it the 44th state to do so.

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Wyoming is starting a state lottery and vendors interested in selling tickets can now start submitting applications. Brian Gamroth is Chairman of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation. He says they’ve set a firm date of August 24 to begin selling the tickets.  “With the applications out now, our first retailers will be picked in the next five or six weeks.  And machines will start going out, training will start…There’s a lot to get done in a short amount of time.”

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The Wyoming Lottery Corporation has unveiled its logo.  It’s called Yolo the Jackpot-a lope.  The logo features a yellow Jackalope above the wording “WyoLotto.”

Lottery C-E-O Jon Clontz said that deciding on a design was tough, but they are excited with what they came up with.

“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.”

Clontz add that things are moving along.