CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Lottery Corporation celebrated its fifth birthday on Aug. 24.
To show just how far the lottery has come in that time, this past July, WyoLotto transferred $1,201,849 to the State Treasurer’s Office, bringing the total amount this fiscal year (July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019) to more than $6.6 million.
This is the largest fiscal year transfer total since WyoLotto started making transfers to the state in April 2016, and the seventh consecutive transfer to the state of more than $1 million.
In the past five years, WyoLotto has seen 4,252,153 winners, more than $58 million in player winnings, more than $9 million in retailer commissions, and launched three new games to the state – Cowboy Draw, Lucky for Life and WyoLotto Ragtime Raffle, according to a news release.
“Giving back to Wyoming is what WyoLotto set out to accomplish when it was formed five years ago,” Jon Clontz, CEO of WyoLotto, said in the release. “We measure our success by what we are able to give back, and we are proud to be able to give back over $1 million to the state of Wyoming this quarter and $16 million over the past five years.
“We look forward to more Wyoming winners, more money given back to the state, and many more WyoLotto birthdays to celebrate.”
To learn more about how the money is distributed to the counties, visit the State Treasurer’s website at: https://statetreasurer.wyo.gov/finances_distributions.aspx.