Shoshoni man is first Fremont County winner in initial WyoLotto drawing

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Lottery today announced that the first lottery ticket will be purchased at noon on Sunday, Aug. 24  by Mary Ogg at the Holiday Station, located at 936 Brundage Road in Sheridan. Shoshoni resident Scot Fegler was a runner-up in the contest to be the first to purchase a WyoLotto ticket.  Fegler won $1,000 and MegaMillions tickets for one year.

The big winner, Ogg, was chosen randomly from among the more than 27,000 entrants in a giveaway the Lottery created to promote its upcoming launch.  The actual drawing was held on Saturday in order to verify entries. Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and Secretary of State Max Maxfield read the winners names today during a press conference at WyoLotto Headquarters in Cheyenne.

In addition to purchasing the first lottery ticket sold in Wyoming, Ogg also won a 2014 Jeep® Wrangler and free Mega Millions® tickets for a year.

Secretary of State Maxfield also announced the names of eight other winners, who each won $1,000 and free Mega Millions® tickets for a year. The eight additional winners were drawn from entries received in each of the Wyoming Lottery’s eight geographical areas.

“The Lottery is for all of Wyoming,” said Wyoming Lottery CEO, Jon Clontz. “So we wanted to ensure that the entire state was represented by our winners. These nine were randomly selected from the more than 27,000 giveaway entries that came from virtually every corner of Wyoming.”

Grand Prize Winner
Mary Ogg, Sheridan

Area Winners

  1. Casper: Marion Rohrer
  2. Cody: Samm Ringgenberg
  3. Rawlins: Leslie Gustamantes
  4. Rock Springs: Ken Burton
  5. Jackson: LJ Bickner
  6. Shoshoni: Scot Fegler
  7. Sheridan: Carol Garcia
  8. Wheatland: Jin Hun Min

The official launch of Powerball® and Mega Millions® sales by the Wyoming Lottery is August 24. For more information about where tickets will be sold, visit www.wyolotto.com.

6 Comments

  1. Randy Ray

    " the actual drawing was done on Saturday so they could "verify" the entry." That statement alone tells me the lottery is gonna be rigged.

  2. Pete Turner

    Chances of winning the lottery if you don't buy a ticket? Zero. So I'll take odds of 1 in several million and still feel it could be me. As the saying goes, "You've got to be in it to win it." Frankly, it's all down to luck. Nothing else really counts. So I've made up a little free and just-for-fun page which generates your own personal 'lucky' quick pick numbers. Who knows, it might work – you just never know your luck! As I say, it is free and just a bit of fun, so look out for VillaLibra Lucky Numbers if you want to see if you can locate it for yourself.

  3. Jim James

    I buy a lotto ticket when I can just so I can say, "And when I win the lottery…." and that is worth a couple bucks….

  4. Lois Herbst

    Scott Fegler is a good farmer and, thus, sure used to gambling!

  5. Alta Willow

    Where are they getting tickes at? The article says tickets go on sale on the 24th of this month. How is there winners already? Jw

  6. Jody Bagley

    I'll keep my money in my own pocket

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