Fremont County recorded the 6th most sales on first day of Wyoming Lottery

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Lottery Corporation today reported $1,000 in sales per minute for the first hour of ticket sales on Aug. 24.

Between noon, when lottery sales opened, and midnight, there were $198,612 in sales the first day. ALF’s Pub and Package Liquors in Cheyenne and KIKS Chevron in Evanston tied for top retailer sales at $2,050 each, followed by $1,079 in sales at the Holiday Station in Sheridan where the first lottery ticket was sold.

Total Powerball® sales were $130,578 with Powerball sales being $108,910 and Power Play sales being $21,668. Powerball tickets cost $2 for each play plus $1 for each Power Play chosen. Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 8:59 p.m. Ticket sales close at 8 p.m.

Total Mega Millions® sales were $68,034 with Mega Million sales being $49,979 with Megaplier sales being $18,055. A Mega Millions ticket costs $1 for each play plus $1 for each Megaplier chosen. Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 8:59 p.m. Ticket sales close at 8 p.m.

Fremont County residents were the sixth most active in the state in purchasing the lotto tickets, with Natrona County topping the list and Sweetwater County second (see list below)

“We had a very good grand opening day, showing the tremendous support that Wyoming residents have for the lottery,” said Wyoming Lottery CEO, Jon Clontz. “The credit  also goes to the dedicated retailers, many of whom held their own launch parties.

Yolo, the elusive six-foot-tall bright yellow jackpotalope, made its first public appearances this weekend in Sheridan where a woman had won the right to purchase the first ever WyoLotto ticket. After presenting cars to a new Jeep to the winner, YoLo is reported to have disappeared.

Below are the sales by county, listed by top sales amount.

  1. Natrona $36,450

  2. Sweetwater $24,855

  3. Laramie $22,028

  4. Uinta $17,378

  5. Campbell $17,693

  6. Fremont $10,667

  7. Sheridan $10,166

  8. Carbon $6,692

  9. Park $6,597

  10. Converse $6,138

  11. Lincoln $5,453

  12. Albany $5,367

  13. Platte $4,212

  14. Sublette $3,893

  15. Teton $3,769

  16. Bighorn $2,793

  17. Hot Springs $2,645

  18. Johnson $2,628

  19. Goshen $2,228

  20. Weston $2,215

  21. Washakie $2,157

  22. Crook $2,038

  23. Niobrara $663

For more information about where Powerball and Mega Millions tickets are sold in Wyoming, visit www.wyolotto.com.

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