Wyoming Lottery Games
|Game||Prize Type||Numbers||Sale Closes|
|Cowboy Draw||Jackpot||5 from 1-45||1:45 p.m.|
|Powerball||Jackpot||5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26||7:59 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||Jackpot||5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25||8:00 p.m.|
|Lucky for Life||Top Prize||5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-18||7:30 p.m.|
|Cowboy Draw||2:00 p.m.||2:00 p.m.|
|Powerball||8:59 p.m.||8:59 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||9:00 p.m.||9:00 p.m.|
|Lucky for Life||8:38 p.m.||8:38 p.m.|
*All times are displayed in Wyoming local time.
The number of consecutive draws Wyoming State Lottery games allows you to play:
|Cowboy Draw||up to 20|
|Powerball||up to 20|
|Mega Millions||up to 20|
|Lucky for Life||up to 20|
Wyoming Lottery Federal, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents.
|Over $5,000||State Tax||0.0%|
|Over $5,000||Federal Tax||24.0%|
If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, Wyoming Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such:
|Over $5,000||State Tax||0.0%|
|Over $5,000||Federal Tax||30.0%|
The Wyoming Lottery
The Wyoming State Lottery is one of America’s newest organizations, formed in July 2013. It took a long time for the lotto to come to WY. Numerous attempts to pass bills legalizing lotteries failed in the 80s.
Eventually, legislators agreed on a proposal blending elements of both North Dakotan and Georgian lotteries. The state imitated ND’s organizational model, aimed at a low-population state, its multi-state games, and allocation priorities. It copied Georgia’s administrative structure, with the board answering directly to the governor without an agency as a go-between.
Voters approved the bill, and the first Wyoming Lottery results were broadcast in 2014. Known as WyoLotto, the Wyoming Lottery Corporation manages it. The corporation is led by a nine-member commission that is hand-picked by the state governor. It has several unique rules.
For instance, the state sells no Wyoming Lottery scratch cards. They aren’t merely absent, because the law makes them outright illegal. WY is one of only two states that bans instant tickets of any kind.
Several local and multi-jurisdictional games are also available. These include Cowboy Draw, Ragtime Raffle, Pool Play, Wyoming Lottery Powerball, Mega Millions, and Lucky for Life.
In its relatively short existence, the state lotto has paid out over $70 million to winners. It’s also contributed more than $18 million to local communities and schools. So far, nearly five million people have gotten lucky with the Wyoming Lottery numbers.
Wyoming Lottery FAQ
With a relatively small population and only a handful of years offering games, Wyoming Lottery winners are relatively scarce. The state has had fewer massive jackpot winners than any other.
The largest jackpot claimed was a Wyoming Lottery Mega Millions prize. It was worth $5 million. The winning ticket was purchased in Evanston, WY, at Pilot Travel Center #141.
You can catch the Wyoming Lottery winning numbers on your local TV station. Several local broadcasters announce the numbers, such as Fox 13 or KSTU.
Results of Wyoming Lottery drawings are also printed in local newspapers and available through the Wyoming Lottery app. You can also check the website for the numbers, or simply sign up to receive notifications.
The odds of winning depend, of course, on your game of choice. For example, the odds of winning the Cowboy Draw jackpot are 1 in 610,879.75. Odds to win any prize at all are about 1 in 6.
Your odds of winning the Wyoming Lottery Lucky for Life game are about 1 in 30,821,472. For the Powerball jackpot, your odds are roughly 1 in 292,201,338. Finally, for the Mega Millions drawing, your odds of taking home the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.
Playing the lottery in Wyoming is extraordinarily simple. All you have to do is visit your nearest retailer and purchase a ticket for your favorite game. Afterward, sit tight and wait for the draw. If your ticket matches the winning numbers, claim your prize!
To know if your tickets are winners, check the numbers in the app, newspaper, or local TV. You can enter Wyoming Lottery codes straight into the app or website. A Wyoming Lottery ticket scanner will tell you if you’ve struck gold.
Drawing schedules depend on the game in question. The Cowboy Draw takes place on Mondays and Thursdays at 2 PM. Lucky for Life drawings are held on the same days but at 8:38 PM.
Powerball drawings take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:59 PM. Finally, the Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 9 PM.
The Wyoming Lottery Second Chance program is a series of promotions associated with specific games, like Cowboy Draw. The promotion lets customers enter their non-winning tickets into the Second Chance system to participate in new special prize drawings.
If you wind up getting lucky with WyoLotto, the first thing you need to do is sign your ticket. This prevents anyone else from claiming your prize as tickets are bearer instruments.
Once the back of your ticket is signed, it’s time to claim. For prizes under $600, you can visit any WyoLotto retailer or the main office. For prizes above $600, you need to visit the WyoLotto HQ in person or claim through the mail.
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