Wyoming has finally launched its Intralot-powered state lottery, becoming the 44th state in the US to offer that type of gambling within its borders. In its first day of operation, the Wyoming Lottery Corporation’s newly formed WyoLotto reported $198,612 in sales. Powerball sales accounted for almost two-thirds of that volume with $130,578. The remaining $68,034 was earned from Mega Millions lottery products.
“We had a very good grand opening day, showing the tremendous support that Wyoming residents have for the lottery,” WyoLotto CEO Jon Clontz said. “The credit also goes to the dedicated retailers, many of whom held their own launch parties.”
The new lottery corporation hopes to generate $13 million for state coffers in its first year of ticket sales after taking out expenses, prizes, loans.
The Wyoming Lottery Corporation was created last year and in March signed Greek lottery supplier Intralot to a five-year deal to supply systems and start-up services.