CHEYENNE, WY - The Wyoming Lottery Corporation today reported that 4,889 players won a total of $21,028, during its first Mega Millions® drawing Tuesday night and 2,805 players won a total of $25,009 during its first Powerball® drawing Wednesday night.
“I’m very happy to see Wyoming residents winning so quickly after the launch of the lottery,” said Jon Clontz, Wyoming Lottery CEO. “The support for the lottery has been tremendous and sales are going well.”
Clontz encourged players to check wyolotto.com to see if they have won.
Wyoming residents have many chances to win with the next Mega Millions drawing being held on Friday, Aug. 29 and the Powerball drawing on Saturday, Aug. 30. The current estimated Powerball jackpot is $90 million and Mega Millions is $20 million.
WINNERS FROM POWERBALL DRAWING ON AUG. 27
The largest amount in the Aug. 27 Powerball drawing was $300. The five people who won $300 bought their tickets at the following locations: Pine Bluffs Sinclair, LLC in Pine Bluffs on Aug. 24; Mini Mart in Mills on Aug. 24; Town & Country Liquors in Cheyenne on Aug. 24; Alf’s Pub & Package in Cheyenne on Aug. 24; and Farmer’s Cooperative Association in Gillette on Aug. 25.
The rest of the breakdown of Wednesday night’s Powerball winners is below:
• 14 $100 winners
• 148 $21 winners
• 980 $12 winners
• 203 $7 winners
• 1,455 $4 winners
Powerball tickets cost $2 for each play plus an additional $1 for Power Play. Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 8:59 p.m. Ticket sales close at 8 p.m. Winning numbers can be found at wyolotto.com or www.musl.com.
WINNERS FROM MEGA MILLIONS DRAWING ON AUG. 26
The largest amount won in the Aug. 26 Mega Millions drawing was $2,500. The winner bought their ticket at Smith's Food and Drug Centers, Inc. in Riverton on Aug. 24. The winner purchased their Mega Millions ticket with the multiplier option. Their total wager was $2 and resulted in a larger payout. Instead of winning $500 the player won $2,500. The Megaplier was 5x- increasing their total winnings to $2,500 ($500 multiplied by 5).
Two players won $500 - one player purchased a ticket at Jerry’s Interstate Service in Casper on Aug. 24 and another player purchased a ticket at the Kum & Go in Kemmerer on Aug. 26. For this particular drawing, if the two $500 winners had played the Megaplier, they would have increased their total winnings to $2,500. Additionally, there was one $250 winner who bought their ticket at the same Kum & Go in Kemmerer on Aug. 26.
The rest of the breakdown of Tuesday night’s Mega Millions winners is below:
• 3 $50 winners
• 77 $25 winners
• 475 $10 winners
• 1,342 $5 winners
• 755 $2 winners
• 2,233 $1 winners
Mega Millions tickets cost $1 for each play plus $1 for Megaplier. Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 8:59 p.m. Ticket sales close at 8 p.m. Winning numbers can be found at wyolotto.com or www.musl.com.
HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOU WON
To find out if you have won, check your numbers online at wyolotto.com or take your ticket to any official WyoLotto retailer. The retailer will check your ticket by passing it under the machine. The retailer is authorized to pay up to $599.99 in prizes. Prizes over $600 must be collected at lottery headquarters in Cheyenne. See wyolotto.com for details. Please remember that the ticket is your property and you need to sign it. Payment of any prize shall be made as directed by the person(s) whose signature(s) appear on the back of the ticket.
For more information about where Powerball and Mega Millions tickets are sold in Wyoming, visit www.wyolotto.com.