Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - After months of anticipation, lotto sales began Sunday with a better than expected start. "We ended up with $198,612 on I think 60,001 transactions, so it was a banner day," said John Clontz, WyoLotto CEO.
The lotto corporation hopes that trend continues, "We're hoping to make 45,000 a day, in dollars, and we certainly did that yesterday," said Clontz.
The luck was even had for Alf's Pub here in Cheyenne, who tied for first in sales on Sunday. "We sold right around $2050 worth of tickets," said, Bryan Grzegorchyk, owner of Alf's Pub.
The sale of lotto tickets isn't only going to good causes, "it goes back to education, and it goes back to local government, things that benefit the people," said Clontz.
But it also helps local businesses boom as well. "We had people come in, kind of hang out, check out how the lotto was going, sit back and relax. It was a good day, and we had a lot going on," Grzegorchyk