Cheyenne, Wyo. - Jerry and Kathie Anderson from Gillette, winners of the $100,000 jackpot, purchased tickets for all three games and learned they had a winning Powerball ticket after the Aug. 13 drawing. The ticket was sold by the Loaf n’ Jug on 2800 South Hwy. 59 in Gillette, Wyo. The Andersons are frequent players of WyoLotto and always play quick-picks.
“We tried using numbers we picked, but that didn't work, so quick pick is how we pick our numbers now,” Kathie said.
The Andersons added that they want to pay off some bills, and Kathie wants to buy a new car. Jerry said, “Kathie has always believed that we would win someday, and she could always picture us holding a big check. And when I found out we won, I was so excited I couldn’t quit shaking.”
The other winner of the day, Brian Payne, who nabbed up a $25,000 prize, purchased his Mega Millions ticket on July 19. Payne said he didn’t realize his good fortune until he checked his ticket at a WyoLotto retailer location sometime later. A resident of Evanston, Wyo., Brian purchased his ticket at Yellow Creek Liquor on 111 North 3rd, in Evanston.
“The timing couldn’t be better for this money. Between injuries and surgeries, I will be able to take care of some of my finances and my daughter has been wanting a bigger fish tank,” Payne said. Payne’s daughter is entering the 7th grade, is on the honor roll, and plays competitive softball in Evanston.
WyoLotto players continue to win, with more than $23.6 million in prizes for Wyoming players. WyoLotto reminds players to pick up tickets for all three games, including Cowboy DrawTM, as the jackpot climbs to $670,000. Cowboy Draw tickets are sold only in Wyoming, giving WyoLotto players higher chances of winning prizes.