Lottery Logo to be Unveiled This Week

The Wyoming Lottery Corporation will be unveiling the official lottery logo this week during a ceremony in Cheyenne.

The event is set for Thursday, during an open house from noon to 2, at the lottery corporation headquarters at 1620 Central Avenue. The logo will be presented at 12:30. The information's coming from Jon Clontz, who is the lottery corporation's chief executive officer.

According to the release issued by his office, he'll be giving a brief lottery update during the festivities, on the efforts that will allow Wyoming to participate in two types of multi-state games later this year – Powerball and Mega Millions.

In the release he describes the Wyoming Lottery Corporation as a quasi-government business entity established by House Bill 77 during last year's legislative session and signed into law in March by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead. He said the corporation operates as a private business and does not employ state employees or use state tax money.

State law requires the first $6 million worth of lottery revenue to be distributed to cities, towns and counties, based on Wyoming's sales tax formula. Any additional earnings will be deposited into the state's Permanent Land Fund's Common School Account. More information about the lottery is scheduled to be available on Thursday, online at wyolotto.com.

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