Sunday, August 24, 2014 is the first day of the Wyoming Lottery

400-450 retail outlets will offer lottery ticket sales in Powerball and Mega Millions. No more having to drive down the Greeley Highway to the state line to buy Powerball tickets. I've heard that some people think it will take forever for Wyoming to have a winner in one of these national lotteries, due to the fact we have a low population base. It will take a long time to produce a winner when the population is lower in the entire state than a medium size US city.

A giant media marketing blitz will begin in Cheyenne during Frontier Days. Nothing says Wyoming Lottery like promoting to people from every other state during a national rodeo and music festival. This reporter thinks this is good for the state. They have decided that winners from this state can retain anonymity, they don't have to have their names published of they win.