Americaâ€™s youngest state lottery, WyoLotto in Wyoming, has unveiled plans for its first in-state game, Cowboy Draw, which will launch in March 2015. The lottery has sold tickets for the huge multi-state draw games, Powerball and Mega Millions, since its inception in August 2014 but Cowboy Draw will mean â€œmore Wyoming players winning top jackpot prizes and more Lottery money staying in the Cowboy Stateâ€ according to WyoLotto CEO Jon Clontz.
Ticket holders will be able to play for a jackpot which will start at $250,000 when the game premieres on March 15 by correctly matching 5 numbers drawn from 45. Matching two numbers will bank players $5, with $20 awarded for matching three balls and a prize of $1,000 for anyone who matches four numbers. Cowboy Draw tickets will cost $5 and entitle players to two entries into the draw, with an approximate payout of 68 percent, compared to 50 percent for Mega Millions and Powerball.
When asked whether the jackpot could hit $1 million, Clontz responded â€œabsolutelyâ€, suggesting that a realistic average top tier prize for the game would be around $750,000.
Research was conducted in August 2014 into the kinds of game which players would like to see played in the Cowboy State, with the result being the introduction of Cowboy Draw. Clontz also suggested there may be another couple of games on the horizon for WyoLotto, including a version of All-Or-Nothing which has proven popular in other states.by
Updated January 23rd, 2015