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Nearly Winning Millions, WyoLotto player wins $20,000 at Wheatland Retailer

Cheyenne, Wyoming

January 27, 2015 – Wyoming has another winner. A Wheatland retailer sold a Powerball® ticket worth $20,000, making it the second largest win in Wyoming yet following Ft. Bridger resident Richard York’s $25,000 Mega Millions® ticket last Tue., Jan. 20.

In the Sat., Jan. 24, Powerball drawing, a lucky WyoLotto player bought the Power Play and matched all but one number, turning their initial $10,000 winnings into $20,000. The winner matched 4 out of 5 numbers as well as the Powerball, narrowly missing the jackpot. That $1 PowerBall ticket with $1 PowerPlay bought at Quality Discount Liquor, located at 2334 North 16th Street in Wheatland turned into $20,000 big ones.

With no one in the nation correctly matching all six winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing, the Powerball® jackpot has grown to an estimated $261 million with a cash payout of $179.1 million. The next drawing is Wednesday night, increasing players’ excitement as they head to the nearest retailer for a chance to be the first to hit the Powerball jackpot in 2015. Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 8:59 p.m. Ticket sales close at 7:59 p.m.

WyoLotto players and retailers hope to see more Wyoming winners like these with Cowboy Draw®, Wyoming’s own draw game, set to launch March 15. With the new game, the state will see more high-dollar winnings at WyoLotto retailers with jackpots starting at $250,000.

The jackpot for Mega Millions® is now an estimated $25 million. Mega Millions tickets cost $1 for each play, plus $1 for the Megaplier. Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 9 p.m. Ticket sales close at 8 p.m.

The winning numbers for the Jan. 24 Powerball drawing were 16, 19, 20, 29, 33, and 10 with a Power Play of 2x. So far, 190,908 WyoLotto players have won a total of $1,025,439 since the launch of the lottery in August 2014.

To find out if you have won, check your numbers online at wyolotto.com, take your ticket to any official WyoLotto retailer or by calling toll free 1-855-995-6886 (855-WY-LOTTO). Players can also subscribe to receive WyoLotto winning numbers notifications by email. For more information, visit www.wyolotto.com/signup. Retailers are authorized to pay up to $599 in prizes. Prizes over $600 must be processed through lottery headquarters in Cheyenne either in person or by mail. See www.wyolotto.com for details. Please remember that the ticket is your property and you need to sign it. Payment of any prize shall be made as directed by the person(s) whose signature(s) appears on the back of the ticket.