WyoLotto™ is no Scrooge, $5,000 could be yours

Dec. 3, 2014 – It’s not too late to get your $5,000 holiday bonus from WyoLotto. The catch? You’ll need to start or join a WyoLotto Pool Play lottery pool to be entered in the giveaway. In December, the Lottery will give $5,000 to one randomly selected group with at least five members registered online at Registration for the $5,000 prize ends Dec. 14 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time.

The beauty of this giveaway is that chances of winning are extremely high. While most giveaways have unfavorable odds, this one, barring an influx of entries, offers each entrant a generous chance of bringing home the bacon (or holiday ham, if you prefer). The first 100 pools to register also get a free box of jackpotalope hunting swag to get pool members fired up.

Lottery pools have been springing up like mushrooms across the state - especially when jackpots reach staggering amounts. Recent examples of pools that have hit it big include an office pool in Pennsylvania that won $2 million in the Oct. 22 Powerball drawing and another in Green Bay, Wisconsin that won $1 million in the Aug. 27 Powerball drawing.

To help encourage lottery players to get in on the excitement and better odds that come with being part of a lottery pool at work or with friends, the Wyoming Lottery launched WyoLotto Pool Play in early November. Tips for starting and running a lottery pool and downloadable resources for lottery pools are available online at

Currently, the Mega Millions® jackpot is an estimated $80 million and the Powerball jackpot is an estimated $40 million, making pools an attractive option for improving each member’s odds. The Wyoming Lottery is about winning and so far, 121,053 WyoLotto players have won a total of $616,376 since the launch of the lottery in August. How’s that for some holiday cheer?