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The Wyoming Lottery Retailer Selection Process

February 26, 2014 •  www.wyolotto.com

Statewide Access

The Wyoming Lottery Corporation is dedicated to an open, objective and fair methodology to ensure that players have statewide access to the WyoLotto products they wish to play. To that end, the Wyoming Lottery Corporation Board of Directors and management team are currently developing a process for contracting with retailers who are interested in selling lottery products. Once the process and retailer contract are defined and approved, Lottery management will begin vetting the process and the contents of the contract with the Wyoming Lottery Corporation Board of Directors, potential retailers and other key stakeholders to ensure that the process is fair and unbiased.

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September 23, 2013 12:00 pm  •  Associated Press 

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Lottery Corporation on Monday announced its selection of an Oregon man to serve as its first chief executive officer.+Jon Clontz, 49, will start Oct. 7 as CEO at a salary of $165,000 a year, said Brian Scott Gamroth, chairman of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation board.+Clontz served as deputy director with the Oregon Lottery for the past two years.+"His leadership qualities, strong communication skills, and a proven track record of success with the Oregon Lottery give us great confidence in his abilities to get things done for Wyoming," Gamroth said.+The Wyoming Legislature approved the creation of a state lottery early this year, and Gov. Matt Mead appointed the nine-member lottery board over the summer. Officials hope to have the lottery up and running next year.+The board says Clontz is an Army veteran and has a master's degree in public administration from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. His wife Renee and son Max will relocate to Cheyenne later this year.+Gamroth said Clontz will give information at a lottery board meeting in Casper this afternoon and Tuesday on how soon ticket sales may begin in Wyoming.+The board selected Clontz from among dozens of applicants, Gamroth said. He said the position was publicized in national lottery publications.+The lottery is expected to gross about $25 million in Wyoming, netting about $6 million a year after expenses and prizes. The first $6 million of proceeds will go to local governments. Anything above goes to a school fund.+Getting a statewide lottery in Wyoming has taken many years. Before the measure ultimately passed the Legislature this year, lottery bills had been shot down since the 1980s. Before this year, lottery proposals had never cleared the House, where revenue-generating bills originate.

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August 08, 2013 9:30 pm  •  

The board charged with establishing the Wyoming Lottery Corporation expects to secure its first lender and interview three chief executive officer finalists within the next three weeks.

The governor-appointed, nine-member Wyoming Lottery Board has been building a lottery from scratch since its first meeting on July 8.

Friday is the final day for Wyoming banks to submit proposals for a $1 million loan to the corporation, the board announced during a teleconference on Thursday. Board members said they plan to choose a lender

by Wednesday.

Six banks received requests for proposals from the board last month. Two have submitted their offers, and board members expect two more proposals by the end of Friday.

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July 08, 2013 8:00 pm  •  

The nine-member Wyoming Lottery Board, meeting on Monday for the first time, set its sights on a January 2014 launch date for its games of chance.

But six months leaves the group little time. Members began quick work on its corporate structure and the framework for equipping retail stores for a lottery in less than six months.

“We will launch when we know we have the right product for Wyoming,” said Brian Scott, board chairman and a radio host in Casper. “For some states, it has been four, six or eight months.”

The board wasn’t allowed to convene until after July 1, so it has a lot of work to do before it can get the Wyoming Lottery Corporation running. The corporation is still without a CEO, lottery vendor and the funds to start the company.

“With the right CEO and the right vendor, we can be up and running in less than six months,” said Mike Moser, the executive director of the Wyoming State Liquor Association.

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