Wyoming Lottery Still Seeking Retailer Applications
According to Wyoming Lottery CEO, Jon Clontz, despite the successful launch of the application process on May 21, the lottery is encouraging interested retailers who haven't yet applied to submit an application.
"We've received around 300 applications online so far, and several by mail, representing more than 500 locations,Our goal is to place a maximum of 450 to 500 terminals statewide, but we'll certainly experience attrition as a result of the vetting process. That means retailers who haven't applied yet still have a good chance of becoming a WyoLotto ticket seller."
Business owners who submit applications must undergo a thorough review. The vetting process includes financial and criminal background checks on all applicants. Lottery officials say that a certain percentage may not pass the checks, so they encourage additional applications until they've filled all of the available slots.
Clontz said the lottery will also maintain a 90-day waiting list of approved applicants so he can quickly fill future vacancies as they occur.
"There's no downside to applying and we have kept the process simple, so if a retailer's interested in selling lottery tickets, it makes sense to get an application in."
Wyoming retail business owners have several options for applying to become a WyoLotto™ retailer. Retailers can:
Applications submitted in person or by mail should be directed to: Wyoming Lottery Corporation, Attn: Retail Contracts, 1620 Central Ave, Suite 100, Cheyenne, WY 82001.
Wyoming retailers with questions about the WyoLotto application or the application process may contact the Wyoming Lottery at 307.432.9300.