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WyoLotto shares first profits with local governments

 

April 6, 2016



CHEYENNE (AP) — While it pales in comparison with the recent billion-dollar Powerball jackpot, the $1 million in state lottery proceeds going to Wyoming cities, towns and counties this month is just as welcome by mayors, council members and commissioners around the state who are wrestling with budget shortfalls.

“Any bit of distribution and revenues is extremely helpful,” Shelley Simonton, executive director of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities, said Tuesday.

WyoLotto officials on Tuesday presented state Treasurer Mark Gordon with a check for more than $1 million, which Gordon...



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