History in the Making: First Wyo Lotto Ticket Sold in Sheridan

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Sunday morning was a special time for Wyoming. It marked the end of a decades long attempt to bring lottery to the state, and long and behold the first ticket sold was to Mary Ogg of Sheridan. In a special ceremony held at the Holiday Gas station on Brundage Lane, Ogg was able to purchase not only the first, but the second lottery ticket ever, as the new system officially launched. Ogg described the process to win the right to buy the first ticket as very friendly...
Ogg said she was contacted that evening about her win, and initially though it was a fake call. The grandmother at 67 also won a Jeep through the contest, along with a years worth of Mega Millions tickets. She tells us that the Jeep is fancy...
She calls for others to purchase lottery tickets, but within reason. As to whether she was holding the winning ticket, she says she'd keep quiet if she won, and then get some financial advisement.

We also had a chance to speak with one of the key components of the lottery, Chairman of the board Brian Gamrot.
There have been many asking where the funds from a lottery will go, Gamrot breaks down the math...
As for Ogg, she joined in the ribbon cutting ceremony as well this morning, with local dignitaries present as well. Sheridan Mayor John Heath was there, as was Commissioner Tom Ringley, State Senator Bruce Burns, and Chamber CEO Dixie Johnson. A boat load of pictures from the ceremony can be found at our Facebook page here. Also be sure to look out for the video of Ogg buying the first ticket ever at our Facebook page as well.

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