3 Wyoming Residents Win $50,000 in Powerball Drawing
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — While no one in Wyoming won the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot, three residents were only one number away.
Residents in Cheyenne, Evanston and Green River matched four numbers and the Powerball number on Wednesday, winning $50,000.
The winners have chosen to remain anonymous.
Ticket retailers in Wyoming made tens of thousands of dollars while lottery hopefuls snapped up tickets before last week's drawing. Retailers receive a 6 percent cut of the lottery tickets they sell.
The $1.6 billion jackpot was won by three people from California, Tennessee and Florida, and since winning tickets were sold, the Powerball jackpot is back to $40 million.