Cowboy Draw is a game organized in the state of Wyoming. This lottery is liked very much by players for a very simple reason – in its case probability of winning is higher when compared to the competition.
Additionally, jackpot starts from $ 250,000 and, like in other lottery games, it goes to the next draw, if no one wins it in a given one. Cowboy Draw takes place twice a week, every Monday and Thursday.
How to play the Cowboy Draw?
In order to participate in the game, you must be over 18 years of age. The lottery draw in the cowboy style takes place every Monday and Thursday at exactly 18.00, and the results can be checked on the website or at the sales point.
The first step is to find the nearest sales point. They can be found throughout the state. However, if a player cannot find any sales point in his/her area, he/she should just use the lottery website, enter the location wanted, and the system will tell him/her where the nearest sales point is.
A player chooses five numbers from the pool from 1 to 45. He/she can do it in person, choosing them manually using his/her intuition. A player can also choose the Quick Pick option, which means quick selection. It consists in automatic generation of five random numbers by the system. It is a great solution for players who are beginners or who simply do not have much time to play.
Do not fill in your ticket with a red pen. This is inconsistent with the rules and such a ticket, even if victorious, will not be taken into account. Tickets for the Cowboy Draw cost $5 for a ticket, which consists of two sets of 5 winning numbers. It gives you two chances to win.
It is important to carefully verify your ticket. All data must be right: numbers that take part in the draw, amount, date of the draw, etc. After receiving the ticket, you must first sign it with your first and last name. This process is necessary and very important!
The prizes are given to the ticket holder. This means that if a ticket gets stolen, a player has no proof that it belonged to him. However, if it is signed, complications can be easily avoided. It is best to sign the ticket and hide it in a safe place so that it will not be damaged.
How much can I win in the Cowboy Draw?
The prizes are paid in a form of a lump sum. If it happens that more than one person correctly match the numbers, the money is divided equally between them. Each player has 180 days from the date of the draw to collect the prize. Prizes up to USD 599 can be collected at any Wyolotto sales point or at Wyoming lottery office. Prizes from $ 600 and higher, including the jackpot, must be registered at the Wyoming Lottery Corporation headquarters.
What is my chance to win?
In the game there are four categories of prizes. They are classified as follows:
- Category 1 – a player matched the 5 drawn numbers. He/she wins jackpot, and the chance is 1: 610 879,75.
- Category 2 – a player matched 4 numbers. He/she wins a prize amounting to USD 1000 with a chance to win of 1: 3,054,65.
- Category 3 – a player matched 3 numbers. The chance is 1: 78,57 and he/she wins $20.
- Category 4 – a player matched 2 of the 5 drawn numbers. The chance is 1: 6.44 and the prize is $5.