CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming has taken a major step in getting its new lottery up and running.
The Wyoming Lottery Corporation board on Friday selected international gaming giant Intralot as the state's lottery vendor pending negotiation of a contract with the company.
Intralot is based in Athens, Greece. It would provide and install the actual machines from which Powerball and Mega Millions tickets would be purchased.
Wyoming Lottery CEO Jon Clontz says Intralot was among three major gaming vendors that submitted proposals.
Clontz says Intralot's bid scored the highest.
He says the selection of a vendor is big step in making Wyoming's lottery a reality.
It's hoped that the Wyoming Lottery will start selling tickets by October.
Work that remains to be done includes selecting specific locations for the lottery machines.