The Wyoming Lottery Corporation has selected Greek gaming and lottery supplier Intralot as its gaming vendor, as the state prepares to launch its first lottery.

Intralot will provide systems and services to power the newly-formed WyoLotto, including start-up and ongoing services such as the supply, installation, maintenance and support of the new central lottery system, software platform and terminal network. The supplier will also recruit lottery retailers in the state.

The Wyoming Lottery Corporation was established by House Bill 77 in the 2013 legislative session, and signed into law by state governor Matt Mead in July. The company operates as a private business and does not hire state employees or take funds from the public purse.

Intralot was awarded the five-year contract, with the option for three five-year extensions, following a tender process which was launched in December last year. The lottery said that the three largest lottery suppliers in the industry had submitted proposals, with Intralot judged to be the most capable of delivering the system.

Wyoming Lottery CEO Jon Clontz commented that he had been impressed with the quality of Intralot’s customer focus.

“INTRALOT will provide quality systems and user-friendly terminals that make lottery products easy to sell,” Clontz said.

The lottery is set to launch later this year with Powerball and Mega Millions draw games.

Tom Little, president and chief executive of Intralot’s US subsidiary, said he was extremely pleased to have been selected as the lottery’s gaming partner. He added that he looked forward to launching the offering in a “secure and socially responsible manner to set the stage for future growth, and to maximize long-term sales and returns for its beneficiaries.”