- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Lottery has released salary information for staff and board members, though it did not include employee’s names. The information comes after weeks of denying a local newspaper’s request for the figures.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1SmONDQ ) that WyoLotto spends $644,196 on staff salaries and $13,875 to date on board member salaries. Tickets have been sold since August.

The Cheyenne-based lottery also released annual salaries and job titles of the eight staff members, but did not provide names of people who occupied each job.

The lottery and newspaper disagreed in the interpretation of the 2013 law that created the organization.

Lottery officials argued it is a private company, since its board obtained a bank loan for startup costs. The newspaper contends it is quasi-public because the governor appoints the board.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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