October 4, 2005
'The Dreamers' Recognized As Lottery Team Of The Month
Congratulations to the "Dreamers" of Hannibal! Their group was recognized as the Lottery Team of the Month for October as part of the Missouri Lottery’s 2005 Lottery Captains’ promotion. The promotion awards a Lottery players’ group with prizes and a feature at Molottery.com each month during the calendar year.
The "Dreamers" is a group of 15 co-workers who all work at Hannibal Carbide Tools Inc., in Hannibal. The members are: Chris Hamilton (captain), Palmyra; Dennis Dewey (co-captain), Betty Myers, Vicki Arbar, Rhonda Stevenson, Lori Paxton, Angie Brown, Jennifer Dryden, Cindy Fredd, Tara Higgins, Dory Dolbeare, Emily Hamilton and Ron Ward, all of Hannibal; Amanda Davis and David Krigbaum, both of New London.
Caroline "Chris" Hamilton, one of the group’s co-captains, said the group started playing Powerball last January, when the jackpot was high, and they’ve been playing as a group ever since. Hamilton said they each contribute $2 a week, and they use that money to buy $15 worth of Powerball tickets for each of the Wednesday and Saturday drawings. They started out using Quick Pick for all the combinations, but now they select four combinations and Quick Pick the rest.
Hamilton said the majority of the time, they purchase tickets at Parson’s Texaco, 2000 Highway 61 S. in Hannibal. According to Hamilton, the group came up with the team’s name from the various dreams they have about what they would do if they won a big jackpot.
"We plan to play until we win," said Hamilton.
Tell us about YOUR players group! Visit the "Promotions" section of the Lottery’s Web site?www.molottery.com?for more information about the 2005 Lottery Captains’ Promotion.