May 1, 2006
Kansas City Area Group is Named Lottery Team of the Month
Congratulations to "Playing for the Fund of It" of Stilwell, Kan.! The Kansas City area group was recognized as the Lottery Team of the Month for May as part of the Missouri Lottery’s 2006 Lottery Captain’s promotion. The promotion awards a Lottery players group with prizes and a feature at Molottery.com each month during the calendar year.
"Playing for the Fund of It" is a team of 16 co-workers from the Customer Care group at DEMDACO in Stilwell, Kan., who play Powerball together. The members are: Rob Orr (team captain) of Ottawa, Kan.; Maggie Barrett and Gervis Beiriger of Lenexa, Kan.; Lorraine Adams of Lawrence, Kan.; Debra Johnson of Overland Park, Kan.; Joan Bird-Pierce, Shellie Newkirk and Kevin Price, all of Belton; Val Ficken of Kansas City; Nancy Welch and Sherry Lovell of Raymore; Renee Hillyer and Melissa Drury, both of Peculiar; Cheryl Kagarice of Creighton; Lois Catts of Harrisonville; and Carrie Adams of Raytown.
The members of "Playing for the Fund of It" started playing together in June 2003 during a large Powerball jackpot. They contribute $1 per drawing each to play Powerball every Wednesday and Saturday.
Orr buys the team’s tickets at a variety of retail locations using Quick Pick to let the computer generate their lucky numbers. He keeps the tickets in an envelope with a list of everyone’s names and phone numbers in case they win big. The group has won $100 two times. They used the prize to have breakfast and dinner as a group on those two occasions. When they win less than $100, they put the money toward tickets for the next drawing.
"Playing for the Fund of It" hasn’t won a big prize yet, but Orr says they have plenty of ideas about what they would do if they do hit the jackpot.
"You name it, it’s been mentioned," said Orr.
Tell us about YOUR players’ group! Visit the 2006 Lottery Captain’s Promotion page.