June 30, 2006
Camdenton Area Group is Named Lottery Team of the Month
Congratulations to the "Dream Team" of Camdenton! The Camdenton area group was recognized as the Lottery Team of the Month for July 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.
The "Dream Team" is a group of 20 co-workers and friends from Work Connections in Camdenton. The members are: Dianne Richardson (team captain), Jim Richardson, Bob O’Keefe and Nichole Stephens, all of Osage Beach; Dianna Phillips, Lan Hin Hunot, Margie Adams and Vicky Loggins, all of Camdenton; Fern Doublin, Sunrise Beach; Edith Crabtree, Erica Johnson, Joyce Dampier, Kay Trent and Sondra Rowden, all of Lebanon; Heather Rogers, Pam Gilbert and Larry Maggard, all of Montreal; Sharon Tuchek and Shirley Woolfolk, both of Linn Creek; and Vicki White, Eldon.
The members of the "Dream Team" started playing Powerball together in February after a group of employees from Nebraska won $365 million playing Powerball. They each contribute $1 per drawing. They hold that money and play when the jackpot reaches more than $50 million.
Team members take turns buying the tickets at a variety of retail locations. They use several methods to choose their numbers including fortune cookies, the Numbers Wizard at Molottery.com and Quick Pick.
The group has won a few dollars at different times. Richardson keeps the prize money so the team can use it to play when the jackpot gets very large or when they have a good fortune from a fortune cookie.
Although the "Dream Team" hasn’t won a jackpot yet, they keep playing with the dream of winning.
"We’re all a bunch of dreamers," Richardson said. "We know it can happen to us just like anybody else."
The "Dream Team" already has plans for the prize if they win big. They plan to take a trip to Hawaii together.
In the few months the team has been playing together, Richardson has learned what it takes to have a successful team.
"Be patient," Richardson said. "Your day comes. Just keep dreaming. And sometimes you have to do the dreaming for (the team)."
Tell us about YOUR players’ group! Visit the 2006 Lottery Captain’s Promotion page at www.molottery.com.