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February 1, 2007

Co-Workers From Quincy Plant Named Lottery Team of the Month

Congratulations to "Amcon’s Finest" of Quincy, Ill.! "Amcon’s Finest" was recognized as the Lottery Team of the Month for February as part of the Missouri Lottery’s 2007 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.
"Amcon’s Finest" are a group of 26 co-workers from Amcon Distributing in Quincy, Ill., who play Powerball together. The members are: Aaron Lay (team captain), Denise Goodwin and June Vincent, all of Lewistown; Gina Burwinkel, Ursa, Ill.; Bill Ogle, Tioga, Ill.; Neila Anderson, Baylis, Ill.; Deanna Koehler, Hull, Ill.; and Gregg Rupp, Andrea Frese, Peggy Wellman, Mark Hagerbaumer, Vickie Hilgenbrink, Carol Allen, Lyndell Law, Donna Cassidy, Byl Watters, Becky Booth, Nick Terwelp, Nancy Leckbee, Nancy Walker, Michelle Voth, Julie Hyer, Aaron Miller, Mark Foiles, Jay Lummer and Melissa Weppler, all of Quincy, Ill.
The members of "Amcon’s Finest" started playing together about two years ago during a large Powerball jackpot. They usually play Powerball when the jackpot reaches at least $100 million, and they play both of the weekly drawings. Each member contributes $1 per drawing. Lay buys the team’s tickets at Lewistown Convenience Store, Highway 6 W. in Lewistown. They use Quick Pick to let the computer choose their numbers.
The most "Amcon’s Finest" has won was $100. When they win a prize, they either put it towards more Powerball tickets or use it for a pizza party.
If they ever win the jackpot, Lay already knows how he will tell the team.
"I would tell them before we clocked in for work," Lay said. "We would probably leave and go eat breakfast!"
Lay said he enjoys hearing everyone talk about what they would do if they won the jackpot.
"It’s everyone’s dream to hit the ’big one’ ... to be debt free," Lay said. "But, all in all, it’s fun to hear everyone’s dreams of what they would do with their share. That’s one reason for being captain - to hear them talk about the winnings."
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