2007-06-04 14:05:42.957

Hannibal Area Co-Workers Named Lottery Team of the Month

Congratulations to "Reaching for Riches" of Hannibal! The group was recognized as the Lottery Team of the Month for June as part of the Missouri Lottery’s 2007 Lottery Captains promotion. The promotion awards a Lottery players group with prizes and a feature at Molottery.com each month during the calendar year.
"Reaching for Riches" is a group of 10 co-workers who play Powerball together. The members are: Glenda McKenzie (co-captain), Gayla Garrett (co-captain), Lisa Porter, Vanessa Rench, Mary Shaffer, Michelle Wallace and Lori White, all of Hannibal; Tom Crews of Mexico; Nicole Shoemate of Monroe City; and Jeff Harmann of Quincy, Ill.
The members of "Reaching for Riches" started playing together about four years ago. They each put in $1 per drawing for Powerball for both weekly drawings. When the Powerball jackpot is high, they sometimes contribute $2 each. The group uses Quick Pick to let the computer choose their numbers.
McKenzie and Garrett buy the team’s tickets at various retail locations. When team members travel out of town, they sometimes purchase the tickets so they can buy tickets from across the state.
The group puts their small prizes back in the pool toward more tickets for the next drawing. The members of "Reaching for Riches" already have plans for the prize money if they ever win a big jackpot. Some of the team members would like to travel to Europe. A couple of the members would like to open a farm for rescued dogs. Team members would also use the money to pay for their children’s college educations.
"We want to go have fun and enjoy life," McKenzie said. "We like to have fun."
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