June 29, 2007
Jefferson City Area Co-Workers Named Lottery Team of the Month
Congratulations to "The PI Dreamers" of Jefferson City! The group was recognized as the Lottery Team of the Month for July 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.
"The PI Dreamers" is a group of 11 co-workers who play Powerball and Lotto together.
The members are: Tammy Amend (team captain) and Missy Miller, both of Russellville; Marge Talken, Connie Sadler, Kristen Edwards and Gary Bagnull, all of Jefferson City; Janet Massman, Meta; Diane Buthod, Centertown; Cindy Lenger, Prairie Home; Pam Hendrix, Fulton; and Lori Reed, California.
The members of "The PI Dreamers" started playing together about two years ago. They started playing in December to have some fun at Christmas. They planned to stop playing after Christmas, but they enjoyed playing and didn’t stop in January. Shortly after, they won $100, and they have played together since then.
Each member puts in $1 for the Wednesday and Saturday drawings. Amend takes the total amount donated and divides it in half, using half of the money to play Powerball and the other half to play Lotto. The group uses Quick Pick to let the computer choose their numbers.
Amend buys the team’s tickets from two Lottery retailers - Mertens Mini Mart, Highway C and Simpson St. in Russellville, and HyVee, 3721 W. Truman Blvd. in Jefferson City.
Amend said the group keeps playing each week because, "We are dreaming that we’ll win the big prize."
"You can’t win if you don’t play," Amend said. "We enjoy it. We always have the hope that we can win."
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