October 31, 2007
St. Louis Area Co-Workers Named Lottery Team of the Month
Congratulations to "The Believers" of St. Louis! The group was recognized as the Lottery Team of the Month for November 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 Believers" are a group of 16 co-workers from a law firm in St. Louis, who have played Powerball together for two years. The members are: Rita Stephens (team captain), Fenton; Melissa Utt, Arnold; Toni Kunkel, Ballwin; Lisa Evans, Barnhart ;Colleen Casey, Herculaneum; Debbie Schmidt, High Ridge; Christy Hughes, Oakville; Michele Johnson, Yvette Maroney and Chris Rancilio, all of St. Louis; Jackie Waldmann, Webster Groves; Sandy Koch, Alhambra, Ill.; Kathy Morganstern and Karen Saxton, both of Belleville, Ill.; Kim Bland, O’Fallon, Ill.; and Diana Burris, Columbia, Ill.
Each member puts in $1 for the Wednesday and Saturday Powerball drawings. They use Quick Pick to let the computer select their numbers. Stephens said that the members pay for the entire month in advance, which makes it easier to keep track of who has paid. She uses a chart to keep track of the team’s payments.
Stephens usually purchases the group’s tickets at San Luis ZX, 1501 Hawkins Road in Fenton.
"We have been believing for a little over a year now and just know it will happen," Stephens wrote on the team’s entry. "We pool our winnings and when they get to be around $100, we buy Scratchers tickets, reserve a conference room and have a scratch-off luncheon. We are looking forward to that big win, which we believe will happen someday, hopefully soon."
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