November 30, 2007
Joplin Co-Workers Named Lottery Team of the Month
Congratulations to the "Lucky Lunch Ladies" of Joplin! The group was recognized as the Lottery Team of the Month for December 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 "Lucky Lunch Ladies" are a group of 10 co-workers who work in the cafeteria at Joplin High School and have played Powerball and Lotto together for two years. The members are: Dolores Ogden (team captain), Janis Baker, Addie Ball, Delila Biggers, Daina Burkett and Tina Hodge, all of Joplin; Tracy Puckett and Pat Stokes, both of Duquesne; Linda Rivera, Webb City; and Tammy Dean, Fairland, Okla.
Each member puts in $1 for the Wednesday and Saturday Powerball drawings and $1 for the Wednesday and Saturday Lotto drawings. They use Quick Pick to let the computer select their numbers. Puckett purchases the team’s tickets at various retailers in the Joplin area.
The "Lucky Lunch Ladies" keep a positive attitude, saying "when we win" instead of "if we win." The members all have ideas of what they would do if they won, but Ogden said that Rivera, who is from Puerto Rico, wants the group to go there together if they win a jackpot.
Ogden said the thing that keeps them playing each week is "just hoping that this is our week."
Tell us about YOUR players group! Visit the 2007 Lottery Captains Promotion page at Molottery.com for details.