March 28, 2008
April Lottery Team of the Month Are Kansas City Co-Workers
Congratulations to "Team Scratcher" of Kansas City! The group was recognized as the Lottery Team of the Month for April as part of the Missouri Lottery’s 2008 Lottery Captains promotion. The promotion awards a Lottery players group with prizes and a feature at Molottery.com each month during the calendar year.
"Team Scratcher" is a group of nine co-workers from International Consulting Group in Kansas City who have played Powerball together for two years. The members are: Teresa Thompson (team captain) and Angela Carey, both of Kansas City; Becky O’Connor, Blue Springs; Charlene Gannaway, Dearborn; Tonya Johnston, Gladstone; Robert Walton, Independence; Isaac Kilgore, Liberty; Earl Bradley, Platte City; and Kristina Smith, Raytown.
The group plays Powerball for each drawing, and they occasionally play Lotto as well. Each member contributes $4 per week. They each choose two sets of numbers and use Quick Pick to select the remaining numbers.
The group uses multi-draw to purchase the same sets of numbers for two to three consecutive drawings. The members usually rotate buying the team’s tickets each time.
The team has won small prizes every now and then, and they put those prizes toward the next drawing. If they win more than $100, they will split the prize between the members.
The team keeps playing each week with the thought that "this may be our lucky week, and we can all retire and spend our lives doing what makes us truly happy," Thompson said.
Thompson also offered some advice from her team to other Lottery groups.
"Keep playing even if you haven’t won," Thompson said. "Don’t give up hope. We feel that consistency is very important."
Tell us about YOUR players group! Visit the 2008 Lottery Captains Promotion page
at Molottery.com for details