Columbia Group Named June Lottery Team of the Month
Congratulations to the "POLO Club" of Columbia! The group was recognized as the Lottery Team of the Month for June as part of the Missouri Lottery’s 2008 Lottery Captains promotion. The promotion awards a Lottery group with prizes and a feature at Molottery.com each month during the calendar year.
The "POLO Club" is a group of 11 co-workers from Watlow in Columbia who have played Powerball and Lotto together since March. The members are also members of another group of Watlow employees who only play Powerball when the jackpot gets big. That larger group won a $200,000 Powerball prize in March, and the "POLO Club" formed because they wanted to play Powerball and Lotto for each drawing.
The members of the "POLO Club" are: Debbie Nichols (team co-captain), Marilyn Nowlin (team co-captain), Tony Huynh, Emma Nichols, Hanh Nguyen, Kathy Sapp, Aster Tekeste and Mary Wilson, all of Columbia; Margaret Plotner, Centralia; and Cheryl Biggerstaff and Sharon Lorton, both of Hallsville.
The group plays Powerball and Lotto for each drawing. Each member contributes $2 per drawing. They use Quick Pick to let the computer select their numbers. So far, the team has won smaller prizes, and they put those prizes toward the next drawing.
The team keeps playing each week with the hope of winning a big prize. After being a part of the other Watlow group that won $200,000, Nichols said the group believes they can win a big prize.
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