2008-11-10 10:32:32.2

St. Louis Players Group Named Lottery Team of the Month

Story Photo Congratulations to “The Chosen Millionaires” from St. Louis!  The group was recognized as the November Lottery Team of the Month as part of the Missouri Lottery’s 2008 Lottery Captains promotion.  Each month, the promotion awards a Lottery group with prizes and a feature at Molottery.com. 

“The Chosen Millionaires” group consists of five co-workers who have recently organized themselves into an official Missouri Lottery Team – complete with a contract signed by each team member.

“We were all buying tickets separately and winning,” said captain Donna Ware.  “So we decided to form a group.”  The group also includes Vanessa Reed of St. Louis, Carmen Delaney of University City, Krystyna Kretz of Crestwood and Amy Baumgartner of Florissant. 

Team members, who work at a St. Louis area hospital, employ a unique approach when buying tickets.  In an effort to mix it up a bit, everyone in the group purchases Powerball and Lotto tickets at a variety of retail locations for each game’s twice weekly drawings.  They then pool the tickets together the day before each drawing and make copies for each member.  The tickets are a mix of selected numbers and Quick Picks. 

They have won “a lot of free tickets” and have used small wins to purchase additional tickets for the team.  Plans for larger payoffs include paying off debts, vacationing, donating to their respective churches and helping family members. 

“Just the dream of winning a big prize keeps us playing week after week,” said Ware.  

“We’re just five women with dreams,” she added.  “And you can’t win if you don’t play,” she said noting that everyone’s number is on speed dial ready for news of a big win!

Tell us about your players group!  Visit the 2008 Lottery Captains Promotion page at Molottery.com for details.  

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