Congratulations to the “Scratchin’ Fools,” a small group of employees at the Unilever plant in Jefferson City! The group was recognized as the January Lottery Team of the Month as part of the Missouri Lottery’s 2009 Lottery Captains promotion. Each month, the promotion awards a Lottery group with prizes and a feature at Molottery.com.
While the size of the group has fluctuated since it began almost two years ago, the current “Scratchin’ Fools” are Beth Johnson of Eldon, Jennifer Wyatt of Holts Summit and Christian Walton of California.
Unlike a lot of Lottery teams that focus on Powerball or Lotto tickets, this trio prefers Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets. In fact, they purchase Scratchers “every day we work,” sticking to tickets with a purchase price of $5 and under. The team won $500 in October of 2007.
Team Captain Wyatt explained that coworkers could regularly be found “scratching off tickets at our lunch breaks” and, in time, the daily activity evolved into an official Lottery team.
“You never know when the big one’s going to hit,” she cited as the driving force behind the group’s continued activity.
Thoughts of winning big have started banter among the teammates about “going on vacation together,” she said. “But if we hit really big, we’d probably share with family, friends and charity.”
Tell us about your players group! Visit the Lottery Captains Promotion page at Molottery.com for details.