Congratulations to “The Wise Ones,” a group of eight co-workers at Wise El Santo in St. Louis! The group was recognized as the April 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 a prize package and a feature at Molottery.com.
“Our main job is selling safety products (at Wise El Santo). Our second job is playing Powerball,” teased team captain Lisa Lesinski. “You can’t win if you don’t play, and you have to keep on playing because you never know if today is your day.”
Team members, dubbed “The Wise Ones,” pool their resources together every week for the Wednesday and Saturday night Powerball drawings. Each player contributes $1 toward each drawing, always using the game’s Quick Pick feature to allow the computer to randomly select the numbers for them.
“The Wise Ones” have been a Lottery team since January of 2007 and include: John Kuntz, Sandy Maas and Gary Timmerman, all of Florissant; Chris Mohr and Cathy Stephens, both of St. Louis; Chris Frame and Jenny Graelish, both of Belleville, Ill.; and Lisa Lesinski of St. Ann. So far they’ve won $100 on two occasions.
Lesinski said “most would probably keep working for while” if they were to win a large jackpot prize. “Insurance is expensive!” she said. Beyond that, Lottery daydreams include “some day… some beach… somewhere.”
The dedicated group even keeps track of a frequently-traveling member with “a map on the wall with a stick-on car so we know where he is to reach him when we hit the big one!”
Tell us about your players group! Visit the Lottery Captains Promotion page at Molottery.com for details.