“The Clinic Gals” of Dexter have been named the December Lottery Team of the Month, earning the group of Powerball-playing co-workers and friends a prize package of Lottery merchandise, as well as a feature at Molottery.com.
“The Clinic Gals” work together in a doctor’s office in Dexter and have been playing Powerball together for more than two years. According to team captain Sherry Medler, a transcriptionist from Dexter, the team formed after one of the nurses who played regularly asked if anyone wanted to join her. The team now consists of six “Clinic Gals” who never miss a drawing. Members include: Mary Bolin, Gloria Hampton, Jayne Ralph and Tonya Roper, all of Dexter; and Jean Brown of Poplar Bluff.
“I keep a tally of everyone’s money and buy six Quick Pick tickets twice a week,” said Medler.
Eager and hopeful that they’ve won, team members are quick to follow up with her after each drawing to see if they should start planning trips or early retirement.
“Every Monday and Thursday, the girls come in my office and ask me if we are working because we want to or because we have to,” she said. “One of these days I’m going to tell them to give their two weeks notice ‘cause we won big!”
Though she teased that “no one will be working” in the clinic when they hit a big jackpot prize, in reality, Medler said charity would be the first thing the group thought of if they won.
“We’ve got a nurse who would open a ‘no kill’ shelter,” she said. “After our different charities, then we would begin to think about vacations and things.”
Each month, the Missouri Lottery recognizes a players group as part of the Lottery Captains promotion. To tell us about your team, go to the Lottery Captains Page at Molottery.com. To learn more about Powerball, visit the Lottery’s Powerball page.