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January 7, 2011

Lottery Team of the Month Title Goes to Kansas City Co-Workers

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A team of Kansas City area co-workers has been named the Missouri Lottery’s January Team of the Month as part of the Lottery’s ongoing Captains Club promotion.  By day, the five-woman team, who call themselves “The Five Wannabes,” help build friendships through an international women’s organization; by night, they dream of hitting the Lottery.  As the Lottery’s Team of the Month, they will receive a prize package of Lottery merchandise, as well as a feature at Molottery.com.

Team members include:  Lola Ruby of Belton; Dawn Bogue, Lori Davis and Sandy Newland, all of Lee’s Summit; and Diane Doerste of Overland Park, Kan. 

According to Lola Ruby, who serves as team captain, the group is part of the “friendship connection” for their company, working within the membership department.  She said their group decided last summer to extend their own friendships by pooling their resources together to play Powerball, Mega Millions and Lotto twice each week.

“We like to mix up our locations, and each of us takes turns making the purchases,” she said of the group’s purchasing strategy for buying Quick Pick tickets.

She added that it’s “big dreams” that keep the team playing week after week.  She’s not sure exactly what each team member would do if they hit a big Lottery jackpot, but she is pretty sure a party would be involved.

“We all have various ideas, but you can bet we will celebrate together before getting down to business,” she teased.

The Missouri Lottery recognizes a players’ group each month as part of the Lottery Captains Club promotion.  To tell us about your team, or learn more about any Missouri Lottery games, visit Molottery.com.          

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