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Missouri Lottery honors 'Clinic Gals'

Missouri LotteryMissouri Lottery: Missouri Lottery honors 'Clinic Gals'

"The Clinic Gals" of Dexter, Missouri, 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.

"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. Groups that wish to be considered for Lottery Team of the Month should visit the Lottery Captains Page at the Missouri Lottery Web site.

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3 comments. Last comment 7 years ago by rdgrnr.
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Posted: December 2, 2009, 11:45 pm - IP Logged

I don't get it, what's the point if they didn't win any major prizes?

    whitmansm2's avatar - Lottery-029.jpg
    Right here...can't you see me?
    United States
    Member #21521
    September 10, 2005
    131 Posts
    Posted: December 3, 2009, 12:34 am - IP Logged

    I don't get it, what's the point if they didn't win any major prizes?

    They put their name into a hat to be selected as walking advertisement for the lottery. They get lottery shirts, mugs, pens, mouse pads, etc., with the lottery logo all over it.  That way people see that "people really do win" and the group can feel special for getting recognized and feel stupid later when they do win big and people remember them.

    Get  it now?


    No No

    Don't cry over spilled milk.  Go milk another cow!!


      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
      Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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      Member #73904
      April 28, 2009
      14903 Posts
      Posted: December 3, 2009, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

      They look like a nice bunch of ladies so I wish them good luck. I'm good like that. They're lucky that none of them looked like any of my ex-wives though. Oh, the humanity.







      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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