Captain Ken Baker of Apple Valley, CA
Captain Ken Baker and his team won a pack of 20X The Money Scratchers® with the Jackpot Captain Spotlight Promotion!
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What makes a good Jackpot Captain? Some might say strong organizational skills. Others might think it’s the ability to communicate effectively. For Ken Baker, it’s all about trust.
“Our group trusts me and knows we will win big and will forever be a happy group,” he explained. That’s why Baker became an official Jackpot Captain to give his team more ways to win.
Baker is the Jackpot Captain of the Double Deckers, a team of eleven out of Apple Valley (San Bernardino County). The group originally formed while playing the card game, Double Deck Pinochle. About a year ago they decided to test their luck and started playing the California Lottery on a regular basis.
Each week the Double Deckers play SuperLotto Plus®, Mega Millions® and Powerball®. As the Jackpot Captain, Baker is in charge of collecting the cash and buying the tickets. He uses a combination of numbers pulled from the group’s Pinochle play preferences, combinations that everyone agrees on.
“Our main ritual is to be honest and open with each other,” he added.
So far the team has had small wins here and there, but what will happen if they hit the big one? “Our group would enjoy life and we would all make life better for many others.” For Baker, that means sharing with his family. And if the jackpot is large enough, Baker would like to start a non-profit for young children, with the help of his wife and daughter.