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USS Rankin Lottery Pool #35
April 1, 2016 June 30, 2016
This is the website for a Powerball and Mega Millions lottery pool with about a hundred participants. About half of us served aboard the USS Rankin (AKA-103), an attack cargo ship in commission from 1945 to 1971. Most of the others learned about us on the internet or by word of mouth.
We have a lot of fun playing these multistate lotteries, and of course we hope to hit the Jackpot one day. We are encouraged by the fact that we've won money in over 1,500 consecutive drawings since 2007.
We operate honestly and openly, and every dollar contributed to the pool is used to buy lottery tickets. You can get more information by following the links at the top of this page.
The pool is run by Louis "Skip" Sander, who served on the Rankin in 1961-1963. It is run for the benefit of the participants, and is not an activity of The USS Rankin Association. We just piggyback on their website and email.
CLICK HERE to see some interesting lottery stories and a useful lottery website.
The table below is for the current pool. Information about pools from Pool #1 in November, 2007 to the start of this one, including our winnings and over $14 billion in Jackpot payouts, can be found HERE.
LOTTERY POOL #35 RESULTS MEGA MILLIONS AND POWERBALL
We use a highly-developed Excel workbook to keep track of everything about each pool, including our players, the numbers we play, the jackpots, and our winnings. It is used in creating this table, which is typically updated within a few hours of each drawing. There are occasional delays of a day or more, usually when our webmaster is out of town. The record of Tweets at the top of this page is almost always up-to-date.
Wk
Day
Date
MM or PB
Jackpot
Annuity Value*
Jackpot
Cash
Value*
Number of Shares
**
Cash Value of
1 Share After Taxes **
Number of Tickets Bought
Winning Numbers
(Powerball and Mega Ball in Red)
Our Pool's
Winnings
***
Our Pool's
Winnings To Date
***
1
Fri
04/01/16
MM
$50,000,000
$32,400,000
101
$208,000
60
25
28
33
41
69
6
$5.00
$5.00
Sat
04/02/16
PB
$135,000,000
$87,900,000
102
$560,000
26
9
28
30
40
61
3
$4.00
$9.00
2
Tue
04/05/16
MM
$57,000,000
$37,200,000
102
$237,000
60
13
45
52
53
57
10
$4.00
$13.00
Wed
04/06/16
PB
$148,000,000
$97,600,000
103
$615,000
26+10
4
28
49
60
65
25
$4.00
$17.00
Fri
04/08/16
MM
$65,000,000
$42,800,000
106
$262,000
60
31
38
52
65
71
15
$6.00
$23.00
Sat
04/09/16
PB
$168,000,000
$110,700,000
108
$666,000
26+10
14
22
23
41
61
9
$4.00
$27.00
3
Tue
04/12/16
MM
$72,000,000
$47,500,000
108
$285,000
60
7
11
59
62
63
3
$5.00
$32.00
Wed
04/13/16
PB
$184,000,000
$122,400,000
113
$704,000
26+15
30
33
35
38
64
22
$4.00
$36.00
Fri
04/15/16
MM
$80,000,000
$52,400,000
113
$301,000
60
9
10
34
37
73
9
$5.00
$41.00
Sat
04/16/16
PB
$205,000,000
$136,400,000
116
$764,000
26+15
3
18
25
32
51
3
$4.00
$45.00
4
Tue
04/19/16
MM
$89,000,000
$58,500,000
118
$322,000
60
9
28
40
57
65
2
$5.00
$50.00
Wed
04/20/16
PB
$227,000,000
$150,800,000
118
$830,000
26+20
12
25
30
52
62
8
$11.00
$61.00
Fri
04/22/16
MM
$97,000,000
$63,600,000
118
$350,000
60
2
19
21
42
60
13
$11.00
$72.00
Sat
04/23/16
PB
$251,000,000
$165,800,000
118
$913,000
26+20
19
35
46
59
62
13
$4.00
$76.00
5
Tue
04/26/16
MM
$108,000,000
$69,500,000
118
$382,000
60
14
16
17
28
48
2
$9.00
$85.00
Wed
04/27/16
PB
$282,000,000
$183,800,000
118
$1,012,000
26+25
2
25
33
39
64
17
$4.00
$89.00
Fri
04/29/16
MM
$118,000,000
$75,500,000
118
$415,000
60
5
6
37
55
74
10
$4.00
$93.00
Sat
04/30/16
PB
$314,000,000
$204,700,000
118
$1,127,000
26+25
3
12
16
32
34
14
$4.00
$97.00
6
Tue
05/03/16
MM
$128,000,000
$82,500,000
118
$454,000
60
28
29
33
36
45
15
$4.00
$101.00
Wed
05/04/16
PB
$348,000,000
$226,100,000
118
$1,245,000
26+25
30
47
57
66
69
3
$4.00
$105.00
Fri
05/06/16
MM
$138,000,000
$89,700,000
118
$494,000
60
14
26
27
32
36
7
$6.00
$111.00
Sat
05/07/16
PB
$415,000,000
$269,700,000
118
$1,485,000
30+25
5
25
26
44
66
9
$4.00
$115.00
7
Tue
05/10/16
MM
$150,000,000
$98,300,000
118
$541,000
60+30
12
22
46
56
74
4
$5.00
$120.00
Wed
05/11/16
PB
$40,000,000
$26,500,000
118
$145,000
30
20
32
52
66
69
23
$4.00
$124.00
Fri
05/13/16
MM
$161,000,000
$105,700,000
118
$582,000
60+30
20
21
38
54
66
7
$6.00
$130.00
Sat
05/14/16
PB
$50,000,000
$33,100,000
118
$182,000
30
13
27
47
64
65
9
$4.00
$134.00
8
Tue
05/17/16
MM
$174,000,000
$114,700,000
120
$621,000
60+45
17
24
27
48
75
6
$4.00
$138.00
Wed
05/18/16
PB
$60,000,000
$40,000,000
120
$216,000
30
23
25
39
54
67
11
$8.00
$146.00
Fri
05/20/16
MM
$187,000,000
$123,200,000
120
$667,000
60+45
19
24
26
40
68
8
$6.00
$152.00
Sat
05/21/16
PB
$70,000,000
$46,600,000
120
$252,000
30
5
7
9
23
32
26
$4.00
$156.00
9
Tue
05/24/16
MM
$203,000,000
$132,100,000
120
$715,000
60+45
11
50
51
70
75
15
$6.00
$162.00
Wed
05/25/16
PB
$80,000,000
$52,200,000
120
$282,000
30
11
24
41
59
64
15
$4.00
$166.00
Fri
05/27/16
MM
$218,000,000
$142,000,000
120
$769,000
60+45
18
41
50
68
70
9
$5.00
$171.00
Sat
05/28/16
PB
$90,000,000
$58,700,000
120
$317,000
30
10
Tue
05/31/16
MM
$235,000,000
$153,300,000
120
$830,000
60+45
Wed
06/01/16
PB
30
Fri
06/03/16
MM
60+45
Sat
06/04/16
PB
30
11
Tue
06/07/16
MM
60
Wed
06/08/16
PB
30
Fri
06/10/16
MM
60
Sat
06/11/16
PB
30
12
Tue
06/14/16
MM
60
Wed
06/15/16
PB
30
Fri
06/17/16
MM
60
Sat
06/18/16
PB
30
13
Tue
06/21/16
MM
60
Wed
06/22/16
PB
30
Fri
06/24/16
MM
60
Sat
06/25/16
PB
30
14
Tue
06/28/16
MM
60
Wed
06/29/16
PB
30

* Jackpot figures are estimates from lottery officials. Mega Millions annuities are paid out over 25 years, Powerball annuities over 30. Cash values are paid out immediately. Jackpot winners almost always choose a cash payout. The cash values of Jackpots qualifying for Big Jackpots play are shown in green, as are the number of Big Jackpots tickets bought for that drawing. Jackpots actually won are shown in gold.
** We need to sell 100 shares to buy a full complement of tickets without dipping into our reserves. If we don't have that many by the start of Week 3, we actively solicit additional players. "Cash Value of 1 Share After Taxes" is the estimated after tax winnings of each share if we take our winnings in cash, which almost all winners do. Taxes are estimated at 35%.
*** The data in this table  are believed to be accurate, but are for informational purposes only. Actual winnings will be known when tickets are redeemed at the end of the pool, and will be reported to participants at that time.