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USS Rankin Lottery Pool #38
January 1, 2017 March 31, 2017
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). Most of the others learned about us on the Internet. You are invited to join us if you'd like.
We have a lot of fun playing these lotteries, and of course we hope to hit the Jackpot one day. We are discouraged by the odds against winning a jackpot, but encouraged by the fact that we've won money in over 1,600 consecutive drawings since 2007.
We operate honestly and with total transparency among our players: Every dollar contributed to the pool is used to buy lottery tickets. Every player knows the name, address, and phone number of every person who is playing. Every player is also informed about every number that we play and every dollar that we win.
The pool is run by Louis "Skip" Sander, who was an officer on the Rankin in 1961-1963. It is run exclusively 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 $16 billion in Jackpot payouts, can be found HERE.

LOTTERY POOL #38 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
***
Big Jackpots Tickets/ Winnings
***
1
Tue
01/03/17
MM
$105,000,000
$62,500,000
94
$432,000
55
14
16
23
49
53
12
$6.00
$6.00
n/a
Wed
01/04/17
PB
$80,000,000
$48,200,000
94
$333,000
26
16
17
29
41
42
4
$4.00
$10.00
n/a
Fri
01/06/17
MM
$117,000,000
$69,700,000
94
$481,000
55
6
10
44
47
54
6
$4.00
$14.00
n/a
Sat
01/07/17
PB
$94,000,000
$56,600,000
99
$371,000
26
3
12
24
37
63
10
$4.00
$18.00
n/a
2
Tue
01/10/17
MM
$126,000,000
$76,600,000
104
$478,000
45
11
20
40
41
59
15
$3.00
$21.00
n/a
Wed
01/11/17
PB
$106,000,000
$64,900,000
104
$405,000
26
1
3
13
16
43
24
$4.00
$25.00
n/a
Fri
01/13/17
MM
$137,000,000
$83,400,000
104
$521,000
45
10
44
58
74
75
11
$3.00
$28.00
n/a
Sat
01/14/17
PB
$121,000,000
$74,100,000
104
$463,000
26
23
55
59
64
69
13
$4.00
$32.00
n/a
3
Tue
01/17/17
MM
$150,000,000
$90,600,000
104
$566,000
45
20
31
54
56
59
3
$4.00
$36.00
n/a
Wed
01/18/17
PB
$135,000,000
$82,500,000
104
$515,000
26
25
55
59
64
69
13
$4.00
$40.00
n/a
Fri
01/20/17
MM
$162,000,000
$98,400,000
104
$615,000
45
7
9
24
41
53
14
$4.00
$44.00
20 / $7.00
Sat
01/21/17
PB
$153,000,000
$93,500,000
104
$584,000
26
23
25
45
52
67
2
$4.00
$48.00
n/a
4
Tue
01/24/17
MM
$177,000,000
$106,000,000
104
$662,000
45
20
Wed
01/25/17
PB
$170,000,000
$103,000,000
104
$643,000
26
n/a
Fri
01/27/17
MM
45
n/a
Sat
01/28/17
PB
26
n/a
5
Tue
01/31/17
MM
45
n/a
Wed
02/01/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
02/03/17
MM
45
n/a
Sat
02/04/17
PB
26
n/a
6
Tue
02/07/17
MM
45
n/a
Wed
02/08/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
02/10/17
MM
45
n/a
Sat
02/11/17
PB
26
n/a
7
Tue
02/14/17
MM
45
n/a
Wed
02/15/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
02/17/17
MM
45
n/a
Sat
02/18/17
PB
26
n/a
8
Tue
02/21/17
MM
45
n/a
Wed
02/22/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
02/24/17
MM
45
n/a
Sat
02/25/17
PB
26
n/a
9
Tue
02/28/17
MM
45
n/a
Wed
03/01/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
03/03/17
MM
45
n/a
Sat
03/04/17
PB
26
n/a
10
Tue
03/07/17
MM
45
n/a
Wed
03/08/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
03/10/17
MM
45
n/a
Sat
03/11/17
PB
26
n/a
11
Tue
03/14/17
MM
45
n/a
Wed
03/15/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
03/17/17
MM
45
n/a
Sat
03/18/17
PB
26
n/a
12
Tue
03/21/17
MM
45
n/a
Wed
03/22/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
03/24/17
MM
45
n/a
Sat
03/25/17
PB
26
n/a
13
Tue
03/28/17
MM
45
n/a
Wed
03/29/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
03/31/17
MM
45
n/a

* 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.