USS Rankin Lottery Pool
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USS Rankin Lottery Pool #31
April 1, 2015 June 30, 2015
This is the website for a Powerball and Mega Millions lottery pool with about a hundred participants. Roughly 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.
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 every one of over 1,300 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 $10 billion in Jackpots won by others, can be found HERE.
LOTTERY RESULTS MEGA MILLIONS AND POWERBALL
This table is typically updated within a few hours of each drawing. Occasional exceptions occur.
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
Wed
04/01/15
PB
$50,000,000
$33,400,000
118
$183,000
35
2
30
33
39
44
1
$4.00
$4.00
Fri
04/03/15
MM
$25,000,000
$16,200,000
118
$89,000
45
10
36
47
63
74
2
$3.00
$7.00
Sat
04/04/15
PB
$60,000,000
$40,100,000
118
$220,000
35
33
39
40
41
54
28
$4.00
$11.00
2
Tue
04/07/15
MM
$30,000,000
$19,800,000
120
$107,000
45
5
15
22
26
64
6
$3.00
$14.00
Wed
04/08/15
PB
$70,000,000
$47,100,000
122
$250,000
35
1
19
45
46
58
29
$4.00
$18.00
Fri
04/10/15
MM
$39,000,000
$25,400,000
122
$135,000
45
6
11
32
46
68
9
$4.00
$22.00
Sat
04/11/15
PB
$80,000,000
$53,800,000
122
$286,000
35
1
12
32
42
58
12
$11.00
$33.00
3
Tue
04/14/15
MM
$47,000,000
$30,600,000
122
$163,000
45
3
7
25
68
71
3
$5.00
$38.00
Wed
04/15/15
PB
$40,000,000
$26,700,000
123
$141,000
35
1
16
21
29
40
30
$4.00
$42.00
Fri
04/17/15
MM
$55,000,000
$36,100,000
123
$190,000
45
15
18
29
41
50
5
$5.00
$47.00
Sat
04/18/15
PB
$50,000,000
$33,400,000
123
$176,000
35
13
22
23
29
31
17
$4.00
$51.00
4
Tue
04/21/15
MM
$65,000,000
$42,300,000
123
$223,000
45
31
33
35
41
69
11
$5.00
$56.00
Wed
04/22/15
PB
$40,000,000
$26,800,000
123
$141,000
35
10
14
25
39
53
18
$7.00
$63.00
Fri
04/24/15
MM
$74,000,000
$48,200,000
123
$254,000
45
24
25
29
47
67
4
$4.00
$67.00
Sat
04/25/15
PB
$50,000,000
$33,600,000
123
$177,000
35
21
33
35
38
45
12
$4.00
$71.00
5
Tue
04/28/15
MM
$85,000,000
$54,900,000
123
$290,000
45
22
27
55
58
63
11
$4.00
$75.00
Wed
04/29/15
PB
$60,000,000
$39,900,000
123
$210,000
35
1
26
34
38
51
6
$4.00
$79.00
Fri
05/01/15
MM
$96,000,000
$61,800,000
123
$326,000
45
17
18
61
66
74
3
$15.00
$94.00
Sat
05/02/15
PB
$70,000,000
$46,500,000
124
$243,000
35
2
6
11
30
31
33
$4.00
$98.00
6
Tue
05/05/15
MM
$110,000,000
$69,200,000
124
$362,000
45
Wed
05/06/15
PB
$80,000,000
$52,100,000
124
$273,000
35
Fri
05/08/15
MM
45
Sat
05/09/15
PB
35
7
Tue
05/12/15
MM
45
Wed
05/13/15
PB
35
Fri
05/15/15
MM
45
Sat
05/16/15
PB
35
8
Tue
05/19/15
MM
45
Wed
05/20/15
PB
35
Fri
05/22/15
MM
45
Sat
05/23/15
PB
35
9
Tue
05/26/15
MM
45
Wed
05/27/15
PB
35
Fri
05/29/15
MM
45
Sat
05/30/15
PB
35
10
Tue
06/02/15
MM
45
Wed
06/03/15
PB
35
Fri
06/05/15
MM
45
Sat
06/06/15
PB
35
11
Tue
06/09/15
MM
45
Wed
06/10/15
PB
35
Fri
06/12/15
MM
45
Sat
06/13/15
PB
35
12
Tue
06/16/15
MM
45
Wed
06/17/15
PB
35
Fri
06/19/15
MM
45
Sat
06/20/15
PB
35
13
Tue
06/23/15
MM
45
Wed
06/24/15
PB
35
Fri
06/26/15
MM
45
Sat
06/27/15
PB
35
14
Tue
06/30/15
MM
45

* 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. (Their cash values are shown in green if they qualified for Big Jackpots play).
** We need to sell 120 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 amounts shown here 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.