USS Rankin Lottery Pool
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USS Rankin Lottery Pool #34
January 1, 2016 March 31, 2016
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 over 1,400 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 $13 billion in Jackpots won by others, can be found HERE.
LOTTERY RESULTS MEGA MILLIONS AND POWERBALL
We use a highly-developed Excel workbook to keep track of everything about each pool, including the pool participants, the numbers we play, the jackpot amounts, and our winnings. It is used to create this table, which is typically updated within a few hours of each drawing. There are occasional delays of a day or more, usually when Skip Sander 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
01/01/16
MM
$130,000,000
$80,000,000
99
$525,000
45
7
18
37
38
39
9
$4.00
$4.00
Sat
01/02/16
PB
$334,000,000
$205,000,000
104
$1,281,000
45+20
5
6
15
29
42
10
$11.00
$15.00
2
Tue
01/05/16
MM
$145,000,000
$88,000,000
104
$550,000
45
1
4
36
48
57
13
$3.00
$18.00
Wed
01/06/16
PB
$400,000,000
$244,800,000
104
$1,530,000
26+20
2
11
47
62
63
17
$4.00
$22.00
Fri
01/08/16
MM
$165,000,000
$100,300,000
106
$615,000
45+15
11
39
51
57
75
2
$4.00
$26.00
Sat
01/09/16
PB
$800,000,000
$496,000,000
106
$3,041,000
51+50
16
19
32
34
57
13
$4.00
$30.00
3
Tue
01/12/16
MM
$15,000,000
$9,200,000
126
$47,000
45
15
27
29
31
48
15
$3.00
$33.00
Wed
01/13/16
PB
$1,500,000,000
$930,000,000
126
$4,797,000
150+100
4
8
19
27
34
10
$24.00
$57.00
Fri
01/15/16
MM
$22,000,000
$13,500,000
126
$69,000
45
29
41
53
54
70
12
$4.00
$61.00
Sat
01/16/16
PB
$40,000,000
$24,800,000
128
$125,000
30
3
51
52
61
64
6
$8.00
$69.00
4
Tue
01/19/16
MM
$30,000,000
$18,900,000
128
$95,000
60
2
17
31
39
47
9
$6.00
$75.00
Wed
01/20/16
PB
$50,000,000
$31,800,000
128
$161,000
30
5
39
44
47
69
24
$4.00
$79.00
Fri
01/22/16
MM
$39,000,000
$24,500,000
128
$124,000
140
21
25
40
46
56
3
$16.00
$95.00
Sat
01/23/16
PB
$60,000,000
$38,100,000
128
$193,000
30
22
32
34
40
69
19
$4.00
$99.00
5
Tue
01/26/16
MM
$48,000,000
$30,000,000
133
$146,000
60
14
27
39
50
69
2
$5.00
$104.00
Wed
01/27/16
PB
$75,000,000
$47,400,000
133
$231,000
30
3
12
40
52
67
21
$4.00
$108.00
Fri
01/29/16
MM
$56,000,000
$35,400,000
133
$173,000
60
20
28
49
51
52
6
$4.00
$112.00
Sat
01/30/16
PB
$96,000,000
$60,700,000
133
$296,000
30
5
12
16
31
43
18
$4.00
$116.00
6
Tue
02/02/16
MM
$63,000,000
$40,100,000
133
$195,000
60
7
13
25
51
70
9
$4.00
$120.00
Wed
02/03/16
PB
$112,000,000
$72,300,000
133
$353,000
30
26
28
31
60
67
23
$4.00
$124.00
Fri
02/05/16
MM
$71,000,000
$45,700,000
133
$223,000
60
4
6
23
55
75
2
$5.00
$129.00
Sat
02/06/16
PB
$136,000,000
$87,800,000
133
$429,000
30
4
13
31
36
52
8
$4.00
$133.00
7
Tue
02/09/16
MM
$80,000,000
$51,500,000
134
$249,000
60
Wed
02/10/16
PB
$157,000,000
$101,700,000
134
$493,000
30
Fri
02/12/16
MM
60
Sat
02/13/16
PB
30
8
Tue
02/16/16
MM
60
Wed
02/17/16
PB
30
Fri
02/19/16
MM
60
Sat
02/20/16
PB
30
9
Tue
02/23/16
MM
60
Wed
02/24/16
PB
30
Fri
02/26/16
MM
60
Sat
02/27/16
PB
30
10
Tue
03/01/16
MM
60
Wed
03/02/16
PB
30
Fri
03/04/16
MM
60
Sat
03/05/16
PB
30
11
Tue
03/08/16
MM
60
Wed
03/09/16
PB
30
Fri
03/11/16
MM
60
Sat
03/12/16
PB
30
12
Tue
03/15/16
MM
60
Wed
03/16/16
PB
30
Fri
03/18/16
MM
60
Sat
03/19/16
PB
30
13
Tue
03/22/16
MM
60
Wed
03/23/16
PB
30
Fri
03/25/16
MM
60
Sat
03/26/16
PB
30
14
Tue
03/29/16
MM
60
Wed
03/30/16
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 minimum 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.