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USS Rankin Lottery Pool #29
October 1, 2014   December 31, 2014
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 1,200 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 the numbers below to see some interesting lottery stories (Hint: #1 is about us)...  
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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
10/01/14
PB
$50,000,000
$30,300,000
101
$194,000
35
1
4
18
20
45
7
$4.00
$4.00
Fri
10/03/14
MM
$120,000,000
$70,900,000
101
$456,000
45
3
20
34
58
67
6
$3.00
$7.00
Sat
10/04/14
PB
$60,000,000
$36,400,000
101
$234,000
35
13
18
24
25
33
31
$11.00
$18.00
  2
Tue
10/07/14
MM
$136,000,000
$80,800,000
110
$477,000
45
16
29
46
48
55
2
$4.00
$22.00
Wed
10/08/14
PB
$70,000,000
$43,000,000
110
$254,000
35
5
16
31
46
50
18
$4.00
$26.00
Fri
10/10/14
MM
$150,000,000
$90,000,000
110
$531,000
45
2
32
35
50
59
3
$3.00
$29.00
Sat
10/11/14
PB
$80,000,000
$49,100,000
110
$290,000
35
10
19
37
38
39
28
$11.00
$40.00
3
Tue
10/14/14
MM
$166,000,000
$100,400,000
110
$593,000
45+35
11
37
46
64
68
15
$3.00
$43.00
Wed
10/15/14
PB
$90,000,000
$55,900,000
110
$330,000
35
5
7
19
27
28
20
$4.00
$47.00
Fri
10/17/14
MM
$180,000,000
$110,200,000
110
$651,000
45+35
21
31
43
56
60
12
$4.00
$51.00
Sat
10/18/14
PB
$100,000,000
$62,100,000
110
$366,000
35
20
26
27
36
54
19
$4.00
$55.00
4
Tue
10/21/14
MM
$200,000,000
$122,600,000
110
$724,000
45+35
5
35
37
41
66
11
$3.00
$58.00
Wed
10/22/14
PB
$110,000,000
$69,500,000
111
$406,000
35
29
30
40
42
50
16
$4.00
$62.00
Fri
10/24/14
MM
$224,000,000
$137,200,000
111
$803,000
45+35
Sat
10/25/14
PB
$125,000,000
$79,000,000
111
$462,000
35
5
Tue
10/28/14
MM
45
Wed
10/29/14
PB
35
Fri
10/31/14
MM
45
Sat
11/01/14
PB
35
6
Tue
11/04/14
MM
45
Wed
11/05/14
PB
0
Fri
11/07/14
MM
0
Sat
11/08/14
PB
0
7
Tue
11/11/14
MM
0
Wed
11/12/14
PB
0
Fri
11/14/14
MM
0
Sat
11/15/14
PB
0
8
Tue
11/18/14
MM
0
Wed
11/19/14
PB
0
Fri
11/21/14
MM
0
Sat
11/22/14
PB
0
9
Tue
11/25/14
MM
0
Wed
11/26/14
PB
0
Fri
11/28/14
MM
0
Sat
11/29/14
PB
0
10
Tue
12/02/14
MM
0
Wed
12/03/14
PB
0
Fri
12/05/14
MM
0
Sat
12/06/14
PB
0
11
Tue
12/09/14
MM
0
Wed
12/10/14
PB
0
Fri
12/12/14
MM
0
Sat
12/13/14
PB
0
12
Tue
12/16/14
MM
0
Wed
12/17/14
PB
0
Fri
12/19/14
MM
0
Sat
12/20/14
PB
0
13
Tue
12/23/14
MM
0
Wed
12/24/14
PB
0
Fri
12/26/14
MM
0
Sat
12/27/14
PB
0
14
Tue
12/30/14
MM
0
Wed
12/31/14
PB
0
* 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. 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 121 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. They do NOT show Big Jackpots winnings. Actual winnings will be known when tickets are redeemed at the end of the pool, and will be reported to participants at that time.