USS Rankin Lottery Pool
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USS Rankin Lottery Pool #30
January 1, 2015 March 31, 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 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 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
Fri
01/02/15
MM
$188,000,000
$119,200,000
96
$806,000
45
13
15
35
62
74
12
$7.00
$7.00
Sat
01/03/15
PB
$131,000,000
$84,300,000
96
$570,000
35
4
18
43
46
55
25
$11.00
$18.00
2
Tue
01/06/15
MM
$206,000,000
$131,100,000
119
$716,000
45+35
12
20
27
38
75
4
$3.00
$21.00
Wed
01/07/15
PB
$146,000,000
$95,100,000
119
$519,000
35
14
15
47
49
59
10
$4.00
$25.00
Fri
01/09/15
MM
$221,000,000
$144,800,000
120
$784,000
45+35
37
49
50
56
57
8
$4.00
$29.00
Sat
01/10/15
PB
$162,000,000
$105,500,000
120
$571,000
35+15
2
9
19
28
29
19
$4.00
$33.00
3
Tue
01/13/15
MM
$246,000,000
$159,400,000
121
$856,000
45+35
12
20
25
50
51
7
$4.00
$33.00
Wed
01/14/15
PB
$176,000,000
$117,300,000
121
$630,000
35+15
2
4
10
41
53
22
$4.00
$37.00
Fri
01/16/15
MM
$270,000,000
$177,300,000
121
$952,000
45+40
26
32
44
45
58
11
$3.00
$40.00
Sat
01/17/15
PB
$194,000,000
$129,300,000
121
$694,000
35+15
15
16
23
27
36
9
$4.00
$44.00
4
Tue
01/20/15
MM
$15,000,000
$10,000,000
121
$53,000
45
31
35
56
59
63
6
$14.00
$58.00
Wed
01/21/15
PB
$208,000,000
$142,700,000
121
$766,000
35+15
11
12
15
28
57
23
$4.00
$62.00
Fri
01/23/15
MM
$20,000,000
$13,400,000
121
$71,000
45
14
15
32
68
72
8
$7.00
$69.00
Sat
01/24/15
PB
$230,000,000
$157,800,000
123
$833,000
35+20
16
19
20
29
33
10
$4.00
$73.00
5
Tue
01/27/15
MM
$25,000,000
$16,700,000
123
$88,000
45
5
26
27
44
57
7
$8.00
$81.00
Wed
01/28/15
PB
$261,000,000
$179,100,000
126
$923,000
35+20
12
24
35
36
49
1
$4.00
$85.00
Fri
01/30/15
MM
$32,000,000
$21,600,000
126
$111,000
45
18
31
39
45
55
6
$4.00
$89.00
Sat
01/31/15
PB
$289,000,000
$198,400,000
126
$1,023,000
35+20
5
11
16
26
50
34
$4.00
$93.00
6
Tue
02/03/15
MM
$40,000,000
$27,300,000
126
$140,000
45
11
22
25
58
69
13
$5.00
$98.00
Wed
02/04/15
PB
$317,000,000
$220,600,000
126
$1,137,000
35+25
24
36
51
52
56
22
$7.00
$105.00
Fri
02/06/15
MM
$49,000,000
$33,100,000
126
$170,000
45
5
6
17
33
68
13
$5.00
$110.00
Sat
02/07/15
PB
$360,000,000
$250,500,000
126
$1,292,000
60+25
5
10
21
34
58
33
$8.00
$118.00
7
Tue
02/10/15
MM
$61,000,000
$40,200,000
126
$207,000
45
7
42
53
58
71
15
$5.00
$123.00
Wed
02/11/15
PB
$450,000,000
$304,100,000
126
$1,568,000
60+25
11
13
25
39
54
19
$11.00
$134.00
Fri
02/13/15
MM
$74,000,000
$48,300,000
126
$249,000
45
4
20
44
65
74
14
$12.00
$146.00
Sat
02/14/15
PB
$40,000,000
$27,000,000
126
$139,000
35
1
24
44
45
51
28
$4.00
$150.00
8
Tue
02/17/15
MM
$88,000,000
$56,900,000
126
$293,000
45
6
45
50
65
66
1
$4.00
$154.00
Wed
02/18/15
PB
$50,000,000
$33,400,000
126
$172,000
35
1
9
29
32
49
22
$4.00
$158.00
Fri
02/20/15
MM
$100,000,000
$64,200,000
126
$331,000
45
2
6
8
52
66
13
$4.00
$162.00
Sat
02/21/15
PB
$60,000,000
$40,100,000
126
$206,000
35
10
14
18
34
51
26
$4.00
$166.00
9
Tue
02/24/15
MM
$112,000,000
$71,800,000
126
$370,000
45
15
23
26
45
66
4
$3.00
$169.00
Wed
02/25/15
PB
$70,000,000
$45,800,000
126
$236,000
35
17
19
21
32
39
8
$4.00
$173.00
Fri
02/27/15
MM
$127,000,000
$81,400,000
126
$419,000
45
7
49
53
60
64
4
$3.00
$176.00
Sat
02/28/15
PB
$80,000,000
$52,300,000
126
$269,000
35
11
17
25
28
46
12
$4.00
$180.00
10
Tue
03/03/15
MM
$15,000,000
$9,700,000
126
$50,000
45
9
11
42
44
50
3
$3.00
$183.00
Wed
03/04/15
PB
$90,000,000
$59,700,000
126
$307,000
45
8
12
15
35
50
32
$8.00
$191.00
Fri
03/06/15
MM
$20,000,000
$12,800,000
126
$66,000
50
Sat
03/07/15
PB
$100,000,000
$66,300,000
126
$341,000
40
11
Tue
03/10/15
MM
50
Wed
03/11/15
PB
40
Fri
03/13/15
MM
50
Sat
03/14/15
PB
40
12
Tue
03/17/15
MM
50
Wed
03/18/15
PB
40
Fri
03/20/15
MM
50
Sat
03/21/15
PB
40
13
Tue
03/24/15
MM
50
Wed
03/25/15
PB
40
Fri
03/27/15
MM
50
Sat
03/28/15
PB
40
14
Tue
03/31/15
MM
50
* 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 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. Actual winnings will be known when tickets are redeemed at the end of the pool, and will be reported to participants at that time.