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USS Rankin Lottery Pool #36
July 1, 2016 September 30, 2016
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), 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 1,500 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, a useful lottery website, and some interesting lottery lore.
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 $14 billion in Jackpot payouts, can be found HERE.
LOTTERY POOL #36 RESULTS MEGA MILLIONS AND POWERBALL
NOTE: Effective 9:00 AM EDT 9/27/16, this site is back up-to date. Sorry for the down time.
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
Fri
07/01/16
MM
$415,000,000
$286,400,000
106
$1,756,000
60
20
41
42
45
49
14
$5.00
$5.00
60 / $4.00
Sat
07/02/16
PB
$243,000,000
$165,900,000
108
$998,000
30
10
34
39
59
63
4
$4.00
$9.00
10 / $0.00
2
Tue
07/05/16
MM
$449,000,000
$313,300,000
115
$1,770,000
60+20
29
46
53
64
73
10
$10.00
$19.00
75 / $5.00
Wed
07/06/16
PB
$257,000,000
$179,700,000
117
$998,000
30+10
2
24
31
57
66
18
$4.00
$23.00
15 / $0.00
Fri
07/08/16
MM
$508,000,000
$357,700,000
120
$1,937,000
60+20
8
19
20
55
73
5
$15.00
$38.00
75 / $5.00
Sat
07/09/16
PB
$288,000,000
$201,400,000
120
$1,090,000
30+10
10
28
32
61
64
12
$4.00
$42.00
30 / $4.00
3
Tue
07/12/16
MM
$15,000,000
$10,500,000
120
$56,000
60
6
8
22
46
68
4
$4.00
$46.00
--
Wed
07/13/16
PB
$311,000,000
$221,400,000
120
$1,199,000
30+10
3
15
29
54
57
10
$4.00
$50.00
30 / $8.00
Fri
07/15/16
MM
$20,000,000
$13,900,000
120
$75,000
60
16
51
52
56
58
4
$5.00
$55.00
--
Sat
07/16/16
PB
$333,000,000
$237,000,000
120
$1,283,000
30+10
11
17
40
50
62
26
$12.00
$67.00
30 / $16.00
4
Tue
07/19/16
MM
$25,000,000
$17,200,000
120
$93,000
60
3
34
54
65
66
4
$5.00
$72.00
--
Wed
07/20/16
PB
$361,000,000
$250,300,000
120
$1,355,000
30+20
6
25
35
58
66
5
$16.00
$88.00
40 / $8.00
Fri
07/22/16
MM
$15,000,000
$10,000,000
120
$54,000
60
8
24
25
26
30
7
$7.00
$95.00
--
Sat
07/23/16
PB
$390,000,000
$270,500,000
120
$1,465,000
30+20
5
7
23
35
39
11
$15.00
$110.00
40 / $18.00
5
Tue
07/26/16
MM
$15,000,000
$10,200,000
120
$55,000
60
1
4
31
36
54
9
$4.00
$114.00
--
Wed
07/27/16
PB
$422,000,000
$291,000,000
120
$1,576,000
30+20
10
47
50
65
68
24
$4.00
$118.00
40 / $12.00
Fri
07/29/16
MM
$20,000,000
$13,700,000
120
$74,000
60
11
16
19
31
48
4
$5.00
$123.00
--
Sat
07/30/16
PB
$478,000,000
$330,600,000
120
$1,790,000
30+20
11
17
21
23
32
5
$19.00
$142.00
40 / $8.00
6
Tue
08/02/16
MM
$25,000,000
$17,300,000
120
$93,000
60
3
12
36
54
70
12
$5.00
$147.00
--
Wed
08/03/16
PB
$40,000,000
$28,100,000
120
$152,000
26
9
11
27
66
67
2
$4.00
$151.00
--
Fri
08/05/16
MM
$30,000,000
$20,500,000
120
$111,000
60
5
18
28
54
74
6
$4.00
$155.00
--
Sat
08/06/16
PB
$52,000,000
$36,500,000
120
$197,000
26
20
33
36
47
52
12
$4.00
$159.00
--
7
Tue
08/09/16
MM
$38,000,000
$26,200,000
120
$141,000
60
12
19
20
44
66
1
$4.00
$163.00
--
Wed
08/10/16
PB
$67,000,000
$46,500,000
120
$251,000
26
23
56
61
64
67
12
$4.00
$167.00
--
Fri
08/12/16
MM
$45,000,000
$30,900,000
120
$167,000
60
4
41
44
56
69
10
$6.00
$173.00
--
Sat
08/13/16
PB
$82,000,000
$56,900,000
120
$308,000
26
38
44
60
64
69
6
$4.00
$177.00
--
8
Tue
08/16/16
MM
$52,000,000
$36,200,000
120
$196,000
60
2
43
52
62
63
6
$6.00
$183.00
--
Wed
08/17/16
PB
$94,000,000
$66,000,000
120
$357,000
26
33
44
49
50
52
8
$4.00
$187.00
--
Fri
08/19/16
MM
$61,000,000
$41,900,000
120
$226,000
60
22
37
45
65
73
13
$6.00
$193.00
--
Sat
08/20/16
PB
$110,000,000
$77,200,000
120
$418,000
26
3
6
21
60
68
24
$7.00
$200.00
--
9
Tue
08/23/16
MM
$69,000,000
$47,500,000
120
$257,000
60
2
7
46
61
66
1
$6.00
$206.00
--
Wed
08/24/16
PB
$127,000,000
$87,800,000
120
$475,000
26
9
11
25
64
65
16
$7.00
$213.00
--
Fri
08/26/16
MM
$76,000,000
$52,800,000
120
$286,000
60
10
11
31
41
44
14
$59.00
$272.00
--
Sat
08/27/16
PB
$142,000,000
$98,100,000
120
$531,000
26
4
32
48
49
63
20
$4.00
$276.00
--
10
Tue
08/30/16
MM
$84,000,000
$58,100,000
120
$314,000
60
28
32
41
51
71
11
$4.00
$280.00
--
Wed
08/31/16
PB
$154,000,000
$107,000,000
120
$579,000
26
5
10
24
56
61
12
$4.00
$284.00
--
Fri
09/02/16
MM
$92,000,000
$63,800,000
120
$345,000
60
22
28
41
46
60
3
$4.00
$288.00
--
Sat
09/03/16
PB
$170,000,000
$118,100,000
120
$639,000
26
7
39
50
59
67
25
$4.00
$292.00
5 / $0.00
11
Tue
09/06/16
MM
$101,000,000
$69,500,000
120
$376,000
60
25
37
58
69
75
8
$6.00
$298.00
--
Wed
09/07/16
PB
$186,000,000
$128,100,000
120
$693,000
26
22
23
29
33
55
21
$4.00
$302.00
5 / $0.00
Fri
09/09/16
MM
$111,000,000
$76,300,000
120
$413,000
60
1
34
43
44
63
11
$10.00
$312.00
--
Sat
09/10/16
PB
$205,000,000
$141,200,000
120
$764,000
26
3
17
49
55
68
8
$4.00
$316.00
5 / $0.00
12
Tue
09/13/16
MM
$122,000,000
$82,500,000
120
$446,000
60
6
15
17
39
56
15
$6.00
$322.00
--
Wed
09/14/16
PB
$222,000,000
$150,400,000
120
$814,000
26
10
11
23
28
31
14
$7.00
$329.00
5/ $0.00
Fri
09/16/16
MM
$133,000,000
$89,900,000
120
$486,000
60
13
21
28
34
40
15
$9.00
$338.00
--
Sat
09/17/16
PB
$244,000,000
$165,300,000
120
$895,000
26
9
19
51
55
62
14
$4.00
$342.00
5 / $0.00
13
Tue
09/20/16
MM
$15,000,000
$10,000,000
120
$54,000
60
2
22
34
62
72
2
$5.00
$347.00
--
Wed
09/21/16
PB
$40,000,000
$26,800,000
120
$145,000
26
1
28
63
67
69
17
$4.00
$351.00
--
Fri
09/23/16
MM
$20,000,000
$13,400,000
120
$72,000
60
1
5
8
25
62
14
$5.00
$356.00
--
Sat
09/24/16
PB
$60,000,000
$40,200,000
120
$217,000
26
7
15
20
29
41
22
$7.00
$363.00
--
14
Tue
09/27/16
MM
$25,000,000
$16,800,000
120
$91,000
60
14
16
26
53
72
4
$5.00
$368.00
--
Wed
09/28/16
PB
$60,000,000
$40,700,000
120
$220,000
26
30
38
52
53
62
1
$4.00
$372.00
--
Fri
09/30/16
MM
$30,000,000
$20,400,000
120
$110,000
60
--

* 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. Figures for Jackpots qualifying for Big Jackpots play are shown in green. 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.