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USS Rankin Lottery Pool #37
October 1, 2016 December 31, 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). Most of the others learned about us on the Internet. You are invited to join us if you'd like.
We have a lot of fun playing these lotteries, and of course we hope to hit the Jackpot one day. We are discouraged by the odds against winning a Jackpot, but encouraged by the fact that we've won money in over 1,600 consecutive drawings since 2007.
We operate honestly and with total transparency among our players: Every dollar contributed to the pool is used to buy lottery tickets. Every player knows the name, address, and phone number of every person who is playing. Every player is also informed about every number that we play and every dollar that we win.
The pool is run by Louis "Skip" Sander, who was an officer on the Rankin in 1961-1963. It is run exclusively 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 $15 billion in Jackpot payouts, can be found HERE.
LOTTERY POOL #37 RESULTS MEGA MILLIONS AND POWERBALL
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
Sat
10/01/16
PB
$70,000,000
$47,500,000
107
$288,000
26
21
30
47
50
57
9
$4.00
$4.00
n/a
2
Tue
10/04/16
MM
$35,000,000
$23,900,000
111
$139,000
50
18
29
30
54
66
1
$9.00
$13.00
n/a
Wed
10/05/16
PB
$80,000,000
$55,200,000
112
$320,000
26
8
18
27
29
60
15
$4.00
$17.00
n/a
Fri
10/07/16
MM
$41,000,000
$27,700,000
112
$160,000
50
24
37
42
50
65
14
$7.00
$24.00
n/a
Sat
10/08/16
PB
$91,000,000
$62,700,000
112
$363,000
26
3
54
61
64
68
9
$4.00
$28.00
n/a
3
Tue
10/11/16
MM
$49,000,000
$32,600,000
112
$189,000
50
36
39
42
45
48
3
$5.00
$33.00
n/a
Wed
10/12/16
PB
$107,000,000
$71,800,000
113
$413,000
26
16
30
34
37
44
16
$4.00
$37.00
n/a
Fri
10/14/16
MM
$15,000,000
$9,900,000
113
$56,000
55
7
27
60
64
74
5
$6.00
$43.00
n/a
Sat
10/15/16
PB
$122,000,000
$81,900,000
113
$471,000
26
23
49
57
64
67
20
$4.00
$47.00
n/a
4
Tue
10/18/16
MM
$20,000,000
$13,100,000
113
$75,000
55
7
24
28
65
74
1
$12.00
$59.00
n/a
Wed
10/19/16
PB
$136,000,000
$90,500,000
113
$520,000
26
10
16
38
43
63
23
$4.00
$63.00
n/a
Fri
10/21/16
MM
$25,000,000
$16,400,000
113
$94,000
55
12
43
44
48
66
3
$12.00
$75.00
n/a
Sat
10/22/16
PB
$151,000,000
$100,500,000
113
$578,000
26
1
28
33
55
56
22
$4.00
$79.00
10 / $4.00
5
Tue
10/25/16
MM
$30,000,000
$19,900,000
113
$114,000
55
8
9
24
49
67
13
$3.00
$82.00
n/a
Wed
10/26/16
PB
$164,000,000
$109,800,000
113
$631,000
26
2
3
16
48
56
24
$4.00
$86.00
10 / $0.00
Fri
10/28/16
MM
$35,000,000
$23,100,000
113
$132,000
55
7
38
46
57
66
2
$5.00
$91.00
n/a
Sat
10/29/16
PB
$180,000,000
$120,500,000
113
$693,000
26
19
20
21
42
48
23
$4.00
$95.00
10 / $0.00
6
Tue
11/01/16
MM
$40,000,000
$26,000,000
113
$149,000
55
19
24
31
39
45
13
$4.00
$99.00
n/a
Wed
11/02/16
PB
$198,000,000
$130,200,000
113
$748,000
26
13
18
37
54
61
5
$4.00
$103.00
10 / $4.00
Fri
11/04/16
MM
$47,000,000
$30,000,000
113
$172,000
55
10
29
32
44
46
10
$4.00
$107.00
n/a
Sat
11/05/16
PB
$217,000,000
$142,700,000
113
$820,000
26
21
31
50
51
69
8
$4.00
$111.00
10 / $0.00
7
Tue
11/08/16
MM
$54,000,000
$35,400,000
113
$203,000
55
46
48
53
61
74
12
$5.00
$116.00
n/a
Wed
11/09/16
PB
$236,000,000
$156,200,000
113
$898,000
26
1
25
28
31
54
2
$4.00
$120.00
15 / $11.00
Fri
11/11/16
MM
$63,000,000
$41,100,000
113
$236,000
55
16
40
47
53
59
11
$4.00
$124.00
n/a
Sat
11/12/16
PB
$258,000,000
$170,000,000
113
$977,000
26
8
17
20
27
52
24
$11.00
$135.00
15 / $0.00
8
Tue
11/15/16
MM
$73,000,000
$45,400,000
113
$261,000
55
9
17
23
57
71
6
$3.00
$138.00
n/a
Wed
11/16/16
PB
$293,000,000
$185,000,000
113
$1,064,000
26
28
41
61
63
65
7
$4.00
$142.00
15 / $0.00
Fri
11/18/16
MM
$82,000,000
$50,600,000
113
$291,000
55
31
32
49
55
58
15
$5.00
$147.00
n/a
Sat
11/19/16
PB
$320,000,000
$202,000,000
113
$1,161,000
26
16
24
28
43
61
21
$4.00
$151.00
20 / $4.00
9
Tue
11/22/16
MM
$15,000,000
$9,100,000
113
$52,000
55
1
43
45
66
69
7
$3.00
$154.00
n/a
Wed
11/23/16
PB
$359,000,000
$219,600,000
113
$1,263,000
50
7
32
41
47
61
3
$8.00
$162.00
50 / $12.00
Fri
11/25/16
MM
$20,000,000
$12,200,000
113
$70,000
55
44
47
49
69
75
10
$4.00
$166.00
n/a
Sat
11/26/16
PB
$403,000,000
$243,800,000
113
$1,402,000
50
17
19
21
37
44
16
$4.00
$170.00
50 / $8.00
10
Tue
11/29/16
MM
$25,000,000
$15,100,000
113
$86,000
55
22
33
49
51
59
8
$3.00
$173.00
n/a
Wed
11/30/16
PB
$40,000,000
$24,200,000
113
$139,000
26
3
14
18
25
45
7
$4.00
$177.00
n/a
Fri
12/02/16
MM
$30,000,000
$18,300,000
113
$105,000
55
3
33
35
49
51
1
$9.00
$186.00
n/a
Sat
12/03/16
PB
$54,000,000
$32,700,000
113
$188,000
26
n/a
11
Tue
12/06/16
MM
$35,000,000
$21,000,000
113
$120,000
55
n/a
Wed
12/07/16
PB
26
n/a
Fri
12/09/16
MM
55
n/a
Sat
12/10/16
PB
26
n/a
12
Tue
12/13/16
MM
55
n/a
Wed
12/14/16
PB
26
n/a
Fri
12/16/16
MM
55
n/a
Sat
12/17/16
PB
26
n/a
13
Tue
12/20/16
MM
55
n/a
Wed
12/21/16
PB
26
n/a
Fri
12/23/16
MM
55
n/a
Sat
12/24/16
PB
26
n/a
14
Tue
12/27/16
MM
55
n/a
Wed
12/28/16
PB
26
n/a
Fri
12/30/16
MM
55
n/a
Sat
12/31/16
PB
26
n/a

* 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 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.