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USS Rankin Lottery Pool 39
April 1, 2017 June 30, 2017
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 1,700 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 other player. 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.
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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 $16 billion in Jackpot payouts, can be found HERE.

LOTTERY POOL #39 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
04/01/17
PB
$60,000,000
$36,400,000
99
$249,000
26
9
32
36
44
65
1
$4.00
$4.00
n/a
2
Tue
04/04/17
MM
$15,000,000
$9,000,000
103
$56,000
45
13
24
34
35
55
9
$4.00
$8.00
n/a
Wed
04/05/17
PB
$40,000,000
$24,300,000
103
$153,000
26
8
20
46
53
54
13
$4.00
$12.00
n/a
Fri
04/07/17
MM
$20,000,000
$12,100,000
103
$76,000
45
30
33
43
47
69
15
$5.00
$17.00
n/a
Sat
04/08/17
PB
$50,000,000
$30,300,000
104
$189,000
26
23
36
51
53
60
15
$4.00
$21.00
n/a
3
Tue
04/11/17
MM
$25,000,000
$15,200,000
106
$93,000
45
19
34
35
38
49
8
$4.00
$25.00
n/a
Wed
04/12/17
PB
$60,000,000
$36,900,000
106
$226,000
26
8
14
61
63
68
24
$4.00
$29.00
n/a
Fri
04/14/17
MM
$30,000,000
$18,300,000
106
$112,000
45
5
10
55
60
73
12
$4.00
$33.00
n/a
Sat
04/15/17
PB
$70,000,000
$43,000,000
106
$263,000
26
5
22
26
45
61
13
$4.00
$37.00
n/a
4
Tue
04/18/17
MM
$37,000,000
$22,700,000
106
$139,000
45
8
29
30
43
64
6
$4.00
$41.00
n/a
Wed
04/19/17
PB
$80,000,000
$49,800,000
106
$305,000
26
1
19
37
40
52
15
$4.00
$45.00
n/a
Fri
04/21/17
MM
$45,000,000
$27,800,000
106
$170,000
45
1
12
13
32
34
10
$8.00
$53.00
n/a
Sat
04/22/17
PB
$90,000,000
$56,000,000
106
$343,000
26
21
39
41
48
63
6
$4.00
$57.00
n/a
5
Tue
04/25/17
MM
$52,000,000
$32,100,000
106
$196,000
45
3
13
33
40
50
2
$3.00
$60.00
n/a
Wed
04/26/17
PB
$100,000,000
$62,500,000
106
$383,000
26
1
15
18
26
51
26
$4.00
$64.00
n/a
Fri
04/28/17
MM
$61,000,000
$37,300,000
106
$228,000
45
6
13
18
20
31
13
$4.00
$68.00
n/a
Sat
04/29/17
PB
$113,000,000
$70,700,000
107
$429,000
30
22
23
24
45
62
5
$12.00
$80.00
n/a
6
Tue
05/02/17
MM
$15,000,000
$9,100,000
107
$55,000
45
5
14
42
43
58
1
$3.00
$83.00
n/a
Wed
05/03/17
PB
$130,000,000
$80,100,000
107
$486,000
30
17
18
49
59
66
9
$4.00
$87.00
n/a
Fri
05/05/17
MM
$20,000,000
$12,100,000
107
$73,000
45
4
23
33
47
53
7
$5.00
$92.00
n/a
Sat
05/06/17
PB
$147,000,000
$90,600,000
107
$550,000
30
11
21
31
41
59
21
$4.00
$96.00
n/a
7
Tue
05/09/17
MM
$25,000,000
$15,200,000
107
$92,000
45
6
29
45
69
73
11
$8.00
$104.00
n/a
Wed
05/10/17
PB
$165,000,000
$101,000,000
107
$613,000
30
29
31
46
56
62
8
$4.00
$108.00
n/a
Fri
05/12/17
MM
$30,000,000
$18,100,000
107
$109,000
45
28
34
41
42
47
13
$3.00
$111.00
n/a
Sat
05/13/17
PB
$184,000,000
$112,700,000
107
$684,000
30
17
20
32
63
68
19
$4.00
$115.00
15
8
Tue
05/16/17
MM
$36,000,000
$21,800,000
107
$132,000
45
4
35
39
56
72
11
$3.00
$118.00
n/a
Wed
05/17/17
PB
$204,000,000
$124,900,000
107
$758,000
30
4
11
39
45
48
9
$4.00
$122.00
15
Fri
05/19/17
MM
$43,000,000
$26,100,000
107
$158,000
45
1
4
5
24
30
1
$3.00
$125.00
n/a
Sat
05/20/17
PB
$228,000,000
$139,600,000
107
$848,000
30
5
22
45
47
54
3
$4.00
$129.00
20
9
Tue
05/23/17
MM
$50,000,000
$30,800,000
107
$187,000
45
6
13
17
33
60
14
$3.00
$132.00
n/a
Wed
05/24/17
PB
$250,000,000
$154,800,000
107
$940,000
30
20
Fri
05/26/17
MM
$58,000,000
$35,900,000
107
$218,000
45
n/a
Sat
05/27/17
PB
30
n/a
10
Tue
05/30/17
MM
45
n/a
Wed
05/31/17
PB
30
n/a
Fri
06/02/17
MM
45
n/a
Sat
06/03/17
PB
30
n/a
11
Tue
06/06/17
MM
45
n/a
Wed
06/07/17
PB
30
n/a
Fri
06/09/17
MM
45
n/a
Sat
06/10/17
PB
30
n/a
12
Tue
06/13/17
MM
45
n/a
Wed
06/14/17
PB
30
n/a
Fri
06/16/17
MM
45
n/a
Sat
06/17/17
PB
30
n/a
13
Tue
06/20/17
MM
45
n/a
Wed
06/21/17
PB
30
n/a
Fri
06/23/17
MM
45
n/a
Sat
06/24/17
PB
30
n/a
14
Tue
06/27/17
MM
45
n/a
Wed
06/28/17
PB
30
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.