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USS Rankin Lottery Pool #40
July 1, 2017 September 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.
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 $17 billion in Jackpot payouts, can be found HERE.

LOTTERY POOL #40 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.
ATTENTION: The table below will not be reliably updated between Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 28. In the meantime, the Twitter feed at the top of the page should be kept up-to-date in a timely manner..
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
07/01/17
PB
$106,000,000
$67,700,000
92
$478,000
26
19
42
45
48
53
16
$4.00
$4.00
n/a
2
Tue
07/04/17
MM
$172,000,000
$106,800,000
101
$687,000
45
16
39
47
53
71
15
$3.00
$7.00
20 / $6.00
Wed
07/05/17
PB
$121,000,000
$76,000,000
101
$489,000
26
4
9
16
54
68
21
$4.00
$11.00
n/a
Fri
07/07/17
MM
$186,000,000
$115,500,000
101
$743,000
45
2
9
11
28
60
10
$52.00
$63.00
20 / $1.00
Sat
07/08/17
PB
$140,000,000
$87,900,000
102
$560,000
26
8
10
29
40
59
26
$4.00
$67.00
n/a
3
Tue
07/11/17
MM
$202,000,000
$123,800,000
103
$781,000
45
7
18
24
55
74
10
$3.00
$70.00
30 / $2.00
Wed
07/12/17
PB
$155,000,000
$95,900,000
103
$605,000
26
1
2
18
23
61
9
$4.00
$74.00
10 / $8.00
Fri
07/14/17
MM
$217,000,000
$133,100,000
103
$839,000
50
11
12
24
32
73
4
$6.00
$80.00
30 / $2.00
Sat
07/15/17
PB
$172,000,000
$106,400,000
103
$671,000
26
9
40
63
64
66
17
$4.00
$84.00
10 / $0.00
4
Tue
07/18/17
MM
$232,000,000
$143,300,000
105
$887,000
50
8
12
23
51
73
6
$3.00
$87.00
30 / $3.00
Wed
07/19/17
PB
$187,000,000
$116,400,000
105
$720,000
26
50
51
59
61
63
4
$4.00
$91.00
10 /$0.00
Fri
07/21/17
MM
$248,000,000
$153,700,000
105
$951,000
50
30
Sat
07/22/17
PB
$205,000,000
$127,600,000
105
$789,000
26
10
5
Tue
07/25/17
MM
50
n/a
Wed
07/26/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
07/28/17
MM
50
n/a
Sat
07/29/17
PB
26
n/a
6
Tue
08/01/17
MM
50
n/a
Wed
08/02/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
08/04/17
MM
50
n/a
Sat
08/05/17
PB
26
n/a
7
Tue
08/08/17
MM
50
n/a
Wed
08/09/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
08/11/17
MM
50
n/a
Sat
08/12/17
PB
26
n/a
8
Tue
08/15/17
MM
50
n/a
Wed
08/16/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
08/18/17
MM
50
n/a
Sat
08/19/17
PB
26
n/a
9
Tue
08/22/17
MM
50
n/a
Wed
08/23/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
08/25/17
MM
50
n/a
Sat
08/26/17
PB
26
n/a
10
Tue
08/29/17
MM
50
n/a
Wed
08/30/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
09/01/17
MM
50
n/a
Sat
09/02/17
PB
26
n/a
11
Tue
09/05/17
MM
50
n/a
Wed
09/06/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
09/08/17
MM
50
n/a
Sat
09/09/17
PB
26
n/a
12
Tue
09/12/17
MM
50
n/a
Wed
09/13/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
09/15/17
MM
50
n/a
Sat
09/16/17
PB
26
n/a
13
Tue
09/19/17
MM
50
n/a
Wed
09/20/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
09/22/17
MM
50
n/a
Sat
09/23/17
PB
26
n/a
14
Tue
09/26/17
MM
50
n/a
Wed
09/27/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
09/29/17
MM
50
n/a
Sat
09/30/17
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.