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USS Rankin Lottery Pool #43
April 1, 2018 June 30, 2018
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 1,900 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 $19 billion in Jackpot payouts, can be found HERE.

LOTTERY POOL #43 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
Tue
04/03/18
MM
$40,000,000
$24,000,000
87
$179,000
25
4
29
39
42
62
14
$12.00
$12.00
n/a
Wed
04/04/18
PB
$60,000,000
$36,400,000
90
$262,000
26
8
24
42
54
64
24
$4.00
$16.00
n/a
Fri
04/06/18
MM
$45,000,000
$27,000,000
95
$184,000
25
16
33
51
54
67
20
$4.00
$20.00
n/a
Sat
04/07/18
PB
$74,000,000
$44,900,000
95
$307,000
26
2
17
20
38
39
20
$4.00
$24.00
n/a
2
Tue
04/10/18
MM
$50,000,000
$29,800,000
105
$184,000
25
5
13
31
43
53
20
$12.00
$36.00
n/a
Wed
04/11/18
PB
$89,000,000
$53,500,000
105
$331,000
26
16
18
27
55
67
18
$4.00
$40.00
n/a
Fri
04/13/18
MM
$55,000,000
$33,000,000
105
$204,000
25
8
9
32
42
59
10
$12.00
$52.00
n/a
Sat
04/14/18
PB
$106,000,000
$63,700,000
106
$390,000
26
17
19
26
61
62
15
$4.00
$56.00
n/a
3
Tue
04/17/18
MM
$67,000,000
$40,000,000
106
$245,000
25
12
34
44
47
65
22
$2.00
$58.00
n/a
Wed
04/18/18
PB
$122,000,000
$73,500,000
106
$450,000
26
9
10
12
17
23
9
$7.00
$65.00
n/a
Fri
04/20/18
MM
$80,000,000
$47,900,000
106
$293,000
25
1
15
18
32
45
4
$2.00
$67.00
n/a
Sat
04/21/18
PB
$142,000,000
$85,500,000
106
$524,000
26
40
50
54
62
69
19
$4.00
$71.00
n/a
4
Tue
04/24/18
MM
$96,000,000
$56,600,000
106
$347,000
25
n/a
Wed
04/25/18
PB
$158,000,000
$94,300,000
106
$578,000
26
n/a
Fri
04/27/18
MM
25
n/a
Sat
04/28/18
PB
26
n/a
5
Tue
05/01/18
MM
25
n/a
Wed
05/02/18
PB
26
n/a
Fri
05/04/18
MM
25
n/a
Sat
05/05/18
PB
26
n/a
6
Tue
05/08/18
MM
25
n/a
Wed
05/09/18
PB
26
n/a
Fri
05/11/18
MM
25
n/a
Sat
05/12/18
PB
26
n/a
7
Tue
05/15/18
MM
25
n/a
Wed
05/16/18
PB
26
n/a
Fri
05/18/18
MM
25
n/a
Sat
05/19/18
PB
26
n/a
8
Tue
05/22/18
MM
25
n/a
Wed
05/23/18
PB
26
n/a
Fri
05/25/18
MM
25
n/a
Sat
05/26/18
PB
26
n/a
9
Tue
05/29/18
MM
25
n/a
Wed
05/30/18
PB
26
n/a
Fri
06/01/18
MM
0
n/a
Sat
06/02/18
PB
0
n/a
10
Tue
06/05/18
MM
0
n/a
Wed
06/06/18
PB
0
n/a
Fri
06/08/18
MM
0
n/a
Sat
06/09/18
PB
0
n/a
11
Tue
06/12/18
MM
0
n/a
Wed
06/13/18
PB
0
n/a
Fri
06/15/18
MM
0
n/a
Sat
06/16/18
PB
0
n/a
12
Tue
06/19/18
MM
0
n/a
Wed
06/20/18
PB
0
n/a
Fri
06/22/18
MM
0
n/a
Sat
06/23/18
PB
0
n/a
13
Tue
06/26/18
MM
0
n/a
Wed
06/27/18
PB
0
n/a
Fri
06/29/18
MM
0
n/a
Sat
06/30/18
PB
0
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 participating in 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.