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USS Rankin Lottery Pool #42
January 1, 2018 March 31, 2018
We are Accepting a Few New Players!
Recent changes in the Mega Millions lottery have increased its jackpots and doubled its ticket price to $2.00. We need about ten new players to preserve our unbroken record of winning money in every drawing. Anyone over 18 is welcome to join.
The new players will start participating in the pool as soon as we receive their money.
You can buy a year-long membership for $100. With four drawings every week, that gives you over 200 chances to win a share of a multimillion dollar Jackpot. Imagine the year-long fun and adventure!
You can also purchase a three-month membership for only $25.
Click HERE to see a brief description of how our pool works. (It will open in a new window.)
For further information on joining our pool, send email to ussrankin@aol.com or call Skip Sander at (412) 367-1376.
If you would prefer just to join the pool, send cash, check, or money order to USS Rankin Lottery Pool, 153 Mayer Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Be sure to include the player's name, postal address, and telephone number, and their email address if they have one.
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 #42 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
01/02/18
MM
$343,000,000
$215,300,000
84
$1,666,000
25
1
42
47
64
70
22
$4.00
$4.00
20 / $0.00
Wed
01/03/18
PB
$440,000,000
$278,300,000
84
$2,153,000
26
2
18
37
39
42
12
$4.00
$8.00
20 / $0.00
Fri
01/05/18
MM
$418,000,000
$261,500,000
84
$2,023,000
25
28
30
39
59
70
10
$2.00
$10.00
20 / $2.00
Sat
01/06/18
PB
$550,000,000
$347,900,000
84
$2,692,000
26
12
29
30
33
61
26
$4.00
$14.00
20 / $4.00
2
Tue
01/09/18
MM
$40,000,000
$25,000,000
89
$182,000
25
16
29
31
65
67
23
$2.00
$16.00
n/a
Wed
01/10/18
PB
$40,000,000
$25,200,000
89
$184,000
26
7
24
33
49
50
4
$4.00
$20.00
n/a
Fri
01/12/18
MM
$45,000,000
$27,800,000
89
$203,000
25
17
18
33
46
60
24
$2.00
$22.00
n/a
Sat
01/13/18
PB
$50,000,000
$31,446,000
89
$229,000
26
14
25
35
58
69
24
$4.00
$26.00
n/a
3
Tue
01/16/18
MM
$50,000,000
$30,800,000
89
$224,000
25
3
11
23
29
59
18
$2.00
$28.00
n/a
Wed
01/17/18
PB
$62,000,000
$38,500,000
89
$281,000
26
3
33
37
51
57
21
$4.00
$32.00
n/a
Fri
01/19/18
MM
$55,000,000
$34,100,000
89
$249,000
25
3
17
23
49
66
23
$2.00
$34.00
n/a
Sat
01/20/18
PB
$78,000,000
$48,500,000
90
$350,000
26
26
28
47
49
58
3
$4.00
$38.00
n/a
4
Tue
01/23/18
MM
$63,000,000
$38,500,000
90
$278,000
25
2
6
30
31
55
7
$4.00
$42.00
n/a
Wed
01/24/18
PB
$92,000,000
$56,800,000
90
$410,000
26
5
9
11
33
64
21
$4.00
$46.00
n/a
Fri
01/26/18
MM
$76,000,000
$46,600,000
90
$336,000
25
10
16
27
38
43
1
$2.00
$48.00
n/a
Sat
01/27/18
PB
$112,000,000
$69,100,000
90
$499,000
26
17
21
26
47
54
7
$4.00
$52.00
n/a
5
Tue
01/30/18
MM
$89,000,000
$54,600,000
97
$365,000
25
29
41
42
49
57
24
$4.00
$56.00
n/a
Wed
01/31/18
PB
$127,000,000
$78,400,000
97
$525,000
26
4
7
14
46
59
22
$4.00
$60.00
n/a
Fri
02/02/18
MM
$104,000,000
$63,000,000
97
$422,000
25
1
4
14
17
40
4
$2.00
$62.00
n/a
Sat
02/03/18
PB
$145,000,000
$89,600,000
97
$600,000
26
15
23
27
48
53
6
$11.00
$73.00
n/a
6
Tue
02/06/18
MM
$120,000,000
$71,700,000
98
$475,000
25
14
17
25
48
58
25
$2.00
$75.00
n/a
Wed
02/07/18
PB
$165,000,000
$99,700,000
98
$661,000
26
23
34
35
40
47
10
$4.00
$79.00
10 / $4.00
Fri
02/09/18
MM
$136,000,000
$81,300,000
98
$539,000
25
28
34
41
46
47
14
$2.00
$81.00
n/a
Sat
02/10/18
PB
$184,000,000
$111,200,000
98
$737,000
26
1
13
27
41
59
20
$4.00
$85.00
10 / $0.00
7
Tue
02/13/18
MM
$153,000,000
$90,200,000
98
$598,000
25
5
12
15
46
49
1
$2.00
$87.00
n/a
Wed
02/14/18
PB
$203,000,000
$160,800,000
98
$1,066,000
26
37
39
44
46
69
26
$4.00
$91.00
10 / $4.00
Fri
02/16/18
MM
$168,000,000
$99,500,000
98
$659,000
25
14
38
48
53
58
16
$2.00
$93.00
10 / $0.00
Sat
02/17/18
PB
$203,000,000
$120,800,000
98
$801,000
26
13
26
39
44
62
2
$4.00
$97.00
10 / $8.00
8
Tue
02/20/18
MM
$185,000,000
$109,900,000
98
$728,000
25
n/a
Wed
02/21/18
PB
$246,000,000
$146,400,000
98
$971,000
26
n/a
Fri
02/23/18
MM
25
n/a
Sat
02/24/18
PB
26
n/a
9
Tue
02/27/18
MM
25
n/a
Wed
02/28/18
PB
26
n/a
Fri
03/02/18
MM
0
n/a
Sat
03/03/18
PB
0
n/a
10
Tue
03/06/18
MM
0
n/a
Wed
03/07/18
PB
0
n/a
Fri
03/09/18
MM
0
n/a
Sat
03/10/18
PB
0
n/a
11
Tue
03/13/18
MM
0
n/a
Wed
03/14/18
PB
0
n/a
Fri
03/16/18
MM
0
n/a
Sat
03/17/18
PB
0
n/a
12
Tue
03/20/18
MM
0
n/a
Wed
03/21/18
PB
0
n/a
Fri
03/23/18
MM
0
n/a
Sat
03/24/18
PB
0
n/a
13
Tue
03/27/18
MM
0
n/a
Wed
03/28/18
PB
0
n/a
Fri
03/30/18
MM
0
n/a
Sat
03/31/18
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 108 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.