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USS Rankin Lottery Pool #41
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 1,700 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 #41 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
10/03/17
MM
$25,000,000
$15,400,000
85
$117,000
55
12
18
19
25
67
7
$6.00
$6.00
n/a
Wed
10/04/17
PB
$94,000,000
$58,800,000
85
$449,000
26
22
23
62
63
66
24
$4.00
$10.00
n/a
Fri
10/06/17
MM
$30,000,000
$18,500,000
85
$141,000
45
21
33
36
45
56
12
$3.00
$13.00
n/a
Sat
10/07/17
PB
$112,000,000
$70,000,000
86
$529,000
26
10
49
61
63
65
7
$4.00
$17.00
n/a
2
Tue
10/10/17
MM
$36,000,000
$22,100,000
86
$167,000
45
7
16
24
61
62
2
$12.00
$29.00
n/a
Wed
10/11/17
PB
$128,000,000
$79,700,000
90
$575,000
26
1
3
13
19
69
23
$4.00
$33.00
n/a
Fri
10/13/17
MM
$43,000,000
$26,600,000
90
$192,000
45
2
7
18
26
31
12
$3.00
$36.00
n/a
Sat
10/14/17
PB
$143,000,000
$89,000,000
92
$628,000
26
32
37
56
66
69
11
$4.00
$40.00
n/a
3
Tue
10/17/17
MM
$15,000,000
$9,000,000
92
$63,000
45
31
45
49
56
70
11
$4.00
$44.00
n/a
Wed
10/18/17
PB
$156,000,000
$98,300,000
92
$694,000
26
30
49
54
66
69
8
$4.00
$48.00
n/a
Fri
10/20/17
MM
$20,000,000
$12,500,000
92
$88,000
45
6
23
63
66
73
9
$3.00
$51.00
n/a
Sat
10/21/17
PB
$173,000,000
$109,000,000
92
$770,000
26
14
41
42
45
69
4
$4.00
$55.00
10 / $0.00
4
Tue
10/24/17
MM
$25,000,000
$15,400,000
92
$108,000
45
20
24
34
56
64
6
$4.00
$59.00
n/a
Wed
10/25/17
PB
$191,000,000
$119,400,000
92
$843,000
26
18
22
29
54
57
8
$4.00
$63.00
10 / $0.00
Fri
10/27/17
MM
$30,000,000
$18,400,000
92
$130,000
45
17
27
41
51
52
13
$3.00
$66.00
n/a
Sat
10/28/17
PB
$40,000,000
$25,000,000
92
$176,000
26
27
35
38
57
66
10
$4.00
$70.00
n/a
5
Tue
10/31/17
MM
$40,000,000
$24,500,000
92
$173,000
25
6
28
31
52
53
12
$2.00
$72.00
n/a
Wed
11/01/17
PB
$52,000,000
$32,100,000
95
$219,000
26
3
6
19
26
44
1
$4.00
$76.00
n/a
Fri
11/03/17
MM
$48,000,000
$29,700,000
95
$203,000
25
10
22
42
61
69
3
$2.00
$78.00
n/a
Sat
11/04/17
PB
$64,000,000
$39,500,000
95
$270,000
26
12
14
26
48
51
13
$4.00
$82.00
n/a
6
Tue
11/07/17
MM
$59,000,000
$36,000,000
95
$246,000
25
1
54
60
68
69
11
$12.00
$94.00
n/a
Wed
11/08/17
PB
$75,000,000
$47,300,000
95
$323,000
26
12
14
20
21
34
22
$4.00
$98.00
n/a
Fri
11/10/17
MM
$71,000,000
$44,600,000
95
$305,000
25
6
23
38
42
58
24
$2.00
$100.00
n/a
Sat
11/11/17
PB
$90,000,000
$56,800,000
95
$388,000
26
4
6
16
30
56
18
$4.00
$104.00
n/a
7
Tue
11/14/17
MM
$82,000,000
$51,400,000
95
$351,000
25
1
14
21
22
28
19
$2.00
$106.00
n/a
Wed
11/15/17
PB
$103,000,000
$65,300,000
95
$446,000
26
23
32
44
48
50
25
$4.00
$110.00
n/a
Fri
11/17/17
MM
$95,000,000
$59,200,000
95
$405,000
25
n/a
Sat
11/18/17
PB
$119,000,000
$75,400,000
95
$515,000
26
n/a
8
Tue
11/21/17
MM
25
n/a
Wed
11/22/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
11/24/17
MM
25
n/a
Sat
11/25/17
PB
26
n/a
9
Tue
11/28/17
MM
25
n/a
Wed
11/29/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
12/01/17
MM
25
n/a
Sat
12/02/17
PB
26
n/a
10
Tue
12/05/17
MM
0
n/a
Wed
12/06/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
12/08/17
MM
0
n/a
Sat
12/09/17
PB
26
n/a
11
Tue
12/12/17
MM
0
n/a
Wed
12/13/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
12/15/17
MM
0
n/a
Sat
12/16/17
PB
26
n/a
12
Tue
12/19/17
MM
0
n/a
Wed
12/20/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
12/22/17
MM
0
n/a
Sat
12/23/17
PB
26
n/a
13
Tue
12/26/17
MM
0
n/a
Wed
12/27/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
12/29/17
MM
0
n/a
Sat
12/30/17
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 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.