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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.
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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 $17 billion in Jackpot payouts, can be found HERE.

LOTTERY POOL #40 RESULTS MEGA MILLIONS AND POWERBALL
We use a sophisticated 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
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
18
31
36
50
74
10
$3.00
$94.00
30 / $6.00
Sat
07/22/17
PB
$205,000,000
$127,600,000
105
$789,000
26
5
32
44
53
60
9
$4.00
$98.00
15 / $8.00
5
Tue
07/25/17
MM
$262,000,000
$164,100,000
105
$1,015,000
50
2
5
26
58
60
6
$3.00
$101.00
40 / $3.00
Wed
07/26/17
PB
$220,000,000
$139,000,000
105
$860,000
26
7
19
21
42
69
12
$4.00
$105.00
15 / $0.00
Fri
07/28/17
MM
$282,000,000
$174,600,000
105
$1,080,000
50
4
6
31
49
52
11
$4.00
$109.00
40 / $3.00
Sat
07/29/17
PB
$239,000,000
$151,000,000
105
$934,000
26
1
28
40
45
48
12
$4.00
$113.00
20 / $0.00
6
Tue
08/01/17
MM
$303,000,000
$186,900,000
105
$1,157,000
50
20
22
52
57
73
7
$3.00
$116.00
40 / $4.00
Wed
08/02/17
PB
$261,000,000
$162,400,000
105
$1,005,000
26
1
16
54
63
69
18
$4.00
$120.00
20 / $0.00
Fri
08/04/17
MM
$323,000,000
$199,800,000
105
$1,236,000
50
9
17
25
63
71
4
$6.00
$126.00
60 / $8.00
Sat
08/05/17
PB
$286,000,000
$178,000,000
105
$1,101,000
26
11
21
28
33
45
11
$4.00
$130.00
20 / $4.00
7
Tue
08/08/17
MM
$346,000,000
$216,100,000
105
$1,337,000
50
11
17
50
52
74
14
$54.00
$184.00
60 / $9.00
Wed
08/09/17
PB
$307,000,000
$193,200,000
105
$1,196,000
26
12
30
36
47
62
9
$4.00
$188.00
20 / $8.00
Fri
08/11/17
MM
$382,000,000
$238,300,000
105
$1,475,000
50
23
33
53
56
58
6
$4.00
$192.00
60 / $6.00
Sat
08/12/17
PB
$356,000,000
$224,000,000
105
$1,386,000
26
20
24
26
35
49
19
$4.00
$196.00
30 / $4.00
8
Tue
08/15/17
MM
$15,000,000
$9,400,000
105
$58,000
50
7
16
20
66
73
7
$3.00
$199.00
n/a
Wed
08/16/17
PB
$430,000,000
$273,400,000
105
$1,692,000
26
9
15
43
60
64
4
$11.00
$210.00
50 / $15.00
Fri
08/18/17
MM
$20,000,000
$12,500,000
105
$77,000
50
1
31
34
40
75
6
$10.00
$220.00
n/a
Sat
08/19/17
PB
$510,000,000
$324,200,000
105
$2,006,000
26
17
19
39
43
68
13
$4.00
$224.00
50 / $0.00
9
Tue
08/22/17
MM
$25,000,000
$15,800,000
105
$97,000
50
24
35
46
50
51
7
$3.00
$227.00
n/a
Wed
08/23/17
PB
$700,000,000
$443,300,000
105
$2,744,000
26
6
7
16
23
26
4
$4.00
$231.00
50 / $8.00
Fri
08/25/17
MM
$37,000,000
$23,300,000
105
$144,000
50
17
38
42
51
65
11
$5.00
$236.00
n/a
Sat
08/26/17
PB
$40,000,000
$25,300,000
105
$156,000
26
7
15
32
38
66
15
$4.00
$240.00
n/a
10
Tue
08/29/17
MM
$45,000,000
$28,500,000
108
$171,000
50
2
13
17
35
73
3
$5.00
$245.00
n/a
Wed
08/30/17
PB
$53,000,000
$33,700,000
108
$202,000
26
19
28
43
67
69
7
$4.00
$249.00
n/a
Fri
09/01/17
MM
$53,000,000
$33,900,000
108
$204,000
50
4
13
31
50
64
12
$3.00
$252.00
n/a
Sat
09/02/17
PB
$68,000,000
$43,200,000
108
$260,000
26
6
21
41
52
62
26
$4.00
$256.00
n/a
11
Tue
09/05/17
MM
$61,000,000
$38,700,000
108
$232,000
55
11
17
59
70
72
1
$8.00
$264.00
n/a
Wed
09/06/17
PB
$83,000,000
$52,800,000
108
$317,000
26
8
14
32
58
67
17
$7.00
$271.00
n/a
Fri
09/08/17
MM
$70,000,000
$44,300,000
108
$266,000
55
4
5
14
26
73
14
$5.00
$276.00
n/a
Sat
09/09/17
PB
$102,000,000
$64,900,000
108
$390,000
26
6
20
29
57
59
22
$4.00
$280.00
n/a
12
Tue
09/12/17
MM
$76,000,000
$48,900,000
108
$294,000
55
26
37
41
54
65
3
$6.00
$286.00
n/a
Wed
09/13/17
PB
$115,000,000
$74,100,000
108
$445,000
26
17
24
35
57
63
19
$4.00
$290.00
n/a
Fri
09/15/17
MM
$86,000,000
$54,500,000
108
$328,000
55
18
24
34
38
58
3
$5.00
$295.00
n/a
Sat
09/16/17
PB
$132,000,000
$85,100,000
108
$512,000
26
17
18
24
25
31
24
$11.00
$306.00
n/a
13
Tue
09/19/17
MM
$94,000,000
$59,600,000
108
$358,000
55
9
28
31
50
61
10
$5.00
$311.00
n/a
Wed
09/20/17
PB
$40,000,000
$25,400,000
108
$152,000
26
39
48
53
67
68
26
$4.00
$315.00
n/a
Fri
09/22/17
MM
$104,000,000
$65,600,000
108
$394,000
55
5
39
54
63
66
15
$4.00
$319.00
n/a
Sat
09/23/17
PB
$53,000,000
$33,700,000
108
$202,000
26
n/a
14
Tue
09/26/17
MM
$15,000,000
$9,400,000
108
$56,000
55
n/a
Wed
09/27/17
PB
26
n/a
Fri
09/29/17
MM
55
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 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.