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Minnesota & Iowa All Or Nothing

It’s time to get excited about a new lottery game. The Minnesota and Iowa lotteries have joined forces and started a new game called All or Nothing! It’s perfect for losers like me! Some people are lucky; in my case if it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.  I never get any of the lottery numbers right.

In All or Nothing, if you get all the numbers right or none of the numbers right, you win $100,000!  You should probably read that sentence again just to make sure you’re eyes aren’t tricking you.  I’ll wait.  Are you as excited as I am?  All or Nothing pays $100,000 to people who have none of the numbers right.

All or Nothing was created out of the frustration of lottery players like me. (You’d think once in a while I’d get one or two of the lottery numbers being drawn.)  Player feedback to lottery officials indicated that repeat lottery customers suffered some frustration over not getting any of the numbers right.  All or Nothing was the Minnesota and Iowa lotteries response to the player feedback.

The way the game works is players select 12 out of 24 numbers between 1 and 24.  The lottery is drawn twice daily, once at 12:45 p.m. and once at 8:45 p.m.  Compare your ticket to the numbers at the appropriate drawing time.  If you match all 12 numbers, you win!

Now here’s the part for people who like big buts… BUT, if you match none of the numbers in All or Nothing you also win $100,000!  (I guess that’s why they call it All or Nothing.)

Tickets that match between 0 and 4 numbers and between 8 and 12 numbers win a cash prize between $1 and $100,000.  The only tickets that win nothing are tickets matching 5, 6, and 7 numbers.  The overall odds of winning a cash prize are 1 in 4.54.  Those are amazing odds!

All or Nothing tickets only costs $1 to play.  Drawings for All or Nothing are held twice daily every day of the week at 12:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Ticket sales halt at 12:10 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. for the respective drawings.  A player can purchase up to 14 draws for $1 each.  Because All or Nothing tickets can’t be canceled after the purchase has been made, players must be sure to check their play slips before making their purchases.

Because the odds of winning All or Nothing are so high, there is one caveat.  If, on any given drawing, there are eight or more winning tickets on either end of the winning spectrum, each winner will then get 7/8 of $100,000.  Based on expected sales, Minnesota and Iowa lottery officials feel there is very little chance of seeing a single drawing with more than seven winners.

All or Nothing is a game for losers like me! If you’ve never picked a single winning number in the lottery in your life, Minnesota and Iowa have the game for you! Pick all the winning numbers, or none of them.  Either way, you’re a winner in All or Nothing!

To claim winnings for All or Nothing a winning ticket must be presented within one year of the date of the drawing to claim the prize.