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Texas Lottery approves new game to start in fall

Apr 2, 2012, 8:25 pm

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'All or Nothing' will be drawn four times a day

UPDATED: ticket price, drawing type, prize table

By Todd Northrop

AUSTIN, Tx. — The three-member Texas Lottery Commission (TLC) unanimously voted to approve the new All or Nothing game.

All or Nothing, scheduled to begin in the fall of 2012, will give lottery players the chance to win up to $250,000 by picking 12 of the 24 numbers drawn or none of the numbers drawn.

The object of the game is to either select as many or as few numbers that match the 12 numbers drawn in the drawing.  In addition to the top prize earned by matching all or none of the numbers drawn, players can also win prizes by  matching more than seven (7) or fewer than five (5) numbers drawn.

According to the Texas Lottery, the top prize is a fixed prize, so winners of the top prize will get the full $250,000 even if there is more than one winner.  This is different than a jackpot game like Mega Millions, in which all the winners of the top prize share the jackpot.

All or Nothing drawings will be held four times a day, at 10:00 a.m., 12:27 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 10:12 p.m. six days a week, Monday through Saturday.  Tickets will cost $2.00 each.

The winning numbers for All or Nothing will be drawn using a traditional lottery ball machine.

Prizes and Odds

The complete set of prizes available for matching various combinations of numbers can be found below, in addition to the odds.

Match  Prize per Winner  Odds 
12$250,0001 in 2,704,156
11$5001 in 18,779
10$501 in 621
9$101 in 56
8$21 in 11
4$21 in 11
3$101 in 56
2$501 in 621
1$5001 in 18,779
0$250,0001 in 2,704,156

The overall odds of winning any prize in All or Nothing are 1 in 45.

Similar to Ireland's game

A lottery game with the same exact name and draw format is currently played in Ireland, although the prize structure is somewhat different.  (See Ireland All or Nothing Game Information.)

In Ireland's version of the game, players matching all or none of the 12 numbers drawn win prizes of €500,000 (US$666,058).  Ireland tickets for All or Nothing cost €2 (US$2.66) each.

There are also prizes for matching 8, 9, 10, or 11 of the numbers drawn in Ireland's version of the game.

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Member #125215
March 27, 2012
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Posted: April 2, 2012, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

This looks like a fun game to play!

This spot for rent.

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    February 17, 2012
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    Posted: April 2, 2012, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

    I can't imagine them charging more than $1 for this game, since it's played four times a dayI'm sure people

    will take more chances if it's just 1 buck to play.


    This game sounds nice, if you don't win the first time you have three more chances that very day instead of

    waiting the next or next couple of days to win. I like it!! I'm sure once you see those first set of numers roll

    you for sure think you know what the next numbers are going to be so you'll want to play again, at least

    that's how I am sometimes.

     I wish a game like this would come to WisconsinSmile

      dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
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      Member #82389
      November 12, 2009
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      Posted: April 2, 2012, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

      SWEET!!!!! Thumbs Up another game for me to play when we go to Texas

      I Love Pink & Green 1908

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        March 16, 2012
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        Posted: April 2, 2012, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

        SWEET!!!!! Thumbs Up another game for me to play when we go to Texas

        DCF - right there with ya.  I love the idea of guessing the WRONG numbers... I am actually quite good at that so this game should be right up my alley!  Sun Smiley

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          January 30, 2010
          1875 Posts
          Posted: April 2, 2012, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

          Yeah, I'm diggin' this game, too...so far. However, the payouts, in terms of how many numbers are matched, look pretty decent. I'm anticipating what the cost will be and hope it's a dollar just like everything else is. If so, I'm in there like swimwear! The thing about this, though, is that a person is highly unlikely NOT TO MATCH ANY NUMBERS or ALL TWELVE. 

          However, my gears are already grinding on a strategy to implement on this game based on what I've already saved from the link. I really like the fours draws per day as it will probably optimize what I have in mind, and, it's about time they introduced such a game. In the end, though, they've definitely researched and studied all the odds with their Master Mathematicians to ensure they turn a very good profit. Works for me!!


            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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            March 24, 2001
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            Posted: April 2, 2012, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

            Will have to check the Texas website to see if I calculated the odds correctly.

             combination size             12
             basic pool size              24
             (B) bonus numbers            none
             smallest match               0
             tickets or chances per draw  1
             possible combos of 12/24 numbers = 2704156
             MATCH    ODDS            WINNING COMBOS  ODDS 1 CHANCES
            12/12    1 : 2704156        1              1 : 2704156
            11/12    1 : 18779          144            1 : 18779
            10/12    1 : 621            4356           1 : 621
             9/12    1 : 56             48400          1 : 56
             8/12    1 : 11             245025         1 : 11
             7/12    1 : 4              627264         1 : 4
             6/12    1 : 3              853776         1 : 3
             5/12    1 : 4              627264         1 : 4
             4/12    1 : 11             245025         1 : 11
             3/12    1 : 56             48400          1 : 56
             2/12    1 : 621            4356           1 : 621
             1/12    1 : 18779          144            1 : 18779
             0/12    1 : 2704156        1              1 : 2704156

             * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

            Thumbs Up       

              United States
              Member #86151
              January 30, 2010
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              Posted: April 2, 2012, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

              Okay, I'm gonna try and help all my Texas Peeps with this information! Now, as everyone should know by now, I'm dead set on playing a set of reasonable numbers consistently over and over...because it simply works. Here we have a new game which dictates that matching all, none, more, or less numbers will pay off. Are you all with me? Okay. Here's where playing the same set of numbers WILL ACTUALLY WORK BEST because you will either match MORE NUMBERS, or, LESS NUMBERS from draw to draw by remaining consistent with the same set. Does this now make more sense?

              Let the numbers either hit or miss your numbers from one draw to the next, and at some point, a big winner will be realized!!! I actually can't wait for this thing to jump off!!!


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                November 25, 2005
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                Posted: April 2, 2012, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

                I'm ready for this game.I pick no numbers out of 54 all the time.Should have better luck with this one,bring on the fall...LOL

                I might have wandered but i'm not lost!!

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                  Member #86151
                  January 30, 2010
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                  Posted: April 2, 2012, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

                  Yeah, it would seem that it's very easy to not match any numbers but, we're only dealing with (24) here as opposed to (54) with the big boy. Hence, it's very easy to not match any on the 6/54, whereas with only (24), it'll be hard not to match at least (3) maybe. In the end, it all still pays off which is what I really like about it! Less total numbers equals better matching odds, and in this case, less is still good! I knew Texas could do it!!



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                    January 31, 2003
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                    Posted: April 2, 2012, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

                    PART 9. TEXAS LOTTERY COMMISSION



                    16 TAC §401.320

                    The Texas Lottery Commission (Commission) proposes new 16 TAC §401.320 ("All or Nothing" On-Line Game Rule). The purpose of the proposed rule is to establish and share with the public, details of the game design, matrix, prize level structure and operation of the proposed on-line game.

                    Kathy Pyka, Controller, has determined that the new rule will result in an estimated $40.5 million for the first five year period. The fiscal impact for each year of the first five years the rule is in effect is as follows: FY 2012, $1.3M; FY 2013, $9.8M; FY 2014, $9.8M; FY 2015 $9.8M; FY 2016, $9.8M. There will be no adverse effect on small businesses, micro businesses, or local or state employment. There will be no additional economic cost to persons required to comply with the new rule as proposed. Furthermore, an Economic Impact Statement and Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is not required because the new rule will not have an economic effect on small businesses as defined in Texas Government Code §2006.001(2).

                    Michael Anger, Lottery Operations Director, has determined that for each year of the first five years the new rule will be in effect, the public benefit anticipated is additional revenue for the Foundation School Fund, additional commissions for retailers, and a wider variety of lottery game offerings and features for players.

                    The Commission requests comments on the proposed new rule from any interested person. Comments on the proposed new rule may be submitted to Pete Wassdorf, Assistant General Counsel, by mail at Texas Lottery Commission, P.O. Box 16630, Austin, Texas 78761-6630; by facsimile at (512) 344-5189; or by email at legal.input@lottery.state.tx.us. The Commission will hold a public hearing on this proposal at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at 611 E. 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78701. Comments must be received within 30 days after publication of this proposal in order to be considered.

                    The new rule is proposed under Texas Government Code, §466.015, which authorizes the Commission to adopt rules governing the operation of the lottery, and under the authority of Texas Government Code §467.102, which provides the Commission with the authority to adopt rules for the enforcement and administration of the laws under the Commission's jurisdiction.

                    This proposal is intended to implement Texas Government Code, Chapter 466.

                    §401.320."All or Nothing" On-Line Game Rule.

                    (a) "All or Nothing." The executive director is authorized to conduct a game known as "All or Nothing." The executive director may issue further directives for the conduct of "All or Nothing" that are consistent with this rule. In the case of conflict, this rule takes precedence over §401.304 of this title (relating to On-Line Game Rules (General)).

                    (b) Object of the Game. The object of the game is to either select as many or as few numbers that match the 12 numbers drawn in the drawing. If a player matches more than seven (7) or fewer than five (5) numbers drawn in the drawing, the player wins a prize. (See the prize schedule chart in subsection (g) of this section.) If the player matches all 12 numbers drawn in the drawing, or does not match any numbers drawn in the drawing, the player wins the Top Prize ($250,000). If more than one ticket has been sold in which a player has matched all or none of the numbers drawn in the drawing, each player possessing such ticket shall win the Top Prize of $250,000.

                    (c) Definitions. When used in this rule, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

                    (1) Play--The selection of twelve different numbers from 1 through 24 for one opportunity to win in "All or Nothing" and the purchase of a ticket evidencing that selection.

                    (2) Playboard--A field of 24 numbers on a playslip for use in selecting numbers for an "All or Nothing" play.

                    (3) Playslip--An optically readable card issued by the Commission for use in selecting numbers for one or more "All or Nothing" plays.

                    (d) Plays and tickets.

                    (1) A ticket may be sold only by an on-line retailer and only at the location listed on the retailer's license. A ticket sold by a person other than an on-line retailer is not valid.

                    (2) The price of an individual play is $2.

                    (3) A player may complete up to five playboards on a single playslip.

                    (4) A player may use a single playslip to purchase the same play(s) for up to 24 consecutive drawings, to begin with the next drawing after the purchase.

                    (5) A person may select numbers for a play either:

                    (A) by using a playslip to select numbers;

                    (B) by selecting a Quick Pick and allowing a random number generator operated by the terminal to select numbers; or

                    (C) by requesting a retailer to manually enter numbers.

                    (6) Playslips must be completed manually. A ticket generated from a playslip that was not completed manually is not valid.

                    (7) An on-line retailer may accept a request to manually enter selections or to make Quick Pick selections only if the request is made in person. A retailer shall not accept telephone or mail-in or other requests not made in person to manually enter selected numbers.

                    (8) An on-line retailer shall issue a ticket as evidence of one or more plays. A ticket must show the numbers selected for each play, the number of plays, the draw date(s) and time(s) for which the plays were purchased, the cost of the ticket and the security and transaction serial numbers. Tickets must be printed on official Texas Lottery paper stock.

                    (9) A playslip, or any document other than a ticket issued as described in paragraph (8) of this subsection, has no monetary value and is not evidence of a play.

                    (10) It shall be the exclusive responsibility of the player to verify the accuracy of the player's selection(s) and other data printed on the ticket.

                    (11) An unsigned winning ticket is payable to the holder or bearer of the ticket if the ticket meets all applicable validation requirements. Neither the Commission nor its sales agents shall be responsible for lost or stolen tickets.

                    (12) The executive director may authorize promotions in connection with the "All or Nothing" On-Line game. Current promotions will be posted on the Commission's web site, and published in the "In Addition" section of the Texas Register.

                    (e) Drawings.

                    (1) "All or Nothing" drawings will be held four times a day, at 10:00 a.m., 12:27 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 10:12 p.m.) six days a week (Monday through Saturday). The executive director may change the drawing schedule, if, in the executive director's sole discretion, it is deemed necessary or expedient.

                    (2) Twelve different numbers from 1 through 24 shall be drawn at each "All or Nothing" drawing.

                    (3) Numbers drawn must be certified by the Commission in accordance with the Commission's drawing procedures.

                    (4) The numbers selected in a drawing shall be used to determine all winners for that drawing.

                    (5) A drawing will not be invalidated based on the financial liability of the lottery.

                    (f) Announcement of incentive or bonus program. The executive director shall announce each incentive or bonus program prior to its commencement. The announcement shall specify the beginning and ending time, if applicable, of the incentive or bonus program and the value for the award.

                    (g) Prizes.

                    (1) The Top Prize is $250,000.

                    (A) Each person who holds a valid ticket for a play matching (in any order) the twelve numbers drawn in a drawing, or matching none of the twelve numbers drawn in a drawing is entitled to a prize in the amount of $250,000. All other prizes are in amounts for matching or non-matching selections as shown in the following chart. All prizes are paid in cash.

                    Figure: 16 TAC §401.320(g)(1)(A)

                    (B) All payments shall be made upon completion of Commission validation procedures.

                    (C) A claim for any prize of $600 or more must be presented at a Texas Lottery claim center.

                    (2) A person may win only one prize per play per drawing. A player who holds a valid ticket for a winning play is entitled to the highest prize for that play.

                    This agency hereby certifies that the proposal has been reviewed by legal counsel and found to be within the agency's legal authority to adopt.

                    Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on February 6, 2012.


                    Kimberly L. Kiplin

                    General Counsel

                    Texas Lottery Commission

                    Earliest possible date of adoption: March 18, 2012

                    For further information, please call: (512) 344-501


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                      Posted: April 2, 2012, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

                      If you can win other prizes other than the top prize then it is truly not all or nothing. lol

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                        Posted: April 2, 2012, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

                        If you can win other prizes other than the top prize then it is truly not all or nothing. lol

                        You caught that too, eh? Also, (5), (6), or (7) numbers pays absolutely nothing...and this is where the matrix of the game is. (11) get's you $500, and, so does only (1). After careful deliberation, I only want to match (1) or none at all...and I'll be tryin' like all get out to miss all of 'em!! This is very interesting to me...the idea of finally trying TO NOT MATCH ANY NUMBERS. Hmmmm.


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                          Posted: April 2, 2012, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

                          2.00 a line x 4 per day x5 if you play full board=32.00 a day x 7=224.00 a week to play this game if you play a full board for a week . a little to steep even for oil rich texans. even 1 line a day x4x7=56.00 a week or 224.00 a month. i'm sorry but this game won't sell. payouts for 7-8 over or 4-5 under won't be gppd enough as these will be the most common hits. and the dreaded 6 will come up too often on your tickets. pass. correction no payoff at all for 5,6, or 7. this game will bankrupt the already bankrupted texas citizens.

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                            Posted: April 2, 2012, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

                            I read about this in the minutes of the last meeting. $2 per tic. 6 days a week, no Sunday draws in Tx. I looked at the Irish game a few weeks ago and the odds are less than Tx 2 Step, but I don't recall what they are exactly.

                            Not sure I will play this game. I sure won't play it 4 times a day. I might play it occasionally. It won't start til around August.

                            Just looked up the odds. 1 in 1,352,078.

                            I still wish they would bring in a game like Pa's Quinto.

                            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                            A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)