Jan. 24, 2014 – The Iowa and Minnesota Lotteries have teamed up to offer players in both states a new draw game called “All or Nothing” with a unique style of play.
All or Nothing, as the name might suggest, pays out if players match all of the winning numbers or none of them.
The jackpot prize for the game is $100,000, and players must pick 12 numbers from a set of 24. When the winning numbers are drawn, if a player matches all 12 correctly or doesn’t match any numbers, they win the $100,00 jackpot prize.
“If you never match anything in lottery drawings, we have the game for you,” said Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich.
Minnesota Lottery Director Ed Van Petten said they “couldn’t decide if people should win for matching them all or coming up empty, so we decided ‘Heck, let’s do both.'”
Along with the All or Nothing jackpot there are another eight ways to win a prize on the game. Players can win the $1,000 second prize by matching 11 numbers or just matching one number.
There are also prizes for matching 10 numbers or just two, nine numbers or only three, and eight numbers or four.
The game will make its debut in both states Tuesday, Jan. 28. There will be two drawings each day, at 12:45 p.m and 8:45 p.m., and sales will close about 35 minutes prior to each drawing.
The unique style of play is offered by other U.S. lotteries and, according to the Iowa and Minnesota Lotteries, All or Nothing is an ever-popular game.
“We’re looking forward to this lotto-with-a-twist concept, and we think our two states will have fun with it too,” Rich said.