Texas All or Nothing Review
We are all pretty clear on the way that lotteries work: match a few numbers, and win a small prize. Match all the numbers, and celebrate for a long time. However, there is one lottery that decided that this formula for lottery winnings does not work. In this All or Nothing Lottery review, we will look at a game that flips lotto convention on its head.
Launched on September 10, 2012, the Texas All or Nothing lottery game changed how people see the lottery. However, its legacy did not last long, and in June 2013 the lottery was suspended. The reason for this suspension is something that you may not believe—there were too many winners, and the lottery was struggling to pay out the amount of money that was being claimed!
However, after tweaking the prize structure slightly and making a few amendments to the game, the draw was reopened on August 25 of the same year.
How to Play All or Nothing Lottery
The lottery uses a single-matrix format that requires you to choose only one sequence of numbers without worrying about any special or bonus balls. However, unlike other lotteries that only require you to choose five or six numbers, this lottery requires you to choose 12. These 12 numbers must be selected from a number pool that ranges from 1 to 24. If you don’t want to choose your own numbers, there is a quick pick option available that will select your numbers for you.
Once you have chosen your numbers or used a quick pick, simply select whether you would like to enable Multi-Draw on your ticket. This feature allows you to play the same number sequence in recurring draws. The highest Multi-Draw you can select is 24 consecutive draws.
Once you have done that too, you may purchase your ticket—and then hold your thumbs. However, this is where the game really starts to get interesting. Rather than only holding thumbs that you match all 12 numbers, you may also hope that you do not match any at all. This is because this lottery has equal prizes for those that match all the numbers and those that match none at all.
Odds of Winning
The odds of gaining the jackpot win by matching all or nothing are 1 in 2,704,156. These are really great odds considering it only costs $2 per play. While these odds are put more into perspective when you consider that the jackpot is set at a static $250,000, this is thankfully still no small amount.
The overall odds of winning any prize at all are 1 in 4.5—great odds that we find nothing to complain about.
All or Nothing Lottery Payout Chart
As mentioned, this lottery pays out equally to those who match numbers and those who do not. However, this is not limited to just the jackpot. In fact, the prize tier starts reversing as soon as it gets halfway and starts allowing for higher-paying prizes.
# of Matched Numbers
Odds of Winning
12 of 12
1 in 2,704,156
11 of 12
1 in 18,779
10 of 12
1 in 621
9 of 12
1 in 56
8 of 12
1 in 11
4 of 12
1 in 11
3 of 12
1 in 56
2 of 12
1 in 621
1 of 12
1 in 18,779
0 of 12
1 in 2,704,156
One of the amendments made to the prize structure that we mentioned earlier was a limit to the maximum amount that can be paid out per draw. This limit was set at $5 million. The changes also state that any time where more than 20 people win the jackpot, prizes shall be paid on a pari-mutuel basis rather than at the fixed amount stated.
Four draws happen every day from Monday to Saturday. These draws take place at 10:00 AM, 12:27 PM, 6:00 PM, and 10:12 PM. All times are CDT.
Because the jackpot is set at a static amount, the highest one ever paid out is $250,000.
Because the amount paid out on this lottery is nothing close to the millions paid out by other lotteries, it would be somewhat redundant to offer annuity payments to winners. Instead, all prizes are paid out in cash lump sums.
Thankfully, if you win any prize aside from the jackpot, you will not need to worry about paying any taxes. However, if you win the jackpot—which pushes your winnings above the $5,000 exemption threshold—you will be liable to pay tax. This tax is calculated at 24%, meaning that of your $250,000 jackpot winnings, you will only receive $190,000.
How to Play All or Nothing Lottery Online
Even though we have visited all the top online lottery websites, we were unable to find any online platform that allows you to purchase tickets for the All or Nothing lottery—including the official lottery website. This means that if you would like to play in this lottery, you will need to visit your nearest authorised dealer and purchase your ticket in person.
All or Nothing Lottery – Is It Worth Playing?
It should not even be a question of whether or not this lottery is worth playing. After all, how many lotteries do you win the jackpot for by matching none of the numbers? However, it is not just this fact that makes this lottery worth playing. The fact that there are four draws each day, tickets are reasonably priced, and the odds are rather good all work together to make this lottery something special. So, our verdict? Get out there and get a ticket (or four).
FAQ - frequently asked questions
All or Nothing TX is a unique lottery in that it awards prizes to players for both matching many numbers, like other games, but also for matching few numbers. In other words, you can win the jackpot for matching all 12 of 12 numbers—but also for matching none of them. The same applies to secondary prizes, with the smallest prize ($2) awarded for matching either 8 or 4 of the 12 numbers that are drawn.
The All or Nothing pool consists of a total of 24 numbers. To win, players must match either all 12 OR zero of the 12 numbers that are drawn.
More than 50% of all the All or Nothing draws that have taken place so far have seen a fairly even spread of high (13 to 24) and low numbers (1 to 12). For example, five have been from the high range and seven from the low range, or six have been high and six have been low, or seven have been high and five have been low. No drawing has ever produced all high or all low numbers.
- Matching 2 numbers in All or Nothing is the same as matching 10 numbers and will win you the same prize of $50.
- All or Nothing draws happen four times per day from Monday to Saturday at 10:00 AM, 12:27 PM, 6:00 PM, and 10:12 PM CDT.
- Matching 10 of 12 numbers in All or Nothing is the same as matching 2 numbers and will win you the same $50 prize.
- The top prize is $250,000, second is $500, third is $50, fourth is $10, and fifth is $2.