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ALL OR NOTHING: Minn. lottery unveils new game

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Match all the numbers -- or none at all -- and you've got a chance at $100,000. This is the concept behind the new Minnesota State Lottery game that started Tuesday called "All or Nothing."

Ed Van Petten, the Executive Director of the Minnesota State Lottery introduced All or Nothing to add to the allure of winning big without having matching numbers on your ticket.

"We always hear from players 'I never match any numbers, or I can't match any numbers.' Well, if you do that here you win money," Van Petten chuckled.

All or Nothing ticket sales and drawings started Tuesday.

"If the player matches all 12 numbers drawn they win the grand prize of $100,000. If they match no numbers at all, they also win $100,000," Van Petten continued.

Already, just after the first drawing, representatives at lottery headquarters await five Minnesotans to each claim $1,000, the second-tier prize.

"Five of the players that won $1000 probably made more than we did on this one. The game is developed to pay out at about 55 percent, so it's a very good odds game," Van Petten said.

The Minnesota State Lottery paid out 90 percent of its first drawing sales, which surprised the lottery executives.

"The first fear is: Maybe we set up the game wrong," Van Petten admitted.

Drawings will be held twice daily at 12:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.

Players who usually try the ever-so-popular Mega Millions turn their heads to consider All or Nothing.

"Seems like the odds are much better compared to the Powerball where not a lot of people win," said lottery player Dan Akerlund.

Overall, odds of winning the play price are 1 in 4.5. So, while you may not win the grand prize or $1,000, anyone who can match 10 or 3 of the 12 numbers will get $20. Anyone who can match 9 or 4 of the 12 numbers will get a dollar.

"More people are going to win; more people are going to play," predicted Akerlund.

However, even if someone happens to win big, it's important to remember that Uncle Sam will want his cut right away. This leaves the grand prize winner with $67,750.

After Tuesday night's last drawing, there are 7 Minnesota winners who've each won $1,000 through All or Nothing on the first day of the game.

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