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Originally Posted : August 23, 2012
Revised : June 5, 2013

Did Gary Grief Lead The Commissioners To
Believe All or Nothing was born in Texas?
And about that highly publicized “liability” problem.
Posted 6/8/13 – Click here

Houston Chronicle Exposes Mr. Grief’s
Contractions Regarding All or Nothing
Here’s the answers to all your questions and the REAL truth
(6/5/13 – 4 PM – Revisions and edited 2 AM – 6/6/13) . Click here

– Sales Suspended 6/3/13 – 11:40 AM –

Without any fanfare, the TLC suspended All or Nothing sales today.
They issued the following press relase at 4 pm, June 3, 2013 –
as you read what they want you to know, my comments,
explanations and opinions will be in blue italics!

TEXAS LOTTERY TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS SALES FOR ALL OR NOTHING GAME

(AUSTIN) – June 3, 2013 – The Texas Lottery today announced that it has temporarily suspended sales for the popular All or Nothing draw game. ( Game not popular – If anyone thinks selling an average of 34,682 tickets per draw is successful and popular – well, then I suppose I’m off base. )

GTECH Corporation, the lottery operator in Texas, notified the commission of a game design issue related to the current game structure, caused in part by player propensity to play certain number combinations in the game. To remain consistent with its mission of generating revenue for public education, the Texas Lottery will evaluate placing limitations on wagers that can be purchased for any number combination in the game. The practice of setting liability limits is common in the lottery industry for games that offer guaranteed prizes. ( “Guaranteed prizes” is a liability for any lottery and the practice of guaranteeing any prizes for any game should be outlawed by the state. They should NOT be allowed to “set liability limits” while advertising a top prize of $250K when this may not be true which is what this sounds like they are wanting to do. This game with its 4 draws per day is entirely too much. Not only that – but they are also getting ready to conduct FOUR Pick3 and Daily4 draw daily too. )

“We have been advised of this game design issue and, in an abundance of caution, we have temporarily suspended sales for All or Nothing to evaluate the situation thoroughly,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “While we review this matter, we will honor all prizes for All or Nothing tickets that have already been purchased by our players.” ( I think he’s saying no more sales for now but NO ONE will answer this question. It should require a rule change for what I think they are wanting to do. )

“The Texas Lottery is intensely committed to our mission to generate revenue for education in Texas,” said Grief. “Although there have been no negative financial consequences to the state as a result of the identified game design issue, we will take any and all necessary steps to protect the financial interests of the state of Texas.” ( They didn’t expect to have what FEW winners they actually had – they expected to offer a game that you could not win .)

All or Nothing is played by selecting 12 numbers from a pool of 24. The game offers a variety of prizes. Players can win the game’s top prize of $250,000 by matching all of the 12 numbers drawn by the Texas Lottery or by matching none of the 12 numbers drawn.

Players have readily embraced the game and its unique playstyle. Sales for All or Nothing, launched on Sept. 9, 2012, have exceeded expectations, and in its first eight months, the game has generated sales of $62.5 million and $36.7 million in prizes to players. ( If you want to see how they really fared rather than to believe this propaganda, click here for the financial picture. As you can see from their numbers, which I do agree with, $62.5 in sales but winnings of $36.7 is far MORE than a 50% return to the players which is why they’ve done what they’ve done now. Understand – this means the lottery’s share was $25.8 million and they have to pay their costs from this $25.8 million – ie . retailer commissions, G-Tech, advertising etc – Yet they want us to believe the game is “PROFITABLE?” )

– In Conclusion –
Because they sell multi draw tickets, it stands to reason that
they will have to conduct draws to support the advanced sales.
Then we’ll see what happens.

Did Gary Grief Lead The Commissioners To
Believe All or Nothing was born in Texas?
And about that highly publicized “liability” problem.
Posted 6/8/13 – Click here

Houston Chronicle Exposes Mr. Grief’s
Contractions Regarding All or Nothing
Here’s the answers to all your questions and the REAL truth
(6/5/13 – 4 PM – Revisions and edited 2 AM – 6/6/13) . Click here

All or Nothing
A New Texas Lottery Online Game

Ticket sales begin Sept 9, 2012 – first drawing will be Monday, Sept 10, 2012

Cost of Single Play – $2

The Texas Lottery (TLC) will draw 12 numbers from a pool of 24 numbers.
There will be 4 drawings each day – Monday through Saturday
(10 AM, 12:27 PM, 6 PM, 10:12PM)

The object of All or Nothing is to select (match) as few
OR as many of the numbers drawn.

Players MUST select 12 numbers – or if purchasing a Quick Pick,
12 computer generated numbers will appear on the lottery ticket.
( It is nearly impossible for anyone to select 12 numbers between 1 – 24
and NOT match any number from 12 numbers drawn. Think about it.
Most players will sucessfully select 5, 6 or 7 numbers. )

You win absolutely NOTHING if you match 5, 6, or 7 of the numbers drawn .

Prediction : Many players will NOT understand or believe that matching 5, 6 or
7 numbers pays nothing. I believe this will result in arguments with store clerks.
I just hope it doesn’t ever turn violent. I also believe that calls to both the TLC
and to me will be plentiful – players will be thinking/complaining that they
got screwed by the store clerk on his payout.

All prizes are guaranteed prize amounts . Like the Pick3 and Daily 4 games,
there is no breakdown of allocations from sales for each prize level.

Prize Chart for All or Nothing is as follows .

Match Odds Prize
0 Numbers 1 in 2,704,156 $250,000
1 Number 1 in 18,779 $500
2 Numbers 1 in 621 $50
3 Numbers 1 in 56 $10
4 Numbers 1 in 11 $2
5 Numbers Not a winner Not a winner
6 Numbers Not a winner Not a winner
7 Numbers Not a winner Not a winner
8 Numbers 1 in 11 $2
9 Numbers 1 in 56 $10
10 Numbers 1 in 621 $50
11 Numbers 1 in 18,779 $500
12 Numbers 1 in 2,704,156 $250,000

Comments, Opinions & Predictions
by Dawn Nettles

The Texas Lottery states in the rule that this game will ” result in an
estimated $40.5 million for the first five year period. ” Please notice . it is
not clear as to whether this is profit – meaning excess funds for the state. The
Texas Lottery is notorious for quoting sales, not the bottom line which is
the most important factor of any business.

It is my opinion that clearly it will not be “excess funds” for the state
as those who choose to play this game will simply reduce their
spending on the other games that they were playing.
It will not generate new income or players.

This game – with its $2 price tag and extreme high odds – will ultimately
cause players to quit playing all games in shear disgust of constantly losing.

Prediction – The biggest “profit” to the state from All or Nothing will be to the
unclaimed prize fund. This game will NOT be understood by the majority of
those who play the game as it goes completely against the concept of any
lottery game. Unclaimed prize monies is an expected and vital revenue to the
state even though they claim it’s not. ( I will be showing you a lot about the
unclaimed prize monies when I complete my scratch ticket story )

Many of you have written me with ugly comments regarding the Texas Lottery
offering this game, particularly opposed to the 4 draws per day and to the cost of
the game. You’ve also commented about my silence regarding the proposed rule and
asked why I didn’t post a notice about it. The reason is simple – it would have been
a complete waste of my time and your time because the TLC doesn’t care what
you want or what you think. They will give you what they want you to have
and when their ideas fail to increase revenues, they explain to the Legislature
and the Commissioners that it was done in such and such state successfully
which lets the TLC off the hook. ( The TLC tells the Commissioners and
the Legislature this even though sometimes the “success” was short
lived – but they always leave that tidbit out. Imagine that! )

I will be tracking the money as I do on all games and I will be posting it.
So only time will tell. I believe we will see sales decline on all games as players
will switch games in hopes of winning $250K – which very, very few will ever win.

As for the retailers – the ones that I’ve spoken with are most unhappy
about the new game. They already see that most of their players are
not going to understand the game and will make many mistakes on
their playslips costing them time from “paying customers.”
Many retailers have spoken up with regards to the cost and
the fact that players cannot afford what they already spend.
Ironically, some have actually said that they are tired of seeing
people chase dreams that don’t ever seem to come in.

Did Gary Grief Lead The Commissioners To
Believe All or Nothing was born in Texas?
And about that highly publicized “liability” problem.
Posted 6/8/13 – Click here

Houston Chronicle Exposes Mr. Grief’s
Contractions Regarding All or Nothing
Here’s the answers to all your questions and the REAL truth
(6/5/13 – 4 PM – Revisions and edited 2 AM – 6/6/13) . Click here

The Lotto Report
Dawn Nettles
P. O. Box 495033
Garland, Texas 75049-5033
(972) 686-0660
(972) 681-1048 Fax

Texas Lottery Suspends All or Nothing Sales.

All or nothing lotto

Texas Lottery
All or Nothing
2021
Tickets Sales & Payouts

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Originally Posted : Sept 10, 2012
Revised : Will Update Daily

– Interesting Stats –
Inception: 9/10/12
Suspended game in June 2013 due to a potential huge
liability issue. If too many people had won in a given
draw, the state would have lost money. So they changed
the rule to prevent this from happening. This oversight put
the state at risk from Sept 2012 through June 2013.
(If too many people win, the top prize will be reduced
. THEN Game Resumed on 08/26/13 .
9/10/12 through 01/11/21 .
Number of Draws: 10,181
# of $250K Winners: 116
# of $500 Winners: 17,517
Total – True Winning Tickets: 6,354,683
( After deducting Break-Even Tickets )
Total Tickets Printed (Includes Freebies): 162,442,835
Net Sales (Free tickets deducted): $319,024,482
Players Won (though not necessarily collected): $180,949,382
States Profit – To Pay All Costs: $138,075,100
——————-

Sept 10, 2012 through June 11, 2013 – 1st Run of Game
Break Even & Winning Tickets: 6,989,342
Losing Tickets: 24,716,876
77.9% of the tickets sold were losers!

All prizes are guaranteed prize amounts
except the top prize – it has a $5 million cap on it.
Players win if they .
Match 0 numbers OR 12 numbers: Win $250,000
Match 1 number OR 11 numbers: Win $500
Match 2 numbers OR 10 numbers: Win $50
Match 3 numbers OR 9 numbers: Win $10
Match 4 numbers OR 8 numbers: Win $2
Match 5, 6, or 7 numbers – You win nothing – You lost!

– Game started Sept 10, 2012 –
Tickets cost $2 apiece – 4 draws per day.

Scroll to bottom of this page to find links
to draw sales for all Texas games

01-13-21
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12-03-20
12-02-20
12-01-20
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2021 All or Nothing – Sales & Payouts

– Promotional Financial Information For This Game –
Scroll down to bottom of this page or click here

*Payouts: Revised figures

2020 All or Nothing Sales & Payouts, Click here

To determine how
many tickets were sold,
divide sales by two (2).
(Tickets are $2 apiece)

All or Nothing Sales
Suspended 6/3/13
– Approx 11:40 AM –
Read Texas Lottery’s
press release and
my comments .
Click here

Draw
Date
10 AM Draw
“Morning”
12:27 PM Draw
“Day”
6 PM Draw
“Evening”
10:12 PM Draw
“Night”
Daily Totals
Net
Sales
Unaudited
Payouts
Includes
Break
Evens
Net
Sales
Unaudited
Payouts
Includes
Break
Evens
Net
Sales
Unaudited
Payouts
Includes
Break
Evens
Net
Sales
Unaudited
Payouts
Includes
Break
Evens
NET – Total
Daily Sales
Unaudited
Payouts
Includes
Break
Evens
$
$12,910
$18,832
$15,910
$14,466
$12,176
$13,218
$10,756
$20,538
*$14,230
$10,228

$11,672
$14,460
$11,532
$20,688
$11,934
$10,116
$13,158
$12,322
$11,758
$18,942
$12,338
$11,624
$12,128
$10,674
$10,840
$18,948
$10,696
$17,670
$11,282
$11,596
$12,920
$17,616
$9,590
$12,520
$14,452
$11,726
$10,616
——-
$
$??
$26,134
$27,646
$26,402
$27,616
$24,828
$25,098
$28,226
$27,872
$25,084

$27,776
$25,230
$23,900
$25,674
$23,454
$19,756
$27,882
$23,504
$22,698
$24,416
$23,150
$24,258
$24,334
$22,420
$22,784
$24,178
$24,116
$24,148
$23,432
$21,948
$22,108
$23,588
$23,090
$24,328
$23,116
$22,842
$22,480
——-

$
$??
$40,548
$49,922
$52,120
$43,692
$39,306
$44,222
$42,952
$47,068
$46,022

$43,066
$38,140
$38,610
$38,458
$40,646
$31,952
$37,048
$36,682
$37,296
$37,578
$39,186
$40,264
$37,386
$35,494
$35,582
$36,164
$39,148
$38,966
$38,786
$34,410
$34,750
$36,672
$37,366
$38,904
$35,050
$34,672
$35,546
——
$
$
$17,390
$23,440
$22,786
$20,454
$16,102
$22,726
$18,880
$21,518
$18,882

$20,696
$14,992
$17,048
$23,140
$21,582
$13,706
$16,490
$16,468
$16,850
$18,168
$16,806
$18,892
$15,960
$18,400
$15,076
$16,398
$25,108
$14,484
$18,072
$15,522
$16,064
$16,224
$17,932
$16,762
$16,140
$18,146
$17,744
——–
$
$??
$152,790
$153,904
$157,672
$147,268
$135,728
$142,394
$165,716
$123,182
$141,842
—–
$149,378
$133,018
$129,842
$150,176
$127,752
$102,778
$138,216
$127,200
$123,428
$147,156
$127,474
$134,936
$129,344
$121,418
$122,884
$140,350
$130,042
$130,240
$127,716
$118,376
$118,992
*$139,266
$126,624
$131,104
$123,106
$119,754
$120,498
—–

Previous Years All or Nothing Sales & Payouts
2020 All or Nothing Sales & Payouts, Click here
2019 All or Nothing Sales & Payouts, Click here
2018 All or Nothing Sales & Payouts, Click here
2017 All or Nothing Sales & Payouts, Click here
2016 All or Nothing Sales & Payouts, Click here
2015 All or Nothing Sales & Payouts, Click here
2014 All or Nothing Sales & Payouts, Click here
2013 All or Nothing Sales & Payouts, Click here
2012 All or Nothing Sales & Payouts, Click here

All or Nothing – How To Play, Click here

All TX Games – Draw Sales Plus More
Cash5 – Sales by Draw, Click here
Pick3 – Ticket sales vs winnings, Click here
Daily 4 – Ticket sales vs winnings, Click here
All or Nothing, Ticket sales vs winnings, Click here
Fireball – Pick3 , Ticket sales and winnings, Click here
Fireball – Daily 4 , Ticket sales and winnings, Click here
Mega Millions – Sales broken down by State, Click here
Lone Star Line Up (Ongoing Promo) – Draw sales, click here
Lotto Texas – Just Sales & Jackpot Amounts, Click here
Powerball – Sales Broken Down by State, Click here
Megaplier Sales broken down by state – Click here
Mega Millions – Just Ticket Sales and Jackpot Amounts, Click here
Lotto Texas – Roll sales, winnings, factors for each draw, Click here
Powerball & Powerplay – Just Sales and Jackpot Amounts – Click here
Texas 2 Step – Sales and winnings by the draw and by the roll, Click here
Texas Triple Chance – (Game Ended) Sales and % Returned to Players, Click here

Did Gary Grief Lead The Commissioners To
Believe All or Nothing was born in Texas?
And about that highly publicized “liability” problem.
Posted 6/8/13 – Click here

All or Nothing – Houston Chronicle Exposes
Director Grief’s Contradictions, (6/5/13), Click here

– Texas Lottery’s All or Nothing Sales Suspended 6/3/13 –
Read Texas Lottery’s All or Nothing press release
and my comments . Click here

———————————————————–

Jan 6 – 26, 2013 – Another promo – buy 6 Lotto Texas tickets then get a free
All or Nothing ticket. This is a very bad game – hardly successful. But they’ll
stick with it rather than to admit it was a bad choice.

Feb 2013 – Yet another promotion! This makes the 3rd promo for this game!
G-Techs reps have been distributing 106,250 coupons that gives the player
a FREE $1 scratch ticket IF the player purchases $6 or more in
All or Nothing tickets. Additionally, the TLC is mailing 1 million coupons
giving players a FREE $2 scratch ticket if the players spends $6 or
more playing All or Nothing. This game is ONLY 6 months old and has
already had 3 promo’s (attempts) to get players to play this game.
Imagine, the TLC is giving away $2,160,250 in FREE products .
wouldn’t you like to have an advertising budget like theirs?

Sept 1 – 15, 2013 – 5th promo for this game – in ONE year.
WOW – this shows enticement and desperation. At any rate, buy
$10 in All or Nothing tickets, then get a free All or Nothing ticket.
This is a very bad game – hardly successful. But they’ll stick with it
come hell over high water because Mr. Grief, the Executive Director,
claims it was born right here in Texas even though it was originally
launched in Ireland in 2009. But Ireland ceased playing the game.
(Scroll down to read about the earlier promotions)

Sept 27 – Oct 20, 2013 – 6th promo for this game –
State Fair of Texas – Texas Lottery giving away FREE
All or Nothing tickets at the fair. The promo’s for this
game NEVER end. I think this action speaks for itself
with reference to the lack of success!

Dec 8, 2013 – Jan 4, 2014 – 7th promo for this game –
Purchase $6 or more of Lotto Texas tickets and
receive a FREE All or Nothing $2 ticket. If they can’t
sell the tickets, then they give them away so it “appears”
sales are good rather than flat!
Dollar Value of Free Tickets – End 7th Promo –
Dec 8, 2013 thru Monday, Jan 6, 2014: $775,610 – Final

April 7, 2014 – April 27, 2014 – 8th promo for this game
Purchase $6 or more of Lotto Texas tickets and
receive a FREE All or Nothing $2 ticket. If they can’t
sell the tickets, then they give them away so it “appears”
sales are good rather than flat!
Dollar Value of Free Tickets – End 8th Promo –
April 7, 2014 – April 27, 2014: $816,620 – Final

June 9, 2014 – July 5, 2014 – 9th promo for this game
Purchase $6 or more of Pick3 tickets and
receive a FREE All or Nothing $2 ticket. If they can’t
sell the tickets, then they give them away so it “appears”
sales are good rather than flat!
Dollar Value of Free Tickets – End 9th Promo
June 9, 2014 – July 5, 2014: $1,957,464 – Final
(See July 8, 2014 entry to see that the state lost
financially with this 9th promotion, click here )

– 10th promo for this game –
Started August 18, 2014 – Closed April 1, 2015
Last Day to Redeem Prizes – #1559 – Sept 28, 2015
Purchase the new All or Nothing scratch ticket and you
could win 3 FREE All or Nothing $2 tickets (a $6 value).
If they can’t sell the tickets, then they give them away
so it’ll “appear” sales are good rather than flat!
– Will Track Dollar Value of Free Tickets –
(There is a total of 327,924 prizes @ $6 each = $1,967,544).
August 18, 2014 through Sept 29, 2015: $1,422,806 – End Freebies
( Game #1559 ending 4/1/15 – players have 180 days to claim prizes )
(Scroll down to see the many other promo’s for this game)

– 11th Promotion For This Game –
Called Lone Star Line Up – 9/26/16 – 04/14/18
(Promo will resume on 5/13/18)
TLC still trying to revive this game by giving
FREE .50 Daily 4 and Pick3 tickets if players
will buy a $2 Triple Chance, $2 All or Nothing
and $1 Cash5 ticket. They are using popular games,
Pick3 and Daily4, to entice players to buy failing $2 games,
specifically – All or Nothing & Triple Chance.

– 12th Promotion For This Game –
A Promo For A Promo – Unbelievable
7/01/17 – TLC mailed One Million Coupons to promote
the 11th promotion shown above! This time, it’s buy
a “Lone Star Line Up” and receive $1 FREE scratch ticket.
So now they’re giving one million players $2 in free products IF
they’ll just play All or Nothing, Triple Chance and Cash Five.

What a waste of taxpayer money – All or Nothing is a very bad game as
evidenced by lack of sales since inception. The objections – a cost of
$2, low prize amounts and horrible odds of winning – very few winners.
As of 7/7/17, there’s been 5781 drawings with only 73 jackpot winners.

* & Blue Type – Indicates free tickets were given to players
for this draw. (New game promotion – Sept 10 – 22, 2012 )
“Freebies” have been deducted from sales figures

* 9/28/12 – 10-21-12 – More free tickets being distributed.
Net sales shown. (Most likely at the State Fair)
Game not doing well – in my opinion!

Texas Lotto Report
(All About the Texas Lottery)
Dawn Nettles
P. O. Box 495033
Garland, Texas 75049-5033
(972) 686-0660
(972) 681-1048 (Fax)

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