Father, son each win $100K by playing opposite lottery numbers

The game is called All or Nothing – and this Minnesota family did both.

The game is called All or Nothing, and this Minnesota family did both.

Pedro Ruiz, Sr. and his son Pedro Ruiz, Jr. both won the $100,000 grand prize in the Dec. 2 evening drawing of All or Nothing, a Minnesota Lottery news release says, thanks to Ruiz, Jr's strategy of picking the opposite numbers from his father's ticket.

All or Nothing is different from most lottery games. To win the grand prize, you have to match either all 12 numbers called (out of 24 possible numbers) or none of them.

Ruiz, Jr. matched all 12 numbers, while Ruiz, Sr. didn't match any. This marked the first time that tickets matching all and none of the winning numbers were sold for the same drawing.

The odds of winning the grand prize in All or Nothing is one in 2,704,156.

"It’s a miracle, a true gift from God," Ruiz, Sr. said when he went to claim his prize. He plans to use some of the money to visit his mother's burial site in Texas and erect a memorial stone for her, the release says.

"This is a wonderful gift that will allow us to reinvest in the family," Ruiz, Jr. said in the release. He's the oldest of eight children.

All or Nothing is played in Minnesota and Iowa. There are two drawings daily. For more information, click here.

Next Up


Minneapolis police seeks public help finding missing woman

A 63-year-old woman has been missing since Tuesday

coronavirus testing

Don't want to talk to a contact tracer? MN debuts online option after positive test

The department says the survey will allow its staff to keep track of more cases at a faster pace

Family Dollar

Money Gal Coaching: 12 things you are wasting your money on

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

police lights

Three teens charged in Minneapolis robberies

The incidents took place on Saturday in Minneapolis.

covid-19, coronavirus, ppe

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, January 21

It's the first time in exactly four months that Minnesota has had fewer than 100 COVID patients in intensive care.

icy roads, bad roads

Girl, 16, killed in crash with semi on icy Minnesota road

The crash happened in Dodge County around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

police lights

Road rage incident sees driver punch out man's window, punch him in face

The incident happened in Waite Park Wednesday morning.

Screen Shot 2019-10-11 at 7.01.24 AM

Minneapolis will recover $100K in costs connected to 2019 Trump rally

The Target Center operator said it'll pay the costs over three years.

Jacob Frey

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey confirms run for reelection

He has faced criticism over the city's response to George Floyd's death.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: How far away are the Vikings from playing championship weekend?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.


Spend too much on Black Friday shopping? The Powerball is up to $403M

It's the ninth largest jackpot in the game's history.

Two Minnesotans win $1M in New Year's Day lottery game

They won in the Jan. 1 Minnesota Millionaire Raffle.

Another $1M lottery ticket sold in Minnesota

It's the second big-time winner in Minnesota this week.

Minnesota Lottery

$1 million lottery winner revealed as Kimball man

The second winner of $1 million on New Year's Day has not yet come forward.

MN man defies 28.3 trillion to one odds to win the lottery, twice

28.3 trillion to one represents the odds of a Minnesotan man winning the lottery not once, but twice.