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How to Play Pick 4:

Match a four-digit number exactly to win $5,000 with a $1 wager.

  • Select a four-digit number from 0000 through 9999.
  • You can play Easy Pick and let the computer choose your number.
  • You can play one to four sets of numbers for up to 78 consecutive drawings on a single playslip.
  • You can bet $1 or 50 cents per play.
  • If your four-digit number matches the number in the drawing, you win.

    How to Win:

    Exact Order
    To try for the $5,000 top prize, play Exact Order. If your four-digit number comes up in exactly the same order in the drawing, you win $5,000 for each $1 you wagered on that exact number. You win $2,500 for a 50-cent wager.

    Any Order
    There are up to 24 winning combinations, and several prizes available, when you play Any Order – depending on the number you choose. If you play Any Order with a number that has four different digits, your prize would be $200 if you won. If you play Any Order with a number that has two pairs of digits, or a number with two or three digits that are the same, your prize would be higher, because those numbers are more difficult to match. Check the Pick 4 chart below for prizes and chances of winning.

    For each $1 wager, 50 cents goes to Exact Order and 50 cents goes to Any Order. If you match the number drawn in Exact Order, you would win $2,500 (top prize for a 50-cent Exact Order wager) PLUS the 50-cent Any Order prize for your number. If you match the number drawn in a different order, you would win the Any Order prize for that number. Check the chart for prizes and chances of winning.

    Wager $1 on all exact-order combinations of a Pick 4 number. Win $5,000 if one of those combinations is drawn. Check the chart for prizes and chances of winning.

    Optional Plays:

    Mark the OPTIONAL PLAYS box for any of the following. Playing more than one drawing increases the ticket price by the number of drawings you choose.

    Multi-Draw: Play more than one drawing, including the next.

    Advance: Play any future drawing, or drawings, except the next.

    Repeat: Your play repeats for more than one ticket.

    Pick 4 Sellout:

    Popular numbers sell out sometimes. Buying Pick 4 numbers is similar to buying tickets to a ball game or a concert: Any number could sell out. If you buy Pick 4 tickets early in the day, or in advance, you should be able to get the number you want.

    For a Pick 4 drawing, 1,200 Exact Order tickets are available for each number. If a sold-out Pick 4 number is drawn, the Lottery would pay $6 million in prizes for that sold-out number. A sold-out number has the same chance of winning as any other number.

    Pick 4 drawings are held twice daily, seven days a week. Cut-off time to buy tickets is 1:53 p.m. for day drawings and 10:45 p.m. for night drawings.

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