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Pick-4

    How To Play Pick-4

    Pick-3 / Pick-4 Fireball Box Bet Type

    Pick-4 with FIREBALL gives you bigger prizes twice a day!

    Pick four(4) numbers between 0-9.

    Pick-4 with FIREBALL drawings are held every day at approximately 12:59 pm & 7:57 pm.

    Purchase your Pick-4 tickets prior to 12:53 pm for the Midday drawings & 7:53 pm for the Evening drawings.

    Enhance your Pick-4 play with the optional FIREBALL.

    How to fill out your Pick-4 play slip

    Pick-4 play slip
    1. 1Pick four(4) numbers between 0-9 or select Quick Pick (QP) for the Lottery computer to randomly select your numbers.
    2. 2Select a bet type. There are five different ways to play Pick-4 with FIREBALL. To learn more, go to the Odds and Prizes tab.
    3. 3Select the amount you’d like to wager from $0.50 to $5.
    4. 4Select which drawing you’d like to play either Midday, Evening, or both.
    5. 5Multi Draw (optional): Want to place the same wagers for multiple drawings? Select up to 7 drawings to play the same numbers for up to 7 days.
    6. 6FIREBALL (optional): Adding FIREBALL doubles the cost of your plays.  With FIREBALL, you can replace one of the Lottery drawn Pick-3 winning numbers with the FIREBALL number for more ways to win. Match your numbers to the new FIREBALL winning combinations, win a prize! For more information see the FIREBALL FAQ.
    7. 7Instant Match (optional): For $1 extra per play, you can add Instant Match for a chance to win up to $500 instantly!
    8. 8Give your play slip to your retailer, or insert it into a Lottery self-service machine.

    For more information, see the Pick-4 Game Rules and the Pick-4 FIREBALL Addendum Rules.

    As with all Lottery tickets, care should be taken not to damage the ticket's barcode. An unreadable barcode could delay payout of a winning ticket if it cannot be scanned.


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    Odds & Prizes

    Learn more about FIREBALL Odds & Prizes

    Straight: Match the winning numbers drawn in exact order.
    How to Bet Odds If You Bet... How to Win What You Win*
    Straight 1 : 10,000 1234 1234 $2,500
    Box: Match the winning numbers drawn in any order.
    How to Bet Odds If You Bet... How to Win What You Win*
    4-Way Box: Select a 4-digit number with 3 identical digits 1 : 2,500 1112 1112, 1121, 1211, 2111 $600
    6-Way Box: Select a 4-digit number with 2 identical pairs 1 : 1,667 1122 1122, 1212, 1221, 2211,
    2121, 2112
    $400
    12-Way Box: Select a 4-digit number with 2 identical digits 1 : 833 1123 1123, 1132, 1213, 1231,
    1321, 1312, 2311, 2113,
    2131, 3211, 3112, 3121
    $200
    24-Way Box: Select a 4-digit number with 4 unique digits 1 : 417 1234 1234, 1324, 1423, 1243,
    1342, 1432, 2134, 2314,
    2413, 2143, 2341, 2431,
    3124, 3214, 3412, 3142,
    3241, 3421, 4123, 4213,
    4312, 4132, 4231, 4321
    $100
    Straight/Box: This is simply the Straight and Box bets combined into one easy purchase. Win the Straight AND Box prizes if you match the winning numbers in exact order. Win only the Box prize if you match the winning numbers in any other order. Since this combines two bets into one purchase, the minimum bet amount is $1.00 based on a 50¢ base wager amount (50¢ for Straight, 50¢ for Box). By adding FIREBALL to the Straight/Box bet, the minimum bet amount is doubled to $2.00.
    Wheel: This is a convenient way to play all possible Straight combinations of the four numbers you’ve chosen. Win if you match the winning numbers in any order. Since this is a combination bet, the base wager amount is multiplied by the number of possible combinations.
    How to Bet Odds If You Bet... How to Win What You Win*
    4-Way Wheel: Select a 4-digit number with 3 identical digits 1 : 2,500 1112 1112, 1121, 1211, 2111 $2,500
    6-Way Wheel: Select a 4-digit number with 2 identical pairs 1 : 1,667 1122 1122, 1212, 1221, 2211,
    2121, 2112
    $2,500
    12-Way Wheel: Select a 4-digit number with 2 identical digits 1 : 833 1123 1123, 1132, 1213, 1231,
    1321, 1312, 2311, 2113,
    2131, 3211, 3112, 3121
    $2,500
    24-Way Wheel: Select a 4-digit number with 4 unique digits 1 : 417 1234 1234, 1324, 1423, 1243,
    1342, 1432, 2134, 2314,
    2413, 2143, 2341, 2431,
    3124, 3214, 3412, 3142,
    3241, 3421, 4123, 4213,
    4312, 4132, 4231, 4321
    $2,500
    Pair Bets: Pair Bets allow you to select only two numbers. Match the first two (Front Pair) or last two (Back Pair) winning numbers and win!
    How to Bet Odds If You Bet... How to Win What You Win*
    Front Pair 1 : 100 12XX Any 4-digit number that
    begins with 12
    $25
    Back Pair 1 : 100 XX23 Any 4-digit number that
    ends with 23
    $25
    *Fifty percent of the total amount of all bets for each game will be placed in the game's prize pool to be shared by the winners in accordance with a pari-mutuel formula. "What You Win" calculations are based on an expected 50% payout of a 50¢ wager.

    FIREBALL Odds & Prizes

    Straight: Match the winning numbers drawn in exact order.
    How to Bet Odds Number of Winning Combinations* What You Win**
    Straight 1 : 2,500 4 $687.50
    Box: Match the winning numbers drawn in any order.
    How to Bet Odds Number of Winning Combinations* What You Win**
    4-Way Box: Select a 4-digit number with 3 identical digits 1 : 625 16 $171.50
    6-Way Box: Select a 4-digit number with 2 identical pairs 1 : 417 24 $114.50
    12-Way Box: Select a 4-digit number with 2 identical digits 1 : 208 48 $57.00
    24-Way Box: Select a 4-digit number with 4 unique digits 1 : 104 96 $28.50
    Straight/Box: This is simply the Straight and Box bets combined into one easy purchase. Win the Straight AND Box prizes if you match the winning numbers in exact order. Win only the Box prize if you match the winning numbers in any other order. Since this combines two bets into one purchase, the minimum bet amount is $1.00 based on a 50¢ base wager amount (50¢ for Straight, 50¢ for Box).By adding FIREBALL to the Straight/Box bet, the minimum bet amount is doubled to $2.00.
    Wheel: This is a convenient way to play all possible Straight combinations of the four numbers you’ve chosen. Win if you match the winning numbers in any order. Since this is a combination bet, the base wager amount is multiplied by the number of possible combinations.
    How to Bet Odds Number of Winning Combinations* What You Win**
    4-Way Wheel: Select a 4-digit number with 3 identical digits 1 : 625 16 $687.50
    6-Way Wheel: Select a 4-digit number with 2 identical pairs 1 : 417 24 $687.50
    12-Way Wheel: Select a 4-digit number with 2 identical digits 1 : 208 48 $687.50
    24-Way Wheel: Select a 4-digit number with 4 unique digits 1 : 104 96 $687.50
    Pair Bets: Pair Bets allow you to select only two numbers. Match the first two (Front Pair) or last two (Back Pair) winning numbers and win!
    How to Bet Odds Number of Winning Combinations* What You Win**
    Front Pair 1 : 25 4 $6.50
    Back Pair 1 : 25 4 $6.50
    *For more information, see the FIREBALL Odds & Prizes Winning Combinations.
    **55% of total FIREBALL bets for each game will be placed in the game’s prize pool to be shared by winners in accordance with a pari-mutuel formula.
    "What You Win" calculations are based on an expected 55% payout of a 50¢ wager.

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    MIDDAY drawings are held at approximately 12:59 pm.
    EVENING drawings are held at approximately 7:57 pm.

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