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Pick 4 Game Information

"Pick 4" refers to any 4 digit lottery game where four numbers are selected, each from a set of numbers ranging from 0 to 9.

Common names for this lottery game are Pick 4, Play 4, Daily 4, Cash 4, Draw 4, Big 4, Match 4, DC-4, and others. Regardless of the name most Pick 4 games offer similar play options though the name/number of game options and cash prizes may differ slightly.

Common play options are Straight, Box 4-way, Box 6-way, Box 12-way, Box 24-way.

STRAIGHT
Match any number from 0000 - 9999 in exact order. Usually the highest cash payout. Odds of winning 1:10,000.

BOX 4-WAY
Odds of winning - 1:2,500. Match 3 identical digits in any order. For example you play 1112 - You win with: 1112 / 1121 / 1211 / 2111. Box 4-way offers lower cash payout than a Straight, but higher payout than a Box 6-Way, 12-way, or 24-way.

BOX 6-WAY
Odds of winning - 1:1,667. Match two identical pairs in any order. For example you play 1122 - You win with: 1122 / 1212 / 1221 / 2112 etc.

BOX 12-WAY
Odds of winning - 1:833. two identical digits in any order. For example you play 1123 - You win with: 1123 / 1132 / 1213 / 1231 etc.

BOX 24-WAY
Odds of winning - 1:417. Match the four unique digits in any order. For example you play 1234 - You win with: 1234 / 1243 / 1324 / 1342 etc.

Depending on the Pick 4 game you may also see game options such as, Straight/Box variations, Front Pair, Back Pair, Split Pair, and others. Each game option has their own set of odds. Although playing game options with lower odds increases your chance of winning, the cash prize is often much less.

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