Pick 4 Numbers, And You're On Your Way!
Pick the way you want to play with the Missouri Lottery's Pick 4 Draw Game. You can win from $30 to $6,000 on a $1 play by matching a wide variety of numbers and combinations.
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Pick 4 Prize Payouts and Chances of Winning
(based on a $1 play)
Type Of Play To Win,
Match Your Numbers to those Drawn In
Win If Any Of These Are Drawn Chances
1 In
Prize - $1 Play
$1 Straight        
  Exact Order 1234 1 in 10,000 $6,000
$1 Box  
4-Way (# has 3 same digits) Any Order 3999 1 in 2,500 $1,500
6-Way (# has 2 pair same digits) Any Order 2233 1 in 1,667 $1,000
12-Way (# has 2 same digits) Any Order 3822 1 in 833 $500
24-Way (# has 4 different digits) Any Order 1234 1 in 417 $250
$1 Straight/Box
(50¢ / 50¢)
 
4-Way (# has 3 same digits) Exact Order or
Any Order
1112 1 in 10,000 or 1 in 2,500 $3,750 or $750
6-Way (# has 2 pair same digits) Exact Order or
Any Order
5566 1 in 10,000 or 1 in 1,667 $3,500 or $500
12-Way (# has 2 same digits) Exact Order or
Any Order
9772 1 in 10,000 or 1 in 833 $3,250 or $250
24-Way (# has 4 different digits) Exact Order or
Any Order
5678 1 in 10,000 or 1 in 417 $3,125 or $125
$1 Front Pair  
  Exact Order (of first 2 digits only) 12XX 1 in 100 $60
$1 Back Pair  
  Exact Order (of last 2 digits only) XX341 in 100 $60
$1 Middle Pair  
  Exact Order (of middle 2 digits only) X23X1 in 100$60
$1 Front 3  
  Exact Order (of first 3 digits only) 123X 1 in 1,000 $600
$1 Back 3  
  Exact Order (of last 3 digits only) X2341 in 1,000$600
Combo  
($4 - $24) This wager provides the player all possible # combinations of the 4 #s drawn for Exact-Order win.   Chances depend on numbers selected. $6,000
$1 1-Off  
Straight Match Exact Order 1234 1 in 10,000 $3,000
1-Off One Digit Exact Order 1235, 1233, 1244, 1224, 1334, 1134, 2234, 0234 1 in 1,250 $152
1-Off Two Digits Exact Order 1245, 1243, 1225, 1223, 1335, 1333, 1344, 1324, 1135, 1133, 1144, 1124, 2235, 2233, 2244, 2224, 2334, 2134, 0235, 0233, 0244, 0224, 0334, 0134 1 in 416.67 $27
1-Off Three Digits Exact Order 1345, 1343, 1325, 1323, 1145, 1143, 1125, 1123, 2245, 2243, 2225, 2223, 2335, 2333, 2344, 2324, 2135, 2133, 2144, 2124, 0245, 0243, 0225, 0223, 0335, 0333, 0344, 0324, 0135, 0133, 0144, 0124 1 in 312.5 $17
1-Off Four Digits Exact Order 2345, 2343, 2325, 2323, 2145, 2143, 2125, 2123, 0345, 0343, 0325, 0323, 0145, 0143, 0125, 0123 1 in 625 $37
1-Off playslip     Pick 4 playslip

To Play Pick 4 . . .


     Pick four numbers between 0 and 9 and mark them on the Pick 4 playslip.
       Then select the play amount.
      Options
     Quick Pick: Use Quick Pick ("QP") to allow the computer to choose your numbers randomly.
     Decide the order of your numbers match: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Front Pair, Back Pair, Combo or 1-Off.

  • Straight:  Match your numbers in exact order as drawn.
  • Box:  Match your numbers in any order.
  • Straight/Box:  Match your numbers in exact order or any order.
  • Front Pair:  Match the first two digits in exact order.
  • Back Pair:  Match the last two digits in exact order.
  • Front Three: Match the first three digits in exact order.
  • Back Three: Match the last three digits in exact order.
  • Combo:  Gives you all possible four-number combinations of the chosen numbers for an exact-order win.
  • 1-Off (Starting June 16): Win if your numbers are 1-Off the winning numbers drawn.
     Midday, Evening Or Both:  Select "Midday," "Evening" or "Both" depending on the drawing(s) for which you want your play to be eligible.
     Multiple Draws:  Play the same numbers for up to 14 consecutive drawings (Midday OR Evening) by selecting "MULTI DRAW."

Give your playslip to the retailer to process your ticket. Check your ticket to confirm that the numbers and date are correct. Sign your ticket, and store it in a safe place. Check the next Pick 4 drawing to see if you've won!

1-Off logo One Up or One Down, You Win!

1-Off with Pick 4 gives you 81 chances to win on a single ticket. You can play 1-Off by marking the play type on the updated Pick 4 playslip (shown above, left) OR by using the new 1-Off playslip (shown above, right). The 1-Off option costs $1 per Pick 4 play.


Pick 4 Game Details


Cost
You can play for 50 cents or $1. Prize payouts for 50-cent plays are half the payouts for $1 plays; prizes are 60 percent of sales.

Drawings
Daily, held at 12:45 p.m. and 8:59 p.m.

No Ticket Sales
12:45 p.m. to 12:59 p.m., daily (Midday draw break)
8:59 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., daily (Evening draw break)
2-5 a.m., daily

Average Winners Per Draw
162

Percent of Quick Pick Sales
12.61


Liability Limits

Two Missouri Lottery games - Pick 3 and Pick 4 - have liability limits, meaning players may be denied the purchase of numbers when a certain number of tickets with a particular combination have been sold. Liability limits have been placed on these games to keep the Lottery from selling more winning tickets than it can pay. The liability limit is $1.5 million for Pick 3 and $1.5 million for Pick 4. Setting liability limits is standard in the lottery industry on games with fixed payouts.

On rare occasions, popular Pick 3 and Pick 4 numbers may "sell out" and cannot be purchased. Liability limits are reached when a large number of people have chosen a certain number combination, such as the Pick 4 combination 2-0-0-0, which was popular on Jan. 1, 2000 to mark the new millennium.

There is no need for liability limits on Lotto and Powerball numbers, since jackpots are pari-mutuel, meaning the jackpot prize is divided equally among all its winners.

The Missouri Lottery has an obligation to raise as much money for public education programs, while also ensuring that we have funds available to pay winners. To accomplish this, we must be able to limit our potential payout to an amount that we expect to reasonably pay based on the sales we generate for this game.

Discover the seven Ways to Get Winning Numbers to see if you're a winner. Plus, find out how to claim your Pick 4 prize When You Win.