# Pick 4

Illinois Pick 4 offers prizes of up to $5,000 for matching four numbers between 0 and 9. There are two draws every day, at 12:40 PM CT and 9:22 PM CT.

Find out the winning numbers and everything else you need to know about the Pick 4 lottery, including the different play styles you can choose from and all the prizes that are on offer.

**Tuesday,**Sep 10, 2024

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## How to Play

You can play Pick 4 online on your phone, computer or tablet, or go to any Illinois Lottery retailer. Here are the steps required to play:

**Choose Your Numbers** - Pick four numbers from 0 to 9. Each number is selected from a separate set, so the same number can be drawn multiple times. Opt for a Quick Pick if you’d prefer a random set.

**Select Play Style** - Specify which play style you will be using. The options are Straight, Box, Straight/Box or Combo. Unlike Pick 3, you can’t pick ‘Front Pair’ or ‘Back Pair’.

**Decide How Much to Wager** - Pick 4 gives you the opportunity to select your wager amount - $0.50 or $1 per play. If you wager the maximum amount, you can win the maximum prize.

**Add Fireball?** - Choose whether to add the Fireball to your wager. It doubles the total cost, but opens up lots of new ways to win prizes.

**Choose How Many Draws** - Decide whether to play the Midday draw, the Evening draw, or both, and also how many draws to play.

**Purchase Your Entries** - Check your selections and pay for your entries. Remember that the total cost takes into account your wager amount, how many draws you have played and whether you have played Pick 4 plus Fireball.

## Play Styles

Find out more below about the different play styles that are available. You can pick Straight, Box, Straight/Box or Combo in Pick 4:

**Straight**– A wager that your numbers will appear in exactly the same positions as you select them. For example, if you pick 1234, you only win if the numbers are drawn as 1234.**Box**- When you select Box as your play style, your numbers can appear in any order. For example, if you pick 1234, you would still win if the numbers are drawn in another combination such as 4321.**Straight/Box**– With a Straight/Box, your wager is split between a Straight and a Box. If you play 1234, you win both parts of the wager if the numbers drawn are 1234. If the numbers appear in another order, such as 4321, you win just the Box part of the wager.**Combo**– You pay separately for each combination of your four numbers, entering each one as a Straight.

When you play a Box, Straight/Box or Combo, it is classified as a 4-Way, 6-Way, 12-Way or 24-Way wager, depending on the combination of numbers you have selected:

**4-Way**– Three repeated numbers and one different, for example 1112. The four different combinations here would be 1112, 1121, 1211 and 1112.**6-Way**– Two sets of repeated numbers, for example 3366. The six possible combinations are 3366, 3636, 3663, 6336, 6363 and 6633.**12-Way**– Two repeated numbers and two that are different, for example 4468. There are 12 different ways these can be ordered – 4468, 4486, 4648, 4684, 4846, 4864, 6448, 6484, 6844, 8446, 8468 and 8446.**24-Way**– Four different numbers, such as 1234. The 24 combinations are 1234, 1243, 1324, 1342, 1423, 1432, 2134, 2143, 2314, 2341, 2413, 2431, 3124, 3142, 3214, 3241, 3412, 3421, 4123, 4132, 4231, 4213, 4312 and 4321.

## Fireball

Fireball is an option that you can add to your Pick 4 play, doubling the cost. The advantage is that it considerably boosts your chances of winning because it effectively gives you another number to play with.

A Fireball number, also from 0 to 9, is selected after the four main numbers have been drawn. If you’ve played the Fireball option, you can replace any of the drawn numbers with the Fireball to give you a win. For example, if you’ve played 5678 as a Box wager, the numbers drawn are 6850 and the Fireball is 7, you can use the 7 to replace the 0, creating a winning combination.

## Prizes and Odds

The table below shows all the prizes you can win in Pick 4, along with the odds for each play style. All the payouts are fixed amounts, so you know exactly how much you will receive if you match the numbers according to your play type.

Play Type | $0.50 Prize | $0.50 + Fireball Prize | $1.00 Prize | $1.00 + Fireball Prize | Odds of Winning | Odds of Winning with Fireball |
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Straight |
$2,500 | $750 | $5,000 | $1,500 | 1 in 10,000 | 1 in 2,500 |

4-Way Box |
$600 | $180 | $1,200 | $360 | 1 in 2,500 | 1 in 625 |

6-Way Box |
$400 | $120 | $800 | $240 | 1 in 1,667 | 1 in 417 |

12-Way Box |
$200 | $60 | $400 | $120 | 1 in 833 | 1 in 208 |

24-Way Box |
$100 | $40 | $200 | $80 | 1 in 417 | 1 in 104 |

4-Way Combo |
$2,500 ($2 wager) | $750 | $5,000 ($4 wager) | $1,500 | 1 in 2,500 | 1 in 625 |

6-Way Combo |
$2,500 ($3 wager) | $750 | $5,000 ($6 wager) | $1,500 | 1 in 1,667 | 1 in 417 |

12-Way Combo |
$2,500 ($6 wager) | $750 | $5,000 ($12 wager) | $1,500 | 1 in 833 | 1 in 208 |

24-Way Combo |
$2,500 ($12 wager) | $750 | $5,000 ($24 wager) | $1,500 | 1 in 417 | 1 in 104 |

4-Way Straight/Box |
N/A | N/A | $3,100 for both $600 for Box only |
$930 $180 for Box only |
1 in 10,000 1 in 2,500 (Box only) |
1 in 2,500 1 in 625 (Box only) |

6-Way Straight/Box |
N/A | N/A | $2,900 for both $400 for Box only |
$870 for both $120 for Box only |
1 in 10,000 1 in 1,667 (Box only) |
1 in 2,500 1 in 417 (Box only) |

12-Way Straight/Box |
N/A | N/A | $2,700 for both $200 for Box only |
$810 for both $60 for Box only |
1 in 10,000 1 in 833 (Box only) |
1 in 2,500 1 in 208 (Box only) |

24-Way Straight/Box |
N/A | N/A | $2,600 for both $100 for Box only |
$780 for both $30 for Box only |
1 in 10,000 1 in 417 (Box only) |
1 in 2,500 1 in 104 (Box only) |