Understand the Play Types and Payouts with Examples!

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The Illinois Pick 4 plus FIREBALL drawings are held twice a day, seven days a week, offering great odds and increased chances of winning. Pick 4 by the Illinois Lottery, is highly popular as it offers multiple chances to win every day. You just need to pick 4 numbers from 0 to 9, along with the play type which actually determines your lottery winnings. If your selected numbers match the winning numbers of the draw according to your wager, you bag the jackpot. To increase your chances and ways of winning, Illinois Lottery provides its players with an excellent game-transforming add-on option like FIREBALL, which turns a non-winning ticket into a winning ticket or a winning ticket into a multiple. Why miss that lucky chance to play and crack the next win!
The game also allows you to play the draws up to 6 consecutive days on the same playslip by informing your lottery retailers prior to the draw by marking the appropriate Number Of Days on your playslip.

The table below depicts the different ways you can play Pick 4 and how it affects your odds and prize payout potential.

Match Prize Odds (1 in) Payback Rates
Straight $5,000 10,000 5000%
Box (12-way) $400 833 48.02%
Straight + Box (12-way) - Straight match $2,700 10,000 27.00%
Straight + Box (12-way) - Box match $200 833 24.01%
Straight with Fireball $1,500 2,500 30.00%
Box (12-way) with Fireball $120 208 28.85%
Str + Box (12-way) w/Fireball - Str match $1,620 3,125 25.92%
Str + Box (12-way) w/Fireball - Box match $120 303 19.80%

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