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Minimum Age To Play Lottery

The legal age of playing Illinois Pick 4 is 18 years and older.

Lottery Ticket Sales Cut Off Time

The cutoff for buyingPick 4 tickets in Illinois is Daily at 12:35 PM & 9:15 PM on the day of the drawing.

Can Pick 4 Lottery Tickets Be Canceled?

No. Once a Pick 4 ticket is printed, it cannot be canceled.

Claim Period/ Lottery Prize Expiration

Players must claim their lottery winnings within a time period of 365 days, from the date of the drawing, else their winnings will be fortified.

Lottery Payouts Decision Period

Most lotteries in U.S.A offer two options for claiming the prize money - lump-sum and annuity. The players must make their choice between the two within 60 days.

Maximum Prize Payable By Lottery Retail Vendors

Lottery retailers are authorized to cash all winning tickets with a prize up to $599. Retailers can pay the prizes with cash, certified checks, cashier’s checks, business checks, money orders, or any combination of these methods.

Pari-Mutuel Prizes

As per the Pari-Mutuel Lottery System, if the winning combination has more than one winning ticket holder, then the prize will be split equally among the winners. Majority of the state and multi-state lotteries have adopted this system for paying out their jackpot amounts. The only exception to this condition is the California state lottery, in which all lottery prizes must be calculated on a pari-mutuel basis. However, there are few state lotteries in which the amount each winner receives changes depending on how many tickets were sold for that particular draw and how many other winners there are at the same level.


Players are responsible to ensure the accuracy of their tickets, not the retailers or authorities.

All games are strictly subjected to Pick 4 Protocols and Illinois Law.

Winners can claim their prize by representing the ticket only, not the Playslip. It is the sole instrument to claim the prize

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