How to Play Pick 4

Want to play a lottery that lets you bag a jackpot prize of $5000 by just investing $1 against some super favorable odds of 1 in 10,000. Pick 4 by Maryland Lottery is absolutely perfect for you. With your four analyzed numbers, you can easily turn the game in your favor by selecting the appropriate play type offered by the lottery-like Straight, Box, Straight/Box, and Combo which boosts your chances as well as the amounts of winning.

Playing Maryland Pick is extremely easy and thrilling. Each Pick 4 playslip contains five panels, so you have to pick four different or duplicate numbers for each panel from 0 to 9. For example 5729, 5558, 7222, etc. If your selected numbers match the winning numbers according to your bet type you bag the winning prizes. Or you can ask your lottery retailer for a Pick 4 Quick Pick to have your numbers randomly generated by the computer.

After selecting your numbers, you need to select the play type or wager ranging from 50¢ to $1, including Straight, Box, Straight/Box, or Combo, which will actually determine your prize amounts. Pick 4 drawings are held twice a day at 12:27 p.m. for Monday and Friday’s Midday draw and 12:28 p.m. for Saturday and Sunday’s Midday’s drawing. The Pick 4 Evening drawing takes place at 7:56 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and on Sunday approximately at 8:30 p.m. The draws are held seven days a week, which means you have multiple chances to win every day with each game.

With Maryland Pick 4, you can also play the same lottery numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 consecutive drawings in a row, by just marking the appropriate “NUMBER OF DRAWS” or by selecting the number of draws at the self-service terminal. You can choose any of the Midday or Evening drawings or even Both. After submission of your request, you will receive one ticket for all of the drawings you select.

To make Pick 4 more exciting, the Maryland Lottery also offers an Advance Play option that allows you to play your numbers for one or more drawings in the future. If you want to play your numbers for more than one drawing, just mark the day of the week on which you want your drawings to begin and then mark the “Number of Draws” you want to play. The number of draws available for Advance Play cannot exceed more than six days after the date of purchase. It is mandatory to indicate the draw time you want to play - Midday, Evening, or Both.

You need to hand over your completed playslip and payment to the retailer. In return, you will get a ticket for selected numbers and draw time(s). Your lottery ticket is your only receipt. Ensure to check the accuracy of the numbers and sign at the back of your ticket for authentication.

Maryland Pick 4 Playing Options

  • Ask your lottery retailer for Quick Pick and leave it up to your luck.
  • Or you can specify the bet amount and bet type and select your numbers. You can purchase Playslip from any licensed lottery retailers.

Play/Bet Types Of Maryland Pick 4

  • Straight: You win the lottery if you match the winning numbers in exact order.
  • Box 4-Way: You have to select three same numbers and one different number. You can win by matching these numbers in any order.
  • Box 6-Way: You have to select 2 pairs of identical numbers. You win by matching these numbers in any order.
  • Box 12-Way: You have to select 1 pair of identical numbers and two different numbers. You can win by matching the numbers in any order.
  • Box 24-Way: To win, you can match your selected numbers which are all different from each other, with the drawn numbers in any order.
  • Combo: You can win the game by matching all the Straight combinations of your selected three-digit numbers.
  • 4-Way Combo: You can play all possible four straight combinations of 4 numbers of which three are the same and one different. You can match these numbers in any order to a win.
  • 6-Way Combo: You can play all six combinations of four numbers consisting of two pairs of identical numbers. You can match these numbers in any order to a win.
  • 12-Way Combo: You can play all possible twelve straight combinations of for numbers out of which 2 are the same. You can match these numbers in any order to a win.
  • 24-Way Combo: You can play all twenty-four combinations and match in any order to win.
  • Straight/Box 4-Way: You have to select three same numbers and one different number. You win by matching these digits in exact or any order.
  • Straight/Box 6-Way: You have to select 2 pairs of identical numbers. You win by matching these digits in exact or any order.
  • Straight/Box 12-Way: You have to select 1 pair of identical numbers and two different numbers. You win by matching these digits in exact or any order.
  • Straight/Box 24-Way: To win, you can match your selected numbers which are all different from each other, with the drawn numbers in exact or any order.

Drawing Date and Time for Maryland Pick 4

The Pick 4 drawings are held twice a day, seven days a week.

  • The Maryland Pick 4 lottery holds the Midday draw from Monday to Friday approximately at 12:27 P.M. and from Saturday to Sunday at 12:28 P.M.
  • The Maryland Pick 4 lottery holds the Evening draw from Monday to Saturday at 07:56 P.M. and on Sunday approximately at 8:30 P.M.

Official Results Of Maryland Pick 4

  • After drawing, you can check the numbers and prizes over the official website or visit authorized Maryland Lottery retailers, or on selected TV news channels or newspapers.
  • Or you can also call on 410.230.8830 to check your winning numbers.

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Pick 4 is a daily Draw game, where players select 4 numbers, each from 0 to 9, to bag a top prize of $5000. The game was introduced on March 1, 1999, and since then has produced a considerable number of winners.

Maryland Pick 4 costs 50 cents or $1 per play. The cost multiplies depending on the number of plays you select. All Straight/Box plays cost $1 and Combo plays cost, $2 to $24.

The Maryland Pick 4 drawings are held twice daily. The Midday draws from Monday to Friday are held at 12:27 p.m. and from Saturday to Sunday at 12:28 p.m. The Evening draws are held at 07:56 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and on Saturday, approximately at 8:30 p.m., You are also offered the option of playing your numbers for seven consecutive drawings or for a future date by just marking the appropriate option on your playslip.

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Rules Governing Pick 4

  • The legal age of playing the Maryland Pick 4 Lottery is 18 years.
  • Players are responsible to ensure the accuracy of their ticket, not the retailers or authorities.
  • Players need to claim their winnings within a valid time period of 182 days else their winnings will be fortified.
  • All games are strictly subjected to the Maryland State Laws.
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Claiming a Prize from the Pick 4 Lottery

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  • As per the rules by Maryland Lottery, your original winning ticket is the only valid receipt for prize claims.
  • Your lottery ticket is a bearer instrument, which means anyone who possesses the ticket is the winner.

Quick Facts

  • Game type:Daily Draw Game
  • Game Format: 4/9
  • Game availability: Exclusively available in Maryland only
  • Game draw days and time: Twice a day, Midday draw - Monday to Friday at 12:27 P.M. and from Saturday to Sunday at 12:28 P.M. Evening draw - Monday to Saturday at 7:56 P.M., on Sunday approximately at 8:30 P.M.
  • Minimum jackpot amount: $2500
  • Minimum cash prize: $100
  • Minimum age to play: 18
  • Jackpot odds:1 in 1000
  • Game add-on option: Number Of Draws and Advance Play
  • Ticket cost: 50 cents and $1 per play
  • Jackpot payment options: Lump-sum
  • Lottery operator: Maryland Lottery

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