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How to Play Pick 2

Pennsylvania Lottery is known to offer some really remarkable games like Pick 2 which lets you win a lottery prize as much as $50 against some super easy odds of 1 in 100 for an investment of just $1. Pennsylvania Pick 2 draws takes place twice a day, seven days a week, approximately at 1:35 P.M. and 6:59 P.M. ET., thereby increasing your chances to win the lottery every day. To boost your chances of winning the game offers you a variety of bet types like Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Front Digit, Back Digit, and Super Straight so that you have that every chance of bagging the winning amount.

Playing Pennsylvania Pick 2 is super easy and extremely exciting. Each Pick 2 playslip comprises five panels, so all you have to do is pick two duplicate or distinct numbers from a field of 0 to 9, like 46, 55, 00, etc. If your selected lottery 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 2 Quick Pick to have your numbers randomly generated by the computer.

After selecting your lucky numbers, you need to pick your desired play type including Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Front Digit, Back Digit, and Super Straight, which actually determine your amount of winning. Pick 2 drawings are held twice a day approximately at 1:35 PM and 6:59 PM ET. The draws are held seven days a week, which means you have multiple chances to win the lottery.

Not limiting your chances to win, the Pennsylvania Lottery, gives you the chance to play any day in the future, within seven days of purchase, except the current draw. You just need to ask for Advance Play and you can play for any future draw.

You need to hand over your completed playslip and payment to the retailer. In return, you will get a ticket for selected numbers and playstyle(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.

Play/Bet Types Of Pennsylvania Pick 2

  • Straight: You win the lottery if you match the winning numbers in exact order.
  • Box: You win the lottery if you match the winning numbers in any order.
  • Front Digit: To win, your digit should be matched to the first number drawn.
  • Back Digit: To win, your digit should be matched to the last number drawn.
  • Straight/Box: You win the game by matching the numbers in any or exact order.
  • Super Straight: To win, you should match your numbers to winning numbers in all possible Straight plays.

Game Format

  • Number of lottery balls in Pick 2: 2/9
  • Number of drawing machines: 2
  • Type of lottery game: 2 Ball Numbers Game

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Wild Ball

To make your Pick 2 play more thrilling, the Pennsylvania Lottery lets you have the option of Wild Ball, which gives you a chance to exchange the Wild Ball number with one of the winning numbers so you can get a winning combination. The Wild Ball is drawn before the Pick games are drawn every day and evening. Adding Wild Ball to your lottery ticket will double the cost of any play type and the payouts may differ from base game play.

Lottery Numbers Selection Option

The players can pick their own numbers or use any of the below-listed lottery tools to mark the winning Pennsylvania Pick 2 lottery numbers.

Drawing Schedule Of Pennsylvania Pick 2 Lottery

  • Monday 1:35 PM ET & 6:59 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Tuesday 1:35 PM ET & 6:59 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Wednesday 1:35 PM ET & 6:59 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Thursday 1:35 PM ET & 6:59 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Friday 1:35 PM ET & 6:59 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Saturday 1:35 PM ET & 6:59 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Sunday 1:35 PM ET & 6:59 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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Pennsylvania Pick 2 offers you the option of playing the same numbers and play types up to 7 consecutive drawings for selected draw time(s) by opting for the Multi-Draw/Advance Play option.

Lottery Results

After the drawing, you can check the winning lottery numbers and prizes at:

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Pick 2 is a daily Draw game, where players select 2 numbers, each from 0 to 9, to bag a top prize of $50 for a Straight play, $25 for a Box play, $50 for a Super Straight, or up to $50 for a Straight/Box play and $5 for Front and Back Digit.

A Pennsylvania Pick 2 ticket costs $1 per play. The cost multiplies depending on the number of plays and the bet type you select.

The Pick 2 drawings are held twice daily at approximately 1:35 p.m. and 6:59 p.m.

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Rules Governing Pick 2

  • The legal age of playing Pennsylvania Pick 2 is 18 years and older.
  • The cutoff for buying Pick 2 tickets in Pennsylvania is Sales end at 1:05 p.m. and at 6:57 p.m. daily on the day of the drawing.
  • No. Once a Pick 2 ticket is printed, it cannot be canceled.
  • 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.
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Claiming a Prize from the Pick 2 Lottery

  • Experiencing the thrill of having won the lottery! If you think you have matched the winning lottery numbers, here are the steps you should take to claim your prize.
  • Before taking steps to claim your prize, double-check your numbers against the official drawing results with the ones drawn or visit our Lottery Results. This will help you confirm that you have correctly matched the winning numbers and know what prize amount will fill your pockets.

Quick Facts

  • Game type:Daily Draw Game
  • Game Format: 2/9
  • Game availability:Exclusively available in Pennsylvania only
  • Game draw days and time: Twice a day at 1:35 P.M. and 6:59 P.M.
  • Minimum jackpot amount: $50
  • Minimum cash prize: $5
  • Minimum age to play: 18
  • Jackpot odds: 1 in 100
  • Game add-on option: Advance Play, Wild Ball
  • Ticket cost: $1 per play
  • Jackpot payment options: Lump-sum
  • Lottery operator: Pennsylvania Lottery

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