Understand the Play Types and Payouts with Examples!

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The Pennsylvania Lottery is widely popular among Pennsylvanians, fetching them attracting payouts for just $1. The Pennsylvania Pick 4 drawings are held twice every day, thereby increasing your chances to win each day. To play your most favorite game you just need to pick any four numbers from a field of 0 to 9. If your selected numbers match the winning numbers, according to the selected play type and wager, you bag the lottery jackpot. The game also allows you to play your numbers for any draw in the future, within seven days of purchase except the current draw. You just need to ask the lottery retailer for Advance Play and you can play for any future draw.

Increasing your chances to win, the Pennsylvania lottery also provides you with the option of Wild Ball, which lets you have a chance to exchange the Wild Ball number with one of the winning numbers so you can get a winning combination.

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
Straight (exact) $5,000 10,000 $0.50
Straight + Box (4-way) - Box match $600 2,500 $0.23
Straight + Box (6-way) - Straight match $2,900 1,667 $0.35
Straight + Box (6-way) - Box match $400 1,667 $0.25
Straight + Box (12-way) - Straight match $2,700 833 $0.33
Straight + Box (12-way) - Box match $200 833 $0.28
Straight + Box (24-way) - Straight match $2,600 417 $0.31
Straight+Box (24 way)-Box Match $100 417 $0.29

Pennsylvania Pick 4 Prizes With Wild Ball:

Play Type Pick 4 Game Prize Wild Ball Prize Odds Of Winning Wild Ball
Straight $5000 $1500 1 in 2500
Box (4-Way) $1200 $390 1 in 625
Box (6-Way) $800 $260 1 in 417
Box (12-Way) $400 $130 1 in 208
Box (24-Way) $200 $60 1 in 104

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