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Pick 4 Ticket Winning $12,000 Purchased In Muscatine

Deloris Mayfield Wins Big in Wednesday's Pick 4 Evening Drawing

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Rock Island, Ill. woman was traveling through Muscatine when she purchased a Pick 4 ticket for the evening drawing and ended up winning a $12,000 prize.

Deloris Mayfield claimed her prize Friday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids. She purchased her winning ticket at West Side Store, 2201 Houser St. in Muscatine.

Pick 4, which has been offered in Iowa since September 2003, features a top prize of $30,000, with odds of just 1:10,000 of winning it. Another intriguing aspect of the game comes in the variety of ways players can choose to play it. Plays in Pick 4 range from 50 cents to $5 for the chance to match a four-digit combination of numbers from 0000 to 9999.

There are several ways to win in Pick 4. A player can choose a straight play, meaning that if the winning numbers are 1-2-3-4, the player wins a prize for matching that combination exactly: 1-2-3-4. Another option is to choose a box play, which allows players to win for matching the winning numbers, but not in the exact order drawn (if the winning numbers are 1-2-3-4, you can win for a combination of those numbers, such as 4-3-2-1). You also can choose a straight/box play, which allows you to win for matching the numbers in the exact order drawn or in any order.

Pick 4 drawings are held seven days a week. The game's midday drawings are at 12:40 p.m. with evening drawings at 9:20 p.m.