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About Pick 4

Pick 4 is a daily game that leaves most all the choices up to the player. Players can pick their own four numbers every day and choose how to play them. Both the Pick 4 midday draw and the Pick 4 evening draw were launched in September 2003.

On April 16, 2014, the Iowa Lottery began conducting its own drawings in the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. There are now Iowa-specific results for both the daily midday and evening drawings. We no longer share results with the Illinois Lottery for our Pick 3 and Pick 4 games, so please be sure that you are checking for the IOWA results.

How To Play

Choose a set of four numbers, each from 0 through 9.

Pick your own numbers or let the computer pick them for you by asking for an easy pick.

Select the play type:

  • Straight - match all numbers in the EXACT ORDER as drawn.
  • Box - match all four numbers IN ANY ORDER.
  • Straight/BOX - match either exact and/or any order.
  • Front Pair - match the first two numbers in the EXACT ORDER as drawn.
  • Back Pair - match the last two numbers in the EXACT ORDER as drawn.

Purchase up to 16 consecutive drawings at a time.

Midday drawings held daily at approx. 12:50 p.m. Evening drawings held daily at about 8:50 p.m. Tickets may be purchased until noon on the day of the drawing for midday drawings and until 8:00 p.m. on the day of the drawing for evening drawings.

Pick 4 prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the drawing for which they were eligible.

Prizes and Odds

Play Odds $.50 $1 $2 $3 $4 $5
Straight 1 in 10,000 $3,000 $6,000 $12,000 $18,000 $24,000 $30,000
Box 24-way
(4 unique #s)
1 in 417 $125 $250 $500 $750 $1,000 $1,250
Box 12-way
(2 identical #s)
1 in 833 $250 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500
Box 6-way
(2 pairs identical #s)
1 in 1,667 $500 $1,000 $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,000
Box 4-way
(3 identical #s)
1 in 2,500 $750 $1,500 $3,000 $4,500 $6,000 $7,500
Straight/Box
4-way Exact
1 in 10,000 N/A $3,750 $7,500 $11,250 $15,000 $18,750
Straight/Box
4-way Any
1 in 2,500 N/A $750 $1,500 $2,250 $3,000 $3,750
Straight/Box
6-way Exact
1 in 10,000 N/A $3,500 $7,000 $10,500 $14,000 $17,500
Straight/Box
6-way Any
1 in 1,167 N/A $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500
Straight/Box
12-way Exact
1 in 10,000 N/A $3,250 $6,500 $9,750 $13,000 $16,250
Straight/Box
12-way Any
1 in 833 N/A $250 $500 $750 $1,000 $1,250
Straight/Box
24-way Exact
1 in 10,000 N/A $3,125 $6,250 $9,375 $12,500 $15,625
Straight/Box
24-way Any
1 in 417 N/A $125 $250 $375 $500 $625
Front Pair 1 in 100 $30 $60 $120 $180 $240 $300
Back Pair 1 in 100 $30 $60 $120 $180 $240 $300