In the United States, 30 states host the Pick 4 lottery. It is also played in Ontario, Canada, and in Puerto Rico. Many retailers offer this popular game. It is relatively straightforward pick the four digits that match the winning selection and win. Simply fill out your entries on the play slip (retailers provide the form). Instructions are on the reverse side of the play slip.
Based on a $1.00 play per game, most Pick 4 games offer a $5,000 payout for a straight hit, that is where the four digits picked by the player fall in the identical order as the official winning numbers. Winning tickets based on a “combination” – where all four digits appear in an order other than identical to the official winning entry – generally range from $100 to about $3,000. Quite a nice return on a $1.00 investment!
In most locations, the game is drawn twice a day in midday and evening draws. In other locations, such as the California Lottery, the Wisconsin Lottery and the Louisiana Lottery, draws are held once per day. Ontario, Canada, hosts one evening draw per day and Puerto Rico hosts a daily draw four times per week.
Sunday games are either prohibited altogether or restricted to the evening draw for various locations, including the Delaware, Illinois and Indiana (Hoosier) Pick 4 games as well as for the Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Texas Lottery and West Virginia lotteries.
Ways to Increase Your Chances of Winning
An important strategy to consider when playing the Pick 4 is that half of the four digits (that is, two digits) repeat within two draws. Satta Another way of saying the same thing is that three-fourths of those digits (that is, three digits) usually repeat from the previous three drawings. This should narrow your choices right away.
A useful tool to further narrow your choices is the Pick 4 Hot Sheet. Many players use this unique publication as a guide for selecting winners. Each month, it produces an average of 8-10 hits for states that host the game. In the Oregon Lottery, it regularly produces 15 hits per month.
Straight hits have appeared each month in the Hot Sheet. It may do players well to own access rights to the Pick 4 “Gold Mine” of the Internet as it is known, because it consistently produces hits and it is updated each month. A screenshot of the publication as well as shared strategies on how players use it to select winners are offered on this popular site.
A final point: Remember that positive thinking produces positive results. There is truth to the saying as a man thinketh, so is he. The law of attraction applies to this popular game with the same force and effect as it does to every aspect of human life. So think positive and increase your chances of winning!
The Author, Don Holland, is an avid Pick 4 player as well a business owner whose motivation is fueled by helping others win. Don has coauthored the Pick 4 Hot Sheet since its inception in 1998.