General information about Florida Pick 4
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in July, 1991, or 30 years, 6 months and 18 days ago. The Midday drawings, however, appeared only on May 19, 2008. Pick Four FL is currently available only in Florida. Previously, the lottery was known as Cash 4 and received its current name only on August 1, 2016. The game-play format used to be different. The 1-Off numbers, for instance, were only added on August 23, 2010. As you might know, they give players 26 extra combinations of their numbers in which the digits are 1 up or 1 down. The lottery is operated by Florida Lottery. In case you want to know more about Florida Lottery, here is their official website: http://www.flalottery.com. Florida Lottery Pick 4 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Florida Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Florida Lottery Headquarters: 250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301
- Lottery Headquarters phone number: (850) 487-7777
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Florida Lottery Pick 4 results
Florida Lottery Pick 4 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Florida Lottery in Tallahassee. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 1:30 PM and 7:57 PM Eastern Time. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on July 4, 1991, or 30 years, 6 months and 18 days ago.
How it works: picking up Florida Lottery Pick 4 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 4 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose four main Florida Lottery Pick 4 numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Florida Lottery Pick 4 numbers. Like in all the similar lotteries, the order of numbers drawn is especially important.
Florida Pick 4 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers 10 prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that Pick Four FL is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for $5,000 (with $1 wager). Luckily, the fact that the jackpot is quite modest is compensated by indeed high winning odds! As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 10,000. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the four Florida Lottery Pick 4 numbers. The most important thing is to guess them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
Prize Amount (for $1 wager)
1 : 10,000
1 : 417
Straight + Box (24-way) - Straight match
1 : 10,000
Straight + Box (24-way) - Box match
1 : 417
1 : 100
1-Off wager: Straight match
1 : 10,000
1-Off wager: 1-off on one digit
1 : 1,250
1-Off wager: 1-off on two digits
1 : 417
1-Off wager: 1-off on three digits
1 : 312.5
1-Off wager: 1-off on four digits
1 : 625
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 9,5.
Florida Pick 4 prices
The minimum cost of playing is 50 cents or $1. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Florida Lottery Pick 4 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 2, 9, 1 (Midday) and 3, 7, 5 (Evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 6, 5, 3 (Midday) and 9, 8, 2 (Evening).
Payouts of Florida Pick 4 prizes
Keep in mind that Pick Four FL jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. Players can receive it from lottery retailers, as well as at local offices and the operator's HQ. This also applies to prizes of other categories. Besides, it is possible to send the winning ticket by mail. Unfortunately, Pick Four FL winnings are subject to taxation: for the US citizens, this is 25% federal withholding tax from prizes greater than $5,000. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within 180 days from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Florida Lottery Pick 4 results.