General information about IA Pick 4 Lotto
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in September 21, 2003, or 16 years, 8 months and 12 days ago. Interestingly, Midday drawings appeared the next day, on September 22, 2003. IA Pick Four is currently available only in Iowa. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as IA Pick Four. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Iowa Lottery. In case you want to know more about Iowa Lottery, here is their official website: http://www.ialottery.com/Default.aspx. Iowa Pick 4 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Iowa Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- HQ address: 13001 University Ave, Clive IA
- HQ phone number: 515.725.7900
- Winning Numbers Line: 515.323.4633
- Email: [email protected]
Keep in mind that players must be 21 or over to play.
Check Iowa Pick 4 results
Iowa Pick 4 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Iowa Lottery in Clive. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 12:20 PM and 10 PM Central Time. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on September 21, 2003, or 16 years, 8 months and 12 days ago.
How it works: picking up Iowa Pick 4 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 4 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose four main Iowa Pick 4 numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Iowa Pick 4 numbers. There are neither additional, nor bonus numbers, but the order of numbers drawn is especially important.
IA Pick 4 Lotto winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers 15 prize categories. IA Pick Four offers no jackpot to its players. The amount of the top prize is $6,000 (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 Iowa Pick 4 numbers. The basic thing, however, is to match them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 10,000
(3 identical #s)
1 : 2,500
(2 pairs identical #s)
1 : 1,667
1 : 10,000
1 : 2,500
1 : 10,000
1 : 1,167
1 : 100
1 : 100
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 6,7. Pay attention that the table above is not full as it does not include 12 and 24-Way play types.
IA Pick 4 Lotto prices
The minimum cost of playing is $.50, but there also are other wagers starting from $1 to $5. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Iowa Pick 4 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 5, 4, 1, 2 (Midday) and 8, 2, 0, 3 (Evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 9, 7, 6, 8 (Midday) and 1, 9, 7, 6 (Evening).
Payouts of IA Pick 4 Lotto prizes
Amounts over $600 are to be claimed at the operator's prize centers or HQ. Lower prizes are payable at lottery retailers if the corresponding amount is available. Besides, winning tickets can be sent by mail. Unfortunately, IA Pick Four winnings are subject to taxation: for the US citizens, these are 5% in state tax for prizes over $600 and 25% in federal tax for amounts over $5,000. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within 90 days from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Iowa Pick 4 results.