General information about Kentucky Lottery Pick 4
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in April, 1994, or 26 years, 4 months and 4 days ago. Pick Four KY is currently available only in Kentucky. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Pick Four KY. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Kentucky Lottery Corporation. In case you want to know more about Kentucky Lottery Corporation, here is their official website: https://www.kylottery.com. KY Lottery Pick 4 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Kentucky Lottery Corporation can be reached via the following contact details:
- Customer Service: 877-789-4532
- Winning Numbers: 502-583-2000
- Email: [email protected]
- Headquarters: 1011 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check KY Lottery Pick 4 results
KY Lottery Pick 4 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Kentucky Lottery Corporation in Louisville. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 1:20 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. ET. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on April 4, 1994, or 26 years, 4 months and 4 days ago.
How it works: picking up KY Lottery Pick 4 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 4 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose four main KY Lottery Pick 4 numbers from the range between 0 and 9 KY Lottery Pick 4 numbers. As usual, the order of numbers drawn matters especially much.
Kentucky Lottery Pick 4 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers nine prize categories. Pick Four KY offers no jackpot to its players. At the moment, the top prize is $5,000. Luckily, the fact that this is quite a modest amount 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 KY Lottery Pick 4 numbers. The basic thing is to guess them in an exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
(2 pairs of same numbers)
Box: 4-way (3 same numbers)
Straight / Box: 4 different numbers
$2,600 (exact order)
$100 (any other order)
Straight / Box: 2 same numbers
$2,700 (exact order)
$200 (any other order)
Straight / Box: 2 pairs of same numbers
$2,900 (exact order)
$400 (any other order)
Straight / Box: 3 same numbers
$3,100 (exact order)
$600 (any other order)
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 5,6.
Kentucky Lottery Pick 4 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $0.50, but there are other wagers up to $10. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold KY Lottery Pick 4 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 6, 5, 2, 0 (Midday) and 3, 1, 2, 8 (Evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 8, 1, 7, 9 (Midday) and 5, 4, 9, 6 (Evening).
Payouts of Kentucky Lottery Pick 4 prizes
Amounts of $5,000 and more are to be claimed at regional offices or the operator's HQ. Smaller prizes can be received there too, as well as at cashing agents. Besides, amounts of up to $600 are payable by lottery retailers (claim form is not needed). Finally, winning tickets can be sent by mail. Unfortunately, Pick Four KY winnings are subject to taxation. In particular, there are federal and state income taxes. 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 KY Lottery Pick 4 results.