General information about Louisiana Lottery Pick 4
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in March, 1999, or 20 years, 4 months and 14 days ago. LA Lottery Pick Four is currently available only in Louisiana. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as LA Lottery Pick Four. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Louisiana Lottery Cooperation. In case you want to know more about Louisiana Lottery Cooperation, here is their official website: https://louisianalottery.com. Louisiana Pick 4 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Louisiana Lottery Cooperation can be reached via the following contact details:
- Winning Numbers Hotline: (800) 735-5825
- Headquarters: 555 Laurel St., Baton Rouge, LA 70801
- Headquarters phone number: (225) 297-2000
Keep in mind that players must be 21 or over to play.
Check Louisiana Pick 4 results
Louisiana Pick 4 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Louisiana Lottery Cooperation in Baton Rouge. At the moment, draws are held seven times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 9:59 PM Central Time. The numbers are drawn using the Computer Random Number Generator. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on March 1, 1999, or 20 years, 4 months and 14 days ago.
How it works: picking up Louisiana Pick 4 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 4 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose four main Louisiana Pick 4 numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Louisiana Pick 4 numbers. Pay attention that the order of numbers drawn matters especially much.
Louisiana Lottery Pick 4 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers four prize categories. 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 Louisiana Pick 4 numbers. The basic thing is to match them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 10,000
Box: 4 Way (3 identical digits)
1 : 2,500
Box: 6-Way (2 identical pairs)
1 : 1,667
Straight/Box: 4 Way (3 identical digits)
1 : 2,500
$3,100 (exact order)
$600 (any order)
Straight/Box: 6 Way (2 identical pairs)
1 : 2,500
$2,900 (exact order)
$400 (any order)
4 Way Combo (3 identical digits in any order)
1 : 2,500
$2,500 ($2 play)
$5,000 ($4 play)
6 Way Combo (2 identical pairs in any order)
1 : 1,667
$2,500 ($3 play)
$5,000 ($6 play)
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 6,5. Pay attention that the table above is not full as it does not include 12 and 24-Way play types.
Louisiana Lottery Pick 4 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $0.50, but there are other wagers available. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Louisiana Pick 4 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 5, 7, 2, and 4. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 3, 9, 1, and 8.
Payouts of Louisiana Lottery Pick 4 prizes
All the prizes starting from $600 can be received at lottery offices, but it is also possible to send the winning ticket by mail. Smaller amounts are also payable by lottery retailers. Unfortunately, LA Lottery Pick Four winnings are subject to taxation, but only in case the prize exceeds $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 Louisiana Pick 4 results.