General information about Pick4
This is Canada based lottery game that was launched in February, 2006, or 15 years, 11 months and 17 days ago. Ontario Pick 4 is currently available only in Ontario. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Ontario Pick 4. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). In case you want to know more about Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), here is their official website: http://home.olg.ca/en-ca/home-page. OLG Pick 4 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) can be reached via the following contact details:
- OLG Support Centre: 1-800-387-0098
- OLG Prize center: 20 Dundas Street, West Toronto, ONM5G 2C2
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check OLG Pick 4 results
OLG Pick 4 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) in Toronto. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 2 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). The numbers are drawn using the Ryo Catteau ball machines. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on February 4, 2006, or 15 years, 11 months and 17 days ago.
How it works: picking up OLG Pick 4 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 4 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose four main OLG Pick 4 numbers from the range between 0 and 9 OLG Pick 4 numbers. There are various ways to play this game. In particular, it matters whether the player matches numbers drawn in the exact order or not.
Pick4 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers four prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that Ontario Pick 4 is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for CAD $5,000. 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 OLG Pick 4 numbers. Pay attention that it is necessary to guess the numbers drawn in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
How To Win
Odds of Winning
Straight Play - match all 4 digits in the exact order
1 : 10,000
4-Way Box Play - match all 4 digits in any order, where 3 of the digits are the same. (i.e.: 1112)
1112, 1121, 1211,2111
1 : 2,500
6-Way Box Play - match all 4 digits in any order, where two sets of digits are the same. (i.e.: 1122)
1122, 1212, 1221, 2211, 2121, 2112
1 : 1,667
12-Way Box Play - match all 4 digits in any order, where 2 of the digits are the same (i.e.: 1123)
1123,1132,1213, 1231,1321,1312, 2311,2113,2131, 3211,3112,3121
1 : 833
24-Way Box Play - match all 4 digits in any order, where all 4 digits are different (i.e.: 1234)
1234,1324,1423, 1243, 1342,1432, 2134,2314,2413, 2143,2341,2431, 3124,3214,3412, 3142,3241,3421, 4123,4321,4213, 4132,4231,4312
1 : 417
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 10.
The minimum cost of playing is CAD $1, but there also are $2, $5, and $10 wagers. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. A good news is that there is a chance to win an extra prize if to take part in Encore, an add-on game with a chance to win CAD $1 million per an additional $1 cost.
Hot and cold OLG Pick 4 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 5, 6, and 7. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 2 and 3.
Payouts of Pick4 prizes
Keep in mind that Ontario Pick 4 jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. It may be received at the operator's prize center. Amounts under CAD $1,000 may be received at prize centers too, as well as at lottery retailers. A great thing is that Ontario Pick 4 winnings are tax free. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within one year from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of OLG Pick 4 results.