General information about Oregon Lottery Pick 4
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in April, 2000, or 20 years, 3 months and 16 days ago. At first, the game used to be played only in the evening, while all the other drawings take place since February 11, 2002. Pick Four OR Lottery is currently available only in Oregon. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Pick Four OR Lottery. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Oregon Lottery. In case you want to know more about Oregon Lottery, here is their official website: https://www.oregonlottery.org. Oregon Pick 4 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Oregon Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- HQ address: 500 Airport Road SE, Salem, OR 97301
- HQ phone number: 503-540-1000
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Oregon Pick 4 results
Oregon Pick 4 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Oregon Lottery in Salem. At the moment, draws are held 28 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 10:00 PM Pacific Time. The numbers are drawn using the Computer Random Number Generator. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on April 24, 2000, or 20 years, 3 months and 16 days ago.
How it works: picking up Oregon Pick 4 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 4 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose four main Oregon Pick 4 numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Oregon Pick 4 numbers. Remember that the order of numbers drawn plays especially important role.
Oregon Lottery Pick 4 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers seven prize categories. Pick Four OR Lottery offers no jackpot to its players. The top prize is $5,000. Luckily, the fact that this is a comparatively 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 Oregon Pick 4 numbers. The basic thing is to guess them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 10,000
1 : 2,500
1 : 1,667
1 : 833
1 : 417
First / Last 3 different numbers in any order
1 : 167
First / Last 3 numbers in any order (2 of them are identical)
1 : 333
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 5,6. Pay attention that the table is not full as it lacks categories you fit in when you match the first or last three numbers in the exact order, as well as information on Combo prizes.
Oregon Lottery Pick 4 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $0.50, but $1 is still a more popular wager. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Oregon Pick 4 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 3, 4, 0, and 9. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 1, 2, 6, and 7.
Payouts of Oregon Lottery Pick 4 prizes
Prizes greater than $600 can be redeemed at the operator's HQ and prize centers, while smaller amounts are payable by lottery retailers. Besides, winning tickets can be sent by mail. Unfortunately, Pick Four OR Lottery winnings are subject to taxation: for the US citizens, these are 25% in federal tax from prizes over $5,000 and 8% in state tax from winnings greater than $1,500. 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 Oregon Pick 4 results.