General information about Maine Lottery Pick 4
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in September, 1985, or 35 years, 3 months and 1 day ago. Day drawings, however, take place only since June 29, 2003. ME Lottery Pick Four is currently available only in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as ME Lottery Pick Four. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Maine State Lottery. In case you want to know more about Maine State Lottery, here is their official website: http://www.mainelottery.com/index.html. Pick 4 Maine results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Maine State Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Hot line: (207) 287-3721
- Email: [email protected]
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Pick 4 Maine results
Pick 4 Maine results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Maine State Lottery in New Hampshire. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 1:10 PM and 6:50 PM ET. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on September 3, 1985, or 35 years, 3 months and 1 day ago.
How it works: picking up Pick 4 Maine numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 4 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose four main Pick 4 Maine numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Pick 4 Maine numbers. Keep in mind that the order of numbers drawn matters especially much.
Maine Lottery Pick 4 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers nine prize categories. ME Lottery Pick Four offers no jackpot to its players. The top prize is $5,000. Luckily, the fact that the 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 Pick 4 Maine numbers. The key thing is to guess them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 10,000
Box: 3 identical numbers
1 : 2,500
Box: 2 pairs of identical numbers
1 : 1,667
Box: 2 identical numbers
1 : 2,500
Box: 4 unique numbers
1 : 417
1 : 100
1 : 100
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 6,5.
Maine Lottery Pick 4 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $0,50, but it is possible to choose higher wagers. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Pick 4 Maine numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 9, 8, 5, 7 (Midday) and 3, 5, 1, 2 (Evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 1, 4, 6, 0 (Midday) and 9, 7, 8, 0 (Evening).
Payouts of Maine Lottery Pick 4 prizes
Amounts above $600 are to be claimed at the operator's HQ or local prize centers. As for prizes up to this amount, they can be claimed at lottery retailers. Apart from this, winning tickets can be sent by mail. Unfortunately, ME 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 one year from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Pick 4 Maine results.