General information about MD Lottery Pick 4
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in April, 1983, or 35 years, 10 months and 10 days ago. Midday drawings take place since May 1, 1995. Maryland Pick4 is currently available only in Maryland. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Maryland Pick4. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Maryland Lottery. In case you want to know more about Maryland Lottery, here is their official website: http://www.mdlottery.com. Pick 4 MD results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Maryland Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Lottery headquarters phone number: 410-230-8800
- Email: [email protected]
- Headquarters: 1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 330, Baltimore, MD
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Pick 4 MD results
Pick 4 MD results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Maryland Lottery in Baltimore. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 12.28 PM and 7.56 PM Eastern Time. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on April 9, 1983, or 35 years, 10 months and 10 days ago.
How it works: picking up Pick 4 MD numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 4 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose four main Pick 4 MD numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Pick 4 MD numbers. As in other similar lotteries, the main factor is the order of numbers drawn.
MD Lottery Pick 4 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers 13 prize categories. Maryland Pick4 offers no jackpot to its players. The top prize is $5,000 with $1 wager. Luckily, the fact that this amount 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 Pick 4 MD numbers. The key important thing is to match them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 10,000
4 Way Box: 3 identical digits
1 : 2,500
6 Way Box: 2 pairs
1 : 1,666
Straight / Box 4 Way: 3 identical digits
1 : 2,500
Straight / Box - $3,100
Box only - $600
Straight / Box 6 Way: 2 pairs
1 : 1,666
Straight / Box - $2,900
Box only - $400
4 Way Combo: 3 identical digits
1 : 2,500
$1 - $1,250
$2 - $2,500
$4 - $5,000
6 Way Combo: 2 pairs
1 : 1,666
$1,5 - $1,250
$3 - $2,500
$6 - $5,000
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 6,5. Pay attention that the table is not full as it does not include 12 and 24-Way play types.
MD Lottery Pick 4 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $0.50, you can also choose $1 wager. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Pick 4 MD numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 1, 8, 3, 4 (Midday) and 6, 5, 9, 0 (Evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 2, 9, 0, 6 (Midday) and 1, 2, 7, 4 (Evening).
Payouts of MD Lottery Pick 4 prizes
All the amounts over $600 are payable by at the operator's HQ and prize centers, while smaller amounts can also be received at lottery retailer locations. Apart from this, winning tickets can be sent by mail. Unfortunately, Maryland Pick4 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 182 days from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Pick 4 MD results.