General information about Pick 4 Lottery
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in November, 1998, or 20 years, 6 months and 24 days ago. Midday drawings take place since July 26, 2004. Missouri Lottery Pick4 is currently available only in Missouri. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Missouri Lottery Pick4. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by MO Lottery. In case you want to know more about MO Lottery, here is their official website: http://www.molottery.com. Pick 4 MO results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, MO Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Phone number: (800) 201-0108
- Headquarters address: 1823 Southridge Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109-1603
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Pick 4 MO results
Pick 4 MO results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of MO Lottery in Jefferson City. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 12:45 PM and 8:59 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 November 2, 1998, or 20 years, 6 months and 24 days ago.
How it works: picking up Pick 4 MO numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 4 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose four main Pick 4 MO numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Pick 4 MO numbers. Remember that the order of numbers drawn matters especially much.
Pick 4 Lottery winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers eight prize categories. Missouri Lottery Pick4 offers no jackpot to its players. The top prize is $6,000. 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 Pick 4 MO numbers. The basic thing is to guess them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
Prize ($1 wager)
1 : 10,000
1 : 2,500
1 : 1,667
Straight / Box, 4-Way
1 : 10,000 or 1 : 2,500
$3,750 or $750
Straight / Box, 6-Way
1 : 10,000 or 1 : 1,667
$3,500 or $500
Front / Back / Middle Pair
1 : 100
Front 3 / Back 3
1 : 100
Chances depend on numbers selected
1-Off, Straight Match
1 : 10,000
1-Off One Digit
1 : 1,250
1-Off Two Digits
1 : 416.67
1-Off Three Digits
1 : 312.5
1-Off Four Digits
1 : 625
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 5,6. Pay attention that the table is not full as it does not include 12 and 24-Way play types.
Pick 4 Lottery prices
The minimum cost of playing is $1. An important thing to mention is that players have an opportunity to increase their winning odds using the lottery’s multiplier feature, namely EZMatch numbers. The idea is that if some of your main numbers match the EZMatch number, you win a prize. No add-on games are provided, however.
Hot and cold Pick 4 MO numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 6, 7, 4, 9 (Midday) and 6, 9, 3, 5 (Evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 3, 1, 0, 8 (Midday) and 4, 1, 2, 0 (Evening).
Payouts of Pick 4 Lottery prizes
Prizes greater than $600 can be received at lottery offices. Apart from the winning ticket, you will have to submit the claim form. Smaller amounts are payable by lottery retailers. Besides, winning tickets can be sent by mail. Unfortunately, Missouri Lottery Pick4 winnings are subject to taxation: 25% in federal tax from prizes over $5,000 and 4% in state tax from amount greater than $600. 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 Pick 4 MO results.