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Pick-4

Pick-4 with FIREBALL is the NJ draw game that delivers bigger prizes twice daily! Add the FIREBALL option for even more ways to win.

Drawings are held twice daily. The Midday drawing is held at approximately 12:59 PM EST. The Evening drawing is at approximately 7:57 PM EST. Buy your tickets before 12:53 PM for Midday and 7:53 PM for Evening to be entered into that draw. If you’re late, you’ll be entered into the following draw.

How to Play

Choose four numbers from 0 to 9, or select Quick Pick and your numbers will be randomly generated.

Select a bet type. There are five ways to play Pick-4 with FIREBALL. The cost to play starts at just 50 cents and you can wager up to $5.

Choose the drawing you want to play: Midday, Evening, or both.

Did you know you can play your chosen numbers for more than one drawing? Just select Multi Draw to play your lucky numbers for up to seven draws.

FIREBALL

The FIREBALL option replaces one of the winning Pick-4 numbers drawn with the FIREBALL number for more ways to win. If your numbers match the new FIREBALL winning combos, you win a prize! FIREBALL doubles the cost of your wagers.

Instant Match

Instant Match gives you the chance to win up to $500 instantly! Instant Match is optional and costs an extra $1 per play.

Bet Types

There are five ways to play Pick-4:

  • Straight: Win by matching the winning numbers drawn in the EXACT ORDER.
  • Box: Win by matching the numbers drawn in ANY ORDER. Box can be played as:

4-Way Box: Choose a four-digit number with three of the same digits, e.g. 1112.

6-Way Box: Chose a four-digit number with two pairs of digits the same, e.g. 1122.

12-Way Box: Choose a four-digit number with two digits the same, e.g. 1123.

24-Way Box: Choose a four-digit number with four unique digits, e.g. 1234.

Straight/Box: This is simply the Straight and Box types combined in one purchase. You win the Straight AND Box prizes by matching the winning numbers drawn in EXACT ORDER. Win the Box prize if you match the winning numbers in ANY ORDER.

Because this combines two bet types in one, the minimum play costs $1 based on a 50 cent base wager (50 cents for Straight and 50 cents for Box). If you add FIREBALL, the minimum bet increases to $2.
Wheel: An easy way to play all possible Straight combos of your four numbers. You win if you match the numbers drawn in ANY ORDER. This is a combination play type, so the base wager amount is multipled by the number of potential combinations.

Wheel can be played as:

4-Way Wheel: Pick a four-digit number with three of the digits the same, e.g. 1112.

6-Way Wheel: Choose a four-digit number with two identical pairs of digits, e.g. 1122.

12-Way Wheel: Select a four-digit number with two digits the same, e.g. 1123.

24-Way Wheel: Choose a four-digit number with four unique digits, e.g. 1234.

  • Pair Bets: Select two numbers. You win by matching the first two (Front Pair), OR the last two (Back Pair) winning numbers drawn.
  • Pick-4 Prizes and Odds of Winning

    Here’s a breakdown of the prizes and odds of winning for each prize tier:

    Pick-4 Prizes and Odds of Winning
    Bet Type If You Bet. You Win If You Match. Prize* Odds of Winning
    Straight 1234 1234 $2,500 1 in 10,000
    4-Way Box 1112 1112, 1121, 1211, 2111 $600 1 in 2,500
    6-Way Box 1122 1122, 1212, 1221, 2211, 2121, 2112 $400 1 in 1,667
    12-Way Box 1123 1123, 1132, 1213, 1231, 1321, 1312, 2311, 2113, 2131, 3211, 3112, 3121 $200 1 in 833
    24-Way Box 1234 1234, 1324, 1423, 1243, 1342, 1432, 2134, 2314, 2413, 2143, 2341, 2431, 3124, 3214, 3412, 3142, 3241, 3421, 4123, 4213, 4312, 4132, 4231, 4321 $100 1 in 417
    4-Way Wheel 1112 1112, 1121, 1211, 2111 $2,500 1 in 2,500
    6-Way Wheel 1122 1122, 1212, 1221, 2211, 2121, 2112 $2,500 1 in 1,667
    12-Way Wheel 1123 1123, 1132, 1213, 1231, 1321, 1312, 2311, 2113, 2131, 3211, 3112, 3121 $2,500 1 in 833
    24-Way Wheel 1234 1234, 1324, 1423, 1243, 1342, 1432, 2134, 2314, 2413, 2143, 2341, 2431, 3124, 3214, 3412, 3142, 3241, 3421, 4123, 4213, 4312, 4132, 4231, 4321 $2,500 1 in 417
    Front Pair 12XX Any 4-digit number starting with 12 $25 1 in 100
    Back Pair XX23 Any 4-digit number ending in 34 $25 1 in 100
    *50 percent of the total amount of all bets for each game will go into the game’s prize pool & be shared by the winners as per a pari-mutuel formula. Prize calculations are based on a projected 50 percent payout of a 50 cent play.

    FIREBALL Prizes and Odds of Winning

    Here’s how the FIREBALL option delivers more ways to win:

    All the latest NJ Pick-4 with Fireball information is right here, including drawing schedule, how to play, prizes and odds for this exciting twice daily New Jersey jackpot draw game.

    New Jersey Lottery Results and News

    Pick 6 Lotto Jackpot for Thursday, 11/26/2020: $5.2 Million

    How to Play

    Pick 4 is a daily Lottery game in which you pick any 4-digit number from 0000 to 9999. You can play Pick 4 straight, boxed, or in a variety of other bets explained on the Pick 4 Bet Chart.

    You can select your own 4 numbers, or if you would rather have the computer select random numbers for you, just select a “Quick Pick”.

    Subscriptions

    Subscriptions are a great option if you want to automatically play in each drawing. Once you sign up, we’ll take care of the rest. Before each drawing, we’ll send you an e-mail with confirmation that you’re participating in the drawing, and we’ll automatically notify you if you’ve won a prize.

    Pick 4 Bet Chart

    How to Bet Odds If You Bet How To Win What You Win
    StraightAny 4-digit number from 0000 to 9999. Match in exact order. 1: 10,000 1234 1234 $2,788.00
    (Full prize share)
    24-Way Combination (Box)Any 4-digit number with all different digits. Match in any order. 1: 417 1234 1234, 1324, 1423, 1243, 1342, 1432, 2134, 2314, 2413, 2143, 2341, 2431, 3124, 3214, 3412, 3142, 3241, 3421, 4123, 4213, 4312, 4132, 4231, 4321 $116.00
    (1/24 of Straight prize bet)
    12-Way Combination (Box)Any 4-digit number with 2 digits the same. Match in any order. 1: 833 1123 1123, 1132, 1213, 1231, 1321, 1312, 2311, 2113, 2131, 3211, 3112, 3121 $232.00
    (1/12 of Straight prize bet)
    6-Way Combination (Box)Any 4-digit number with 2 sets of digits the same. Match in any order. 1: 1,667 1122 1122, 1212, 1221, 2211, 2121, 2112 $464.50
    (1/6 of Straight prize bet)
    4-Way Combination (Box)Any 4-digit number with 3 digits the same. Match in any order. 1: 2,500 1112 1112, 1121, 1211, 2111 $697.00
    (1/4 of Straight prize bet)

    • You can also play “Straight” and “Box” on the same ticket.
    • You cannot place a box bet when all 4-digits are the same. For example, 0000 cannot be boxed.
    • Fifty percent of the total amount of all bets for each game will be placed in the game’s prize pool to be shared by the winners in accordance with a pari-mutuel formula.
    • “What you win” calculations based on average payout of a regular payout bet and total prize pool. In addition, you can specify that you wish to play for 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 times the payout, for that same amount of times the ticket price. For example, you can get 4 times the payout by paying 4 times the cost of a ticket.

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