Pick 4

This North Carolina game pays out great cash prizes of up to $5,000 on a $1.00 wager. With two draws every day of the week and multiple play types, fans have plenty of chances to take home a win. The Midday draw is held at 3:00 PM ET, and ticket sales pause just before at 2:45 PM. The Evening draw takes place at 11:22 PM ET, and sales close at 10:59 PM.


How to Play

Simply choose four digits from 0 to 9, or mark Quick Pick to receive random numbers from the lottery terminal. Play up to five times per playslip; each panel is one entry.

To play Front Pair, choose numbers from the first two columns only. For Back Pair, choose numbers from the last two columns.

Pick a play type - this determines how your numbers can make a winning match with the numbers drawn. Play types also have varying payouts and odds - please read on for details.

Select your wager: $0.50 or $1.00 (50/50 plays cost $1.00; Combo plays cost from $1.50 to $6.00).

You can play the Midday or Evening draw, or both. By default, you'll be entered into the next available draw. If you select Both, you'll get one ticket for each draw.

Use Multidraw to play up to seven day or evening draws in a row. Advance Play is the easiest way to play specific future draw days (other than the current draw chosen) with the same numbers.

Play Types

These are the Pick 4 play types you can choose from. Prizes and odds vary depending on which play style you select.

  • Exact: Your numbers must match the winning numbers in the exact order they're drawn.
  • Any Order: Your numbers must match the winning numbers in any order.
  • 50/50 (Exact + Any): The Exact and Any Order plays together on one ticket. The cost to play is $1.00. Win the Any Order prize if your numbers match in any order, or win the Exact and Any prize if your numbers match in exact order.
  • Combo: Every possible Exact play of your numbers on one ticket. The Combo play cost depends on the amount played and which numbers you choose.
  • Pairs (Front or Back): For Front Pair, choose a number in each of the first two columns and match the first two winning numbers in exact order. For Back Pair, choose a number in each of the last two columns and match the last two winning numbers in exact order.
  • 1-OFF: Win if one or more of your digits are one up or one down from the winning numbers.

The numbers you pick determine how many ways you could win:

  • 4-Way: Choose 3 same and one different numbers (like 1112) for four ways to win.
  • 6-Way: Choose two pairs of the same numbers (like 1122) for six ways to win.
  • 12-Way: Choose two same and two different numbers (like 1123) for 12 ways to win.
  • 24-Way: Choose four different numbers (like 1234) for 24 ways to win.

Sum It Up

Sum It Up is a Pick 4 add-on with a top prize of $5,000 to be hit in every draw. Take home the jackpot if your numbers add up to the sum of the winning numbers. Sum It Up costs $0.50 or $1.00 more per play, depending on your Pick 4 wager, and can be played in both day and evening draws. Simply mark Sum It Up on each panel of the Pick 4 playslip where you want to add it.

Here's an example of how you could win a Sum It Up Prize. If your Pick 4 digits are 1-2-3-4, their sum is 10. If the numbers 5-3-1-1 are drawn, you win a payout because they also add up to 10. You can win Sum It Up even if you don't match any Pick 4 numbers, or hit a Sum It Up prize in addition to a Pick 4 prize.

The Sum It Up prizes and odds depend on whether you wager $0.50 or $1.00, and your sum's chances of winning.

The top $5,000 Sum It Up prize is only available on $1.00 Pick 4 plays of 0-0-0-0 or 9-9-9-9, where Sum It Up is added for an extra $1.00, and your numbers have the same sum as the winning numbers.

Pick 4 Prizes and Odds of Winning

In the following table, you can view the play type details, prize values for a $0.50 and $1.00 bet, and odds of taking home a payout.

NC Pick 4 Prizes and Odds
Play Type Prizes ($0.50 Play) Prizes ($1 Play) Odds
EXACT ORDER Match in order drawn $2,500 $5,000 1 in 10,000
ANY Match in any order
Any (4-Way) $600 $1,200 1 in 2,500
Any (6-Way) $400 $800 1 in 1,666.7
Any (12-Way) $200 $400 1 in 833.3
Any (24-Way) $100 $200 1 in 416.7
50/50 Exact/Any Order. Cost: $1
50/50 - 4-Way (Exact Match) N/A $3,100 1 in 10,000
50/50 - 4-Way (Any Match) $600 1 in 2,500
50/50 - 6-Way (Exact Match) N/A $2,900 1 in 10,000
50/50 - 6-Way (Any Match) $400 1 in 1,666.7
50/50 - 12-Way (Exact Match) N/A $2,700 1 in 10,000
50/50 - 12-Way (Any Match) $200 1 in 833.3
50/50 - 24-Way (Exact Match) N/A $2,600 1 in 10,000
50/50 - 24-Way (Any Match) $100 1 in 416.7
COMBO All Exact Order combinations
Combo - 4-Way $2,500
($2 Play)
$5,000
($4 Play)
1 in 2,500
Combo - 6-Way $2,500
($3 Play)
$5,000
($6 Play)
1 in 1,666.7
Combo - 12-Way $2,500
($6 Play)
$5,000
($12 Play)
1 in 833.3
Combo - 24-Way $2,500
($12 Play)
$5,000
($24 Play)
1 in 416.7
FRONT PAIR Match first 2 numbers in Exact Order $25 $50 1 in 100
BACK PAIR Match last 2 numbers in Exact Order $25 $50 1 in 100
1-OFF Be one up or down in Exact Order
1-OFF - 1-Digit $150 $300 1 in 1,250
1-OFF - 2-Digits $20 $40 1 in 416.67
1-OFF - 3-Digits $13 $26 1 in 312.50
1-OFF - 4-Digits $26 $52 1 in 625

Sum It Up Prizes and Odds of Winning

In this table you'll find a breakdown of the prizes you can win with the Sum It Up option and the chances of taking them home. Prize values vary depending on your wager.

NC Sum It Up Prizes and Odds
Sum (4 Digits) Prizes ($0.50 Play) Prizes ($1 Play) Odds
$0.50 Play $1 Play
0 $2,500 $5,000 1 in 10,000
1 $625 $1,250 1 in 2,500
2 $250 $500 1 in 1,000
3 $125 $250 1 in 500
4 $71 $142 1 in 286
5 $45 $90 1 in 179
6 $30 $60 1 in 119
7 $21 $42 1 in 83
8 $15 $30 1 in 61
9 $11 $22 1 in 45
10 $9 $18 1 in 35
11 $7 $14 1 in 29
12 $6 $12 1 in 24
13 $5 $10 1 in 21
14 $5 $10 1 in 19
15 $4 $8 1 in 17
16 $4 $8 1 in 16
17 $4 $8 1 in 15
18 $4 $8 1 in 15
19 $4 $8 1 in 15
20 $4 $8 1 in 16
21 $4 $8 1 in 17
22 $5 $10 1 in 19
23 $5 $10 1 in 21
24 $6 $12 1 in 24
25 $7 $14 1 in 29
26 $9 $18 1 in 35
27 $11 $22 1 in 45
28 $15 $30 1 in 61
29 $21 $42 1 in 83
30 $30 $60 1 in 119
31 $45 $90 1 in 179
32 $71 $142 1 in 286
33 $125 $250 1 in 500
34 $250 $500 1 in 1,000
35 $625 $1,250 1 in 2,500
36 $2,500 $5,000 1 in 10,000
Odds of winning a Sum It Up prize depend on numbers played and vary from 1 in 15 to 1 in 10,000.
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