Pick 4

Pick 4 is an OH Lottery four-digit game that offers players two chances every day to take home up to $5,000 on a $1 wager. Ticket prices start at just $0.50. The draws take place at 12:29pm (Midday) and 7:29pm EST (Evening) Sunday to Friday. Pools close at 12:25pm and 7:25pm so be sure to get your tickets before then to enter the next draw. On Saturdays, there is a 12:29pm afternoon draw and the evening draw is held during the Cash Explosion Game Show, which is broadcast on TV statewide from 7:30-8:00pm. Saturday night pools close at 7:45pm.

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How to Play

Pick a classic Straight bet or try your luck at one of the four types of Box wagers available on Pick 4. Can't decide? Choose Back-Up, which is both a Straight and Box play on a single ticket:

  • Straight: Win if your numbers are drawn by the lottery in exact order; there is only one winning combination. Bet $0.50 or $1.
  • Box: Win if your numbers are drawn by the lottery in any order. Bet $0.50 or $1. There are four types of box plays:
    • 4-Way Boxed: Choose three same and one unique number (e.g. 1, 1, 1, 2) for four ways to win
    • 6-Way Boxed: Choose two pairs of the same number (e.g. 1, 2, 2, 1) for six ways to win
    • 12-Way Boxed: Choose two same and two unique numbes (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 3) for 12 ways to win
    • 24-Way Boxed: Choose four unique numbes (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4) for 24 ways to win
  • Back-Up: A combination of a Straight bet and a Boxed bet on one ticket- the Straight play is "backed up" by the Boxed play. A Straight win is paid both the Straight and Boxed prizes. A Boxed win is paid the Boxed prize. Minimum bet $1.

Prizes and Odds of Winning

The following table shows the Pick 4 prizes and chances of winning on a $1 bet. Payouts are half the amount shown for a $0.50 wager.

This table shows Straight and Box bets; please scroll down for Back-Up.

OH Pick 4 Prizes and Odds
Wager Type Prize Payout (for $1 ticket) Odds of Winning
Straight $5,000 1 in 10,000
4-Way Box $1,198 1 in 2,500
6-Way Box $800 1 in 1,667
12-Way Box $400 1 in 833
24-Way Box $200 1 in 417

Pick 4 Back-Up Bet Straight Winners

OH Pick 4 Straight Back-Up Winners
Wager Total Cost 4-Way Box 6-Way Box 12-Way Box 24-Way Box
$0.50 $1 $3,099 $2,900 $2,700 $2,600
$1 $2 $6,198 $5,800 $5,400 $5,200
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