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Idaho Lottery to launch new Pick 4 game Sunday

Jan 9, 2021, 12:58 pm

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Long-awaited draw game joins Idaho Lottery's lineup

By Kate Northrop

BOISE, Idaho — Players asked, and the Idaho Lottery listened. The Lottery announced Friday that it will be launching a new twice daily Pick 4 game this Sun., Jan. 10, in response to years of player interest and tremendous popularity of its in-state Pick 3 draw game.

For Idahoans who find in-state draw games appealing, the new Pick 4 game will give players an additional choice of game to play and another opportunity to participate.

"Our players really appreciate and enjoy Idaho-only Draw Games," Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson said in a press release. "Pick 4 is a daily game, with draws twice a day that our players have been asking us to add to our lineup. We're looking forward to it joining Pick 3 and the prize-winning it will give to our players and the good causes we support — Idaho's public schools and buildings."

Pick 4 is the Lottery's newest daily numbers game since Pick 3 first debuted on June 5, 2000, over two decades ago. For $1 per ticket, players are offered a chance at winning a $5,000 top prize by selecting four numbers between 0 and 9 and matching the drawn numbers in exact order. Other prizes can be won by wagering for the numbers in any order, pairs of numbers, or the sum of the numbers drawn (called "Sum it up!").

Players can either choose their own numbers or opt for a Quick Pick, which will allow the lottery terminal to randomly select four numbers to play.

The Sum it up! feature is one that Pick 3 players may already be familiar with. For an extra $1 for every dollar played, players can opt for an additional way to win, even if their numbers do not match the numbers drawn. If the sum of the player's Pick 4 numbers matches the sum of the four drawn numbers, the ticket is a winner.

Considering that players have long requested a Pick 4 draw game similar to Pick 3, the Lottery expects that the game will pick up in popularity and perform well among its current repertoire of offered games, especially seeing has how their Pick 3 game has had a very consistent following this year, even through COVID-19.

"Especially here in the state of Idaho, people are going to find it as a new surprise to start out the year with a new twice-daily game that's similar to a game they're familiar with already," Lottery spokesperson David Workman told Lottery Post.

Pick 4 drawings will be conducted via computerized drawings (RNGs) twice a day — once at 1:59 pm Mountain Time and the other at 7:59 pm Mountain Time. Tickets can be purchased at licensed Lottery retailers, and prizes must be claimed within 180 days from the draw date. The first drawing will take place this Sun., Jan. 10 at 1:59 pm Mountain Time.

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11 comments. Last comment 14 days ago by Gambler4Life.
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Simpsonville
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Nice and $5K top prize matches other, more populous states.   

The most important part is the lottery listened to their players!

    cottoneyedjoe's avatar - cuonvFT

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    Cool! Here's their payout chart

    ... Sooper dooper top seekrit winning numbers: 5 16 17 24 33 52 ...

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      Cool! Here's their payout chart

      All play slips should look like this.

      Invictus maneo

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        All play slips should look like this.

        I Agree!

         

        Check the State Lottery Report Card
        What grade did your lottery earn?

         

        Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
        Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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          Nice and $5K top prize matches other, more populous states.   

          The most important part is the lottery listened to their players!

          Yes we've been asking for a pick 4 for years.

          "twitter - youtube - steam - tumblr"

          ThatScaryChick

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            Prize Chart

            MatchPrize AmountOdds
            Exact Order
            $50001:10000
            Any Order 4-way
            $12001:2500
            Any Order 6-way
            $8001:1667
            Any Order 12-way
            $4001:833
            Any Order 24-way
            $2001:417
            Exact 4-way
            $31001:10000
            Any 4-way
            $6001:2500
            Exact 6-way
            $29001:10000
            Any 6-way
            $4001:1667
            Exact 12-way
            $27001:10000
            Any 12-way
            $2001:833
            Exact 24-way
            $26001:10000
            Any 24-way
            $1001:417
            Front Pair
            $501:100
            Mid Pair
            $501:100
            Back Pair
            $501:100
              HoLeeKau's avatar - 40827 jpg?1576607320
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              I bought a quick pick for the day draw from a self serve machine, no Sum it Up.

              It came exa/any with the numbers 2-4-2-0

              I don't play pick 3 or 4, so I can't figure out which prizes would apply to this ticket.  I understand that all 4 must match, and that I win more if they are in the correct order and less if they're not.  But what would those 2 prize amounts be?

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                I bought a quick pick for the day draw from a self serve machine, no Sum it Up.

                It came exa/any with the numbers 2-4-2-0

                I don't play pick 3 or 4, so I can't figure out which prizes would apply to this ticket.  I understand that all 4 must match, and that I win more if they are in the correct order and less if they're not.  But what would those 2 prize amounts be?

                It's the 12-way exact/any order. If the drawing results are 2420 you win $2700. If the drawing is the same digits but in a different order you win $200. Any other result and you win $0.

                ... Sooper dooper top seekrit winning numbers: 5 16 17 24 33 52 ...

                  HoLeeKau's avatar - 40827 jpg?1576607320
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                  It's the 12-way exact/any order. If the drawing results are 2420 you win $2700. If the drawing is the same digits but in a different order you win $200. Any other result and you win $0.

                  Thank you.  Looks like I lost, but I'll probably buy another one anytime I have a dollar left in the machine with nothing else to do with it, and I'll refer back to this.

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                    Thank you! I'll definitely be playing up here in the Pacific Northwest.

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                      9009 is one of my fav fifteen Pick 4 numbers.