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How Do You Play Your Pick 4 Numbers And Why?

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Which do you prefer?

Straight Only [ 4 ]  [12.90%]
Box Only [ 6 ]  [19.35%]
Str8/Box [ 19 ]  [61.29%]
Combo [ 2 ]  [6.45%]
Front Pair [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Mid Pair [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Back Pair [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
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Posted: March 19, 2013, 3:38 am - IP Logged

Every player is different and have different reason why they play a certain way. I would like to play $1 straight only to win $5000. But most of the numbers I catch come out boxed. So I try to stick with the $1 Str8/Box play most of the time. If I am playing a number I really like I will play it $1 Str8 and $1 boxed.

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    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: March 19, 2013, 10:37 am - IP Logged

    "I try to stick with the $1 Str8/Box play most of the time. If I am playing a number I really like I will play it $1 Str8 and $1 boxed."

    You took the words right out of my mouth, Win.

    That's exactly how I play it.

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      Posted: March 19, 2013, 10:40 am - IP Logged

      I rarely play pick 4, when I do it's boxed

       HyperBe Happy.

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        Posted: March 19, 2013, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

        Straight   &  Straight/Box Combo

          clutch31's avatar - Yavill
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          Posted: March 19, 2013, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

          Straight   &  Straight/Box Combo

          better chance !!!!

          do something that helps you reclaim your smile. you deserve it!!!

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            Posted: March 19, 2013, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

            I usually play doubles $3 straight and $3 box on six separate tickets.  Learned the tax lesson the hard way when I won on a straight/box ticket and had to pay taxes on the box win.

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              Posted: March 20, 2013, 11:51 am - IP Logged

              In Ontario,There's No Combination Play.Either Straight Or Boxed.

              For Singles I Play Boxed;When Doubles Are Due I Play Both Boxed And Straight.

                                     

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                Posted: March 20, 2013, 11:59 am - IP Logged

                Pick 4...I play straight tickets at .50 however many times I want them and boxed tickets at $1 or .50
                .50 straight wins $2,500 and can be collected at the time of turn in and claim form submission.

                010 122 963 824 684 584 0000 6837 4061 1207 2319 4901 1009 1347 1537

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                  Posted: March 20, 2013, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

                  I play $2 - $5 straight. I like going for a big hit.

                  If I'm playing a triple in the number then I might play $1 boxed. But it's rare.

                  CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                  A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                    Posted: March 22, 2013, 5:35 am - IP Logged

                    Do anyone remember the unbelieveable story from 2009 when William Harvey played the same number str8 for $700 and won $3.5 million. The number was his mother birthday (2912) who he dreamed about. Who needs to win the lottery win you can kill'em on the pick 4.

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                      Posted: March 23, 2013, 12:48 am - IP Logged

                      If I am playing a number I really like I will play it $5 st and $1 boxed."

                      on rare occasions 20.00 st and 1.00 box

                      some numbers i play 50/50

                      some numbers 1.00 st 50 box

                      Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                                     I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.
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                        Posted: March 24, 2013, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

                        Do anyone remember the unbelieveable story from 2009 when William Harvey played the same number str8 for $700 and won $3.5 million. The number was his mother birthday (2912) who he dreamed about. Who needs to win the lottery win you can kill'em on the pick 4.

                        I remember this ... I was trying to find (search) it here on LP but didn't remember the man's name and couldn't find it.  Now that was beyond a sweet hit!!!

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                          Posted: March 28, 2013, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

                          I remember this ... I was trying to find (search) it here on LP but didn't remember the man's name and couldn't find it.  Now that was beyond a sweet hit!!!

                          sounds a little fishy to me. New York Lottery web site shows only 150 exact order winners for 2912 midday draw 11-22-2009.  But he allegedly had 700 tickets for 2912 exact order ?

                          November 22, 2009 WIN 4 Midday Payouts - 2018 Winners Share $4,235,539.00 in Prizes

                          Winning NumberPlay TypeNo.of Winners
                          2912Straight Play150
                          Box Play1784
                          Front Pair6
                          Back Pair4
                          Straight / Box
                          a. Exact Hit2
                          b. Box Hit46
                          Combination5
                          14Lucky Sum21
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                            Posted: March 29, 2013, 6:36 am - IP Logged

                            sounds a little fishy to me. New York Lottery web site shows only 150 exact order winners for 2912 midday draw 11-22-2009.  But he allegedly had 700 tickets for 2912 exact order ?

                            November 22, 2009 WIN 4 Midday Payouts - 2018 Winners Share $4,235,539.00 in Prizes

                            Winning NumberPlay TypeNo.of Winners
                            2912Straight Play150
                            Box Play1784
                            Front Pair6
                            Back Pair4
                            Straight / Box
                            a. Exact Hit2
                            b. Box Hit46
                            Combination5
                            14Lucky Sum21

                            When you google the story. The winner is holding a check for $3.5 million from the New York Lottery. In Florida the cap is $5 million for payouts.

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                              Posted: March 29, 2013, 10:54 am - IP Logged

                              When you google the story. The winner is holding a check for $3.5 million from the New York Lottery. In Florida the cap is $5 million for payouts.

                              I saw that too but can't seem to find anything about that story on the actual New York Lottery website.

                              Maybe the official payout records they have posted are wrong? It does seem to be an unusually high total payout for a double number.

                              New York 2912 midday 11-22-09 shows a total of 2018 winners, 150 exact order, total payout $4,235,539.00

                              Mr. Harvey probably did take the lion's share but can't figure the math since 150 exact order tickets amounts to only $750,000.00 (?)