How To Win Pick 4 (Daily 4, Cash 4, Play 4) Winning Numbers
How do you win the Pick 4 (Daily 4, Cash 4, Play 4) lottery jackpot? It sounds easy: you choose 4 digits, play them for one dollar on a Straight Ticket, and match the exact order of the drawn number of your State Lottery’s drawing. The secret on how to win Pick 4 (Daily 4, Cash 4, Play 4) is to play with a plan or strategy.
Most 4 number lottery tickets can be purchased for a dollar. You pick four digits from zero to nine to make up a number from 0000 to 9999. These numbers are the beginning and the end of 10,000 different possible numbers that can make you a winner. Each of these ten thousand numbers are called Straight Numbers.
Some State’s Lottery prize structure is based on a ‘pari-mutuel’ system. In this case, the Jackpot payout is based on the amount of money invested or wagered into a drawing. The winners divide all the monies bet from the betting pool’s total income. California Daily 4 Lottery has for example such a system.
For example, when the 8888 was drawn as the Winning Daily 4 Number on February 5, 2009, the 117 players each with the winning Straight Ticket (the only way one can play this number because there is only one form) received only $416. In the non pari-mutuel systems the winners would be guaranteed the full jackpot of $5,000.
If you want to learn more about how to win the daily 4 digits lotteries and get a $5,000 return on your $1 investment or are a newbie to the game, simply go to your local lottery retailer in your neighborhood and pick up a pamphlet or brochure on how to play. Or you can go online and type in your State lottery and they will provide you with all the information you need to know.
Within the information available, you will discover that you can play your four chosen digits straight or boxed. The Straight Ticket investment plays the number as the exact order given to the retailer. The Box Ticket investment allows the player to collect on any order of the four digits played.
For each $1 Box Ticket with the number 1234 the player receives $200 for any of 24 possible orders that this number represents. When the four digits are all different this type of number is known as a “single”. When two digits are the same, as in 1123, it is known as a “double”. And the payoff also doubles to $400 for every one dollar wagered based on the fact that there are only twelve possible winning forms.
These two forms represent over 90% percent of all possible winning numbers. The remaining possible Pick 4 (Daily 4, Cash 4, Play 4) numbers fall in the following categories of ‘double-doubles’ when the four digits are made up of two pairs of matching numbers such as 1122, ‘triples’ when three of the four digits match each other such as 1112, and lastly, the ‘quads’ when all four digits match each other such as 1111, and can only be played on a straight ticket.
The double-double payoff on a Box Ticket for $1 is $800. The triple pays $1200 for the same $1 Box ticket investment. Some State lotteries mark the payoff at $1198.
This is to the player’s benefit when playing double-doubles and triples. This saves both time and money. Otherwise a winning Box Ticket has to be cashed at the regional State Lottery office, and they usually deduct the State Taxes from your winnings prior to presenting you your check.
Other States, like Indiana’s Hoosier Lottery, keep the minimum play at one dollar, but gives the player the opportunity to play on a combination Straight/Box Ticket for half the payout for each portion.
The secret on how to win a 4 digit lottery game is to play with a plan or strategy. There are systems and strategies available to help the player figure out how to choose numbers. On the internet look for systems that have proven winning strategies, all are not the same. Look for systems or strategies that provide many clear understandable examples.
Lastly, the Pick 4 (Daily 4, Cash 4, Play 4) Lottery is one of the best opportunities with its low odds and high returns of one’s investment to add some needed money to one’s financial situation during these difficult economic times. There is no other place in the world to get these kinds of returns for such small investments in a short amount of time.