How to play Florida Pick 4
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How to Play Pick 4 - Florida Lottery

Your guide to playing the Florida Lottery's Pick 4 game.

Learn how to play Florida’s Pick 4 lottery game. With twice-daily chances at some serious cash, every day could be your lucky day with Pick 4. The FIREBALL prize multiplier and frequent drawings makes Pick 4 a Florida Lottery favorite. 

Here’s everything you need to know to start playing...

Florida Pick 4 Overview

Pick 4 is a twice-daily lottery game played and won in Florida.

Cost: $0.50 per play

Top Prize: $5,000

Drawings: Twice a day at approximately 1:30 PM and 9:45 PM ET.

Overall odds of winning any prize: 1:25 (with FIREBALL)

How to Play Florida’s Pick 4

Playing the Florida Lottery’s Pick 4 is easier than you think. Pick four (4) numbers between 0-9. Try your lucky ones or use Quick Pick for randomly generated numbers. To win the top prize of $5,000, match 4 of 4 numbers in the order they're drawn. When playing Pick 4, this is considered a Straight.

Pick 4 isn’t like other lottery draw games, such as Powerball or Mega Millions. With Pick 4, it’s important to know there are several ways to win. 

With Box, you can win when your numbers match—but you don't have to pick them in the order they’re drawn. For example, let’s say you play 0-2-6-9. During the draw, the balls come out as 6-2-0-9. Even though they were drawn in a different order, you still win! 

Then there are variations of Box you can play: 

  • Box 4-way means you select three of the same number and one different number. An example would be 1-1-1-3. You win if these numbers are drawn. It doesn’t matter what order they are drawn in.
  • To play Box 6-way, select two pairs of identical numbers. For example, 2-2 and 5-5. You win if these numbers are drawn in any order.
  • Box 12-way requires you to pick one pair of numbers and two different numbers. An example would be 7- 7- 3-1. Again, you win when matching these numbers drawn in any order.
  • Box 24-way lets you select four different numbers (there can be no duplicates), and you win when these numbers are drawn in any order.

The 4-way play costs $2 and goes up from there, so you could spend between $2 and $24 for your 4-way ticket. It just depends on the option you choose to play.

Then there’s the Straight/Box. This is a combination of Straight and Box, where you bet on both options. 

Straight/Box combines with 4-way, 6-way, 12-way and 24-way as described above. You win whether the numbers are drawn in the same order or not. 

Another way to play is with pairs. Choose between Front Pair, Mid Pair and Back Pair. Select only two numbers instead of four and choose either the first two numbers, the middle two numbers or the last two numbers. If your numbers match the order drawn in the game, you win!

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The FIREBALL number is drawn following the Pick Daily Games™ drawings and can be used to replace any number drawn, giving you an extra chance to create more winning combinations. Adding FIREBALL doubles the price of your base play ticket and applies to all four number picks. 

How much do you win on Pick 4 in Florida?

Players who match all four of the winning numbers drawn in the official Pick 4 drawing for the date and time played can win up to $5,000, depending on the play type and the amount played.

Play Types Odds 50¢ Prize $1 Prize
Straight 1∶10,000 $2,500 $5,000
Box (4-Way) 1∶2,500 $599 $1,198
Box (6-Way) 1∶1,666.67 $400 $800
Box (12-Way) 1∶833.33 $200 $400
Box (24-Way) 1∶416.67 $100 $200
Straight/Box 4-Way (Straight)* 1∶10,000 - $3,099
Straight/Box 4-Way (Box) 1∶2,500 - $599
Straight/Box 6-Way (Straight)* 1∶10,000 - $2,900
Straight/Box 6-Way (Box) 1∶1,666.67 - $400
Straight/Box 12-Way (Straight)* 1∶10,000 - $2,700
Straight/Box 12-Way (Box) 1∶833.33 - $200
Straight/Box 24-Way (Straight)* 1∶10,000 - $2,600
Straight/Box 24-Way (Box) 1∶416.67 - $100
Front Pair 1∶100 $25 $50
Mid Pair 1∶100 $25 $50
Back Pair 1∶100 $25 $50
*Combined straight and box payouts
See the full table of prizes and odds on the Florida Lottery website.

How do you claim a Pick 4 prize?

For prizes $599.99 and under, visit any lottery retailer to claim your prize. If you win $600 or more, you can pick up your prize at the Florida Lottery District Office. 

That's Pick 4

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