Pick 4

The New Jersey Pick-4 is a twice-daily game that you can win great cash prizes on. It is easy to play, and with five different ways to play, you can have fun while you win cash prizes. Or you can add the Fireball to your ticket for higher prizes, or the Instant Win for a chance to win $500 on the spot! Play both draws for more chance of a win.

Playing Pick-4

  1. You need to buy your ticket before 12:53 pm for the afternoon draw and 7:53 pm for the evening draw.
  2. Choose your numbers, from 0 - 9. Use your own numbers or choose the Quick Pick option to randomly make a selection of numbers. You can use the same number multiple times.
  3. Choose from one of the five different ways to play with.
  4. Make a wager, between $0.50 - $5.
  5. Choose whether to play either midday, evening or both, for more chance of a win.
  6. Add the Fireball option to enhance your ticket, which doubles the cost of your ticket.
  7. Try adding Instant Match to your ticket, which costs $1 per play, but could win you an instant $500!
  8. Afternoon draws occur at 12:59 pm, while the evening draw takes place at 7:57 pm.

Play Styles

There are five ways to play Pick-4 to win different prizes:

  1. Straight: Match your winning numbers in the exact order
  2. Box: The winning numbers can match in any order
  3. Straight & Box: Match the winning numbers in any order, or in the exact order
  4. Wheel: All possible straight combinations of your chosen numbers
  5. Pairs: Choose two numbers, Instead of selecting three. These 2 numbers must then match either the first pair, the last pair, or the front and back two winning numbers in the exact order

Claiming your Prize

  1. Player’s must be 18 or older to play.
  2. Draws are made for the Pick-3 twice a day: Afternoon at 12:59 pm ET and Evening 7:57 pm ET.
  3. Prizes under $599.50 can be claimed at New Jersey retailers.
  4. Straight/Box: This is just the combination of Straight and Box bets into a single purchase. Here you can win the Straight AND the Box prizes if you match all winning numbers in the exact order. Minimum wager on this bet is $1, or if you add Fireball, it is doubled to $2.

Estimated Odds for NJ Pick-4
Play Style Pick Match Winning combos if you played 1-2-3-4 $1 Bet Prize Odds
Straight Any 4 digits 4 digits in exact order 1234 $2,500 1 in 10,000
Box: 4-Way 3 same numbers (1112) 3 same numbers with 4 possible winning combos 1112 1121 1211 2111 $600 1 in 2,500
Box: 6-Way Any 2 pairs of numbers (1122) 2 pairs of numbers with 6 possible winning combos 1122 1212 1221
2112 2121 2211
$400 1 in 1,667
Box: 12-Way 2 same numbers (1123) 2 same numbers with 12 possible winning combos 1123 1132 1213 1231 1312
1321 2113 2131 2311 3112
3121 3211
$200 1 in 833
Box: 24-Way Any 4 distinct numbers (1234) 4 different numbers with 24 possible winning combos 1234 1243 1324 1342 1423
1432 2134 2143 2314 2341
2413 2431 3124 3142 3214
3241 3412 3421 4123 4132
4213 4231 4312 4321
$100 1 in 417
Wheel: 4-Way 3 same numbers (1112) 3 same numbers with 4 possible winning combos 1112 1121 1211 2111 $2,500 1 in 2,500
Wheel: 6-Way Any 2 pairs of numbers (1122) 2 pairs of numbers with 6 possible winning combos 1122 1212 1221
2112 2121 2211
$2,500 1 in 1,667
Wheel: 12-Way 2 same numbers (1123) 2 same numbers with 12 possible winning combos 1123 1132 1213 1231 1312
1321 2113 2131 2311 3112
3121 3211
$2,500 1 in 833

Wheel: 24-Way

Any 4 distinct numbers (1234) 4 different numbers with 24 possible winning combos 1234 1243 1324 1342 1423
1432 2134 2143 2314 2341
2413 2431 3124 3142 3214
3241 3412 3421 4123 4132
4213 4231 4312 4321
$2,500 1 in 417
Front Pair Any 2 numbers First 2 digits in exact order 1 + 2 $25 1 in 100
Back Pair Any 2 numbers First and last 3+4 $25 1 in 100

Pick-4 Fireball Estimated Odds
Play Style Pick Match Winning combos if you played 1-2-3-4 $1 Bet Prize Odds
Straight Any 4 digits 4 digits in exact order 1234 $687.50 1 in 2,500
Box: 4-Way 3 same numbers (1112) 3 same numbers with 4 possible winning combos 1112 1121 1211 2111 $171.50 1 in625
Box: 6-Way Any 2 pairs of numbers (1122) 2 pairs of numbers with 6 possible winning combos 1122 1212 1221
2112 2121 2211
$114.50 1 in 417
Box: 12-Way 2 same numbers (1123) 2 same numbers with 12 possible winning combos 1123 1132 1213 1231 1312
1321 2113 2131 2311 3112
3121 3211
$57 1 in 208
Box: 24-Way Any 4 distinct numbers (1234) 4 different numbers with 24 possible winning combos 1234 1243 1324 1342 1423
1432 2134 2143 2314 2341
2413 2431 3124 3142 3214
3241 3412 3421 4123 4132
4213 4231 4312 4321
$28.50 1 in 104
Wheel: 4-Way 3 same numbers (1112) 3 same numbers with 4 possible winning combos 1112 1121 1211 2111 $687.50 1 in 625
Wheel: 6-Way Any 2 pairs of numbers (1122) 2 pairs of numbers with 6 possible winning combos 1122 1212 1221
2112 2121 2211
$687.50 1 in 417
Wheel: 12-Way 2 same numbers (1123) 2 same numbers with 12 possible winning combos 1123 1132 1213 1231 1312
1321 2113 2131 2311 3112
3121 3211
$687.50 1 in 208

Wheel: 24-Way

Any 4 distinct numbers (1234) 4 different numbers with 24 possible winning combos 1234 1243 1324 1342 1423
1432 2134 2143 2314 2341
2413 2431 3124 3142 3214
3241 3412 3421 4123 4132
4213 4231 4312 4321
$687.50 1 in 104
Front Pair Any 2 numbers First 2 digits in exact order 1 + 2 $25 1 in 100
Back Pair Any 2 numbers First & last 2 winning numbers 3 + 4 $25 1 in 100