How to Play Pick 4
Pick 4 is a four-digit game from the South Carolina Education Lottery. Pick 4 drawings are held every evening at 6:59 and aired live on local television stations. Midday drawings are not televised and are held Monday through Saturday afternoons at 12:59. No midday drawings are held on Sundays or on Christmas Day. Players have the option of choosing to play a straight ticket to match numbers in the exact order drawn or to play a box ticket to match numbers drawn in any order. There is a straight/box choice to cover both possibilities. Players have the option of purchasing a combo ticket equal to 4, 6, 12, or 24 straight plays. Each play costs 50¢ or $1.
1 Pick your numbers
Select a four-digit number from 0000 to 9999 on the play slip. Use one panel (PLAY A - PLAY E) for each desired play.
2 Quick Pick
If you prefer having any or all of your numbers selected at random by the terminal, mark the “QUICK PICK” box for each play. All plays and play options selected on the play slip will be valid for the specified draw only.
3 Play Amount
Select the play amount of either 50¢ or $1. Combo tickets range in price: a 4-way combo is $2 or $4; 6-way combo is $3 or $6; 12-way combo is $6 or $12; and 24-way combo is $12 or $24.
4 Play Type
Choose a "TYPE" from the list of four Play Types.
STR = Straight Play: Match winning numbers in exact order drawn.
BOX = Box Play: Match winning numbers drawn in any order.
STR/BX = Straight/Box: Combines a 50¢ Straight AND a 50¢ Box for a 4-digit number on a single play. The Straight/Box play type may only be played for $1 per play.
COMBO = Combination: Equal to 4, 6, 12, or 24 Straight plays for 50¢ or $1. Win $2,500 or $5,000 if you match winning numbers drawn in any order in a single play.
5 Draw Time
Mark the "DAY" (12:59 p.m.), "EVE" (6:59 p.m.), or "BOTH" box to select the drawing(s) you want to play. If no box is selected, then the ticket will be valid for the NEXT drawing that occurs.
Play up to 14 draws for "DAY" or "EVE" or 28 draws for "BOTH" by marking the appropriate box under “Number of Multi-Draws.” NOTE: Multi draw selections will be consecutive from the draw date selected. There are NO midday drawings on Sundays or on Christmas Day.
7 Advanced Play(s)
Indicates a draw day other than the present day (not today).
8 Sign the Back of the Ticket
Upon purchase, SIGN the ticket back and SECURE your ticket. Check your selections to make sure they are correct. Player is solely responsible for verifying all selections on the ticket. If there is an error, have the retailer CANCEL the ticket and print another. REFUSE to pay for a ticket that is not printed clearly or is not exactly as you want. There are rules as to how long a player has to cancel a ticket. In some cases the player may not be able to have a ticket canceled.
DO NOT ERASE. If you make an error, mark the "VOID" box beside the selected play. You must be 18 years of age to play.
Prior to each drawing, Pick 4 sales will be temporarily suspended to allow for the drawing. Pick 4 sales are suspended at 12:45 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and at 6:45 p.m. every night. After making a Pick 4 purchase, a player has up to 20 minutes to cancel the sale; however, a retailer may NOT cancel a ticket sold for a given draw after sales have been suspended for that drawing.
A player MUST be at least 18 years of age to purchase a ticket.
For more information on odds, drawings, winning numbers and remaining or unclaimed prizes, ask your lottery retailer, visit our website at www.sceducationlottery.com or call toll free 1-866-736-9819 during regular business hours. (Except State Holidays)
Tickets, transactions, and winners are subject to SCEL rules and state law. SCEL shall not be responsible for lost, stolen, or mutilated tickets. For current or past winning numbers call, (803) 734-IWON (4966) or check under the specific game on our website.
Gambling may be addictive. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call toll-free 1-877-452-5155 or visit the PlayResponsiblySC.com website. Have Fun. Play Smart. Play Responsibly.
Winning Numbers for the Most Recent Drawings
Pick 4 Odds By Prize Level
|Ways to Play||Odds||Cost of Ticket||Prizes|
|Straight||1 in 10,000||$0.50 / $1.00||$2,500 / $5,000|
|4-Way Box||1 in 2,500||$0.50 / $1.00||$600 / $1,200|
|6-Way Box||1 in 1,667||$0.50 / $1.00||$400 / $800|
|12-Way Box||1 in 833||$0.50 / $1.00||$200 / $400|
|24-Way Box||1 in 417||$0.50 / $1.00||$100 / $200|
|Straight/Box 4-Way||1 in 2,500||$1.00||exact order $3,100, if match box 4-way only in any order, win $600|
|Straight/Box 6-Way||1 in 1,667||$1.00||exact order $2,900, if match box 4-way only in any order, win $400|
|Straight/Box 12-Way||1 in 833||$1.00||exact order $2,700, if match box 4-way only in any order, win $200|
|Straight/Box 24-Way||1 in 417||$1.00||exact order $2,600, if match box 4-way only in any order, win $100|
|4-Way Combo Play||1 in 2,500||$2.00 / $4.00||$2,500 / $5,000|
|6-Way Combo Play||1 in 1,667||$3.00 / $6.00||$2,500 / $5,000|
|12-Way Combo Play||1 in 833||$6.00 / $12.00||$2,500 / $5,000|
|24-Way Combo Play||1 in 417||$12.00 / $24.00||$2,500 / $5,000|