Pick 4 – Ohio Lottery
How to Play the Ohio Pick 4 Lottery
Ohio Pick 4 draws occur twice a day, with a top prize of $5000 per draw. To play, you must pick 4 numbers, each from 0-9. These numbers must match the 4 winning draw numbers in exact order to hit the top prize.
You can bet $0.50 or $1 and choose from 3 different playstyles:
- Straight: You must match all 4 winning numbers in the exact order.
- Boxed: You can match all 4 winning numbers in any order.
- Back-Up Bet: You can match the winning numbers in any order or in exact order. Available only at $1 per ticket, with $0.50 each going to Straight and Boxed wagers.
Ohio Pick 4 Drawing Schedule
Pick 4 draws are held twice a day at 12:29 PM and 7:29 PM Eastern Time, with sales closing at 12:25 PM and 7:25 PM, respectively.
The exception is the Saturday evening draw, which takes place on the Cash Explosion TV show that airs from 7:30 – 8 PM. For the Saturday evening draw, players have until 7:45 PM to buy tickets.
Ohio Pick 4 Payout and Odds of Winning
The amount you can win depends on the playstyle you choose, how much you bet, and the numbers you pick.
|Playstyle||Pick||Match||$0.50 Bet Prize||$1 Bet Prize||Odds|
|Straight||Any 4 digits||4 digits in exact order||$2,500||$5,000||1 in 10,000|
|Boxed: 4-Way||3 of the same number plus 1 different number||4 digits in any order||$599||$1,198||1 in 2,500|
|Boxed: 6-Way||2 different pairs||4 digits in any order||$400||$800||1 in 1,667|
|Boxed: 12-Way||1 pair of numbers plus 2 distinct numbers||4 digits in any order||$200||$400||1 in 833|
|Boxed: 24-Way||Any 4 distinct numbers||4 digits in any order||$100||$200||1 in 417|
|Back-Up Bet: 24-Way||Any 4 distinct numbers||4 digits in any or exact order||$2600||$5200||1 in 10,000|
1 in 416.67
|Back-Up Bet: 12-Way||1 pair of numbers plus 2 distinct numbers||4 digits in any or exact order||$2700||$5400||1 in 10,000|
1 in 833.33
|Straight/Box: 6-Way||2 different pairs||4 digits in any or exact order||$2900||$5800||1 in 10,000|
1 in 1,667
|Straight/Box: 4-Way||3 of the same number plus 1 different number||4 digits in any or exact order||$3099||$6198||1 in 10,000|
1 in 2,500
Ohio Pick 4 Numbers and Results
You can find the latest Ohio Pick 4 results and past winning numbers at: