53ER16-37. PICK 4™  


Effective on Monday, August 01, 2016
  • 1(1) How to Play 5PICK 47™.

    8(a) 9PICK 4 11is a 13draw lottery game (also known as an online lottery game) 23in which a player select28s 29any 30four31-32digit number from 0000 through 9999 inclusive. The digits may be the same, 45different 46or combination thereof; 49for example, 1111, 521213, 53and 541234 55are all valid selections. 59A player 61select62s 63only two digits in a Front Pair, Mid Pair 72or 73Back Pair play as further described in subparagraphs (1)(g)5., 6., and 7., below.

    86(b) Players may choose play amounts of $.50 or $1.00 per play, per drawing.

    100(c) Players may make their 105PICK 4 107ticket selections by marking a play slip or by telling the retailer their desired selections.

    1221. There are five panels on a play slip. Players electing to use a play slip to make their 141PICK 4 143ticket selections must mark 147one 148number 149in each 151column or 153mark the Quick Pick 157(158QP159) 160box located at the bottom of each panel for the terminal to randomly select one or more of the numbers for each panel played. 184The player may also mark the play type, draw time and play amount; however, if the play type, play amount, or draw time is not marked by the player, the terminal will default to a $1.00 straight play for the next available draw. 227A “Void” box is also located at the bottom of each panel and should be marked by the player if an error was made in his or her selections in a panel. Players may mark the $5 “Quick Picks” box to receive five $1.00 tickets each with one set of four randomly selected numbers (straight play) for the next 286PICK 4 288drawing, or may mark the $10 “Quick Picks” box to receive ten $1.00 tick302ets, each with one set of four 309randomly selected numbers (straight play) for the next available 318PICK 4 320drawing. Players may mark Quick Picks in addition to panel plays. 331Players must use only blue or black ink or pencil for making selections. Play slips must be processed by a retailer in order to obtain a ticket.

    3582. Players electing to make their 364PICK 4 366ticket selections by telling the retailer 372must 373specify the play type, draw time, play amount, and their desired number selections (or tell the retailer they desire to use the quick pick feature for the terminal to randomly select one or more of the numbers).

    410(d) A player who selects the combo play type and who elects to use the quick pick feature will not be able to select the total cost of the ticket. The total cost will be determined by whether the quick pick numbers selected by the terminal comprise a 4-way combo, 6-way combo, 12-way combo, or 24-way combo play type as described below.

    472(e) A player who selects the box play type or the straight/box play type and who elects to use the quick pick feature will not be able to select the type of box play. The type of box play will be determined by whether the quick pick numbers selected by the terminal comprise a 4-way box, 6-way box, 12-way box, or 24-way box combination as described in paragraph (1)(g), 541below.

    542(f) Players may play future consecutive midday, evening, or both drawings within a fourteen556-557day period or non-consecutive drawings within a seven-day period by using the “advance play” feature. To use the advance play feature, players may either mark the play slip or tell the retailer the advance play selections and draw times they desire. For purposes of this paragraph (1)(f), both a fourteen-day and a seven-day period begin on the date of the next available 619PICK 4 621drawing for the draw time selected and continue through the next thirteen/six consecutive days for the draw time selected. The advance play options are described more fully in subparagraphs 1651. 652and 6532654., 655below.

    6561. Advance Play by Play Slip. Advance play selections made on a play slip are for consecutive drawings for the draw time(s) selected only. Players shall mark the 684desired number 686of consecutive drawings in the “Days” section and the desired draw time(s) in the “Draw Time” section of the play slip. The number of consecutive drawings marked will include the next available drawing for the draw time(s) selected and will apply to each panel (A-E) played. Advance play does not apply to 738selections in the 741Quick Picks 743box744.

    745a. If the midday (MID) box is selected, the ticket will be entered into the next available midday draw and consecutive midday draws through the selected number of days.

    774b. If the evening (EVE) box is selected, the ticket will be entered into the next available evening draw and consecutive evening draws through the selected number of days.

    803c. If the both (BOTH) box is selected, the ticket will be entered into the next available draw and consecutive midday and evening draws through the selected number of days.

    8332. Advance Play by Telling the Retailer. Players shall specify to the retailer their desired selections in one (1) of the following advance play parameters:

    858a. Any single day for the d865raw time(s) selected in a seven871-day period873.

    874b. Any two non-consecutive days for the d882raw time(s) selected in a seven888-day period890.

    891c. Any two 894or more consecutive days for the d901raw time(s) selected in a seven907-day period, not inclu911ding the next available drawing916.

    917d. Up to fourteen consecutive days for the draw times selected, including the next available drawing.

    933In the event that a planned change in the 942PICK 4 944game requires that the number of advance plays available for purchase be reduced to zero before implementation of the change, an advance play countdown schedule will be posted on the 974Florida 975Lottery’s website.

    977(g) 978PICK 4 980can be played and won as follows:

    9871. 988989Straight990 991play. In a straight play, if a player9991000s digits 1002as printed on the player’s ticket match, 1009in exact order, 1012the official PICK 4 winning numbers for the drawing, 1021the player wins $2,500 for a 50-cent play or $5,000 for a $1.00 play.

    10372. 10381039Box1040 1041play. A box play allows a player to win if the player10531054s 1055digits 1056match, 1057in any order, 1060the official PICK 4 winning numbers for the drawing1069.

    1070a. A 107210734-way box1075 1076is a play in which the player has selected a number with three identical digits 1091and one different digit (example 1109711109821099) 1100and 1101covers the four possible combinations of the four digits. A 4-way box 1113pays a winner $599 for a 50-cent play or $1,198 for a $1.00 play.

    1128b. A 113011316-way box1133 1134is a play in which the player has selected a number with 1146two different 1148pairs of 1150identical 1151digits 1152(example 111541211552) 1156and covers the six possible combinations of the four digits1166. A 6-way box 1170pays a winner $400 for a 50-cent play or $800 for a $1.00 play.

    1184c. A 1186118712-way box1189 1190is a play in which the player has selected a number with 1202two identical 1204digits 1205and 1206two different digits (example 11212113) 1212and 1213covers the twelve possible combinations of the four digits. 1222A 12-way box 1225pays a winner $200 for a 50-cent play or $400 for a $1.00 play.

    1239d. A 1241124224-way box1244 1245is a play in which the player has selected a number with four 1258different 1259digits 1260(example 1126223126341264) and 1266covers the twenty-1269four possible combinations of the four digits. A 24-way box 1279pays a winner $100 for a 50-cent play or $200 for a $1.00 play.

    12933. “Straight and Box” play. A straight and box play combines a 50-cent straight play and a 50-cent box play for a $1.00 play.

    1317a. A “Straight and 4-way box” play pays a winner $3,099 if a player’s digits 1333as printed on the player’s ticket match, in exact order, the official PICK 4 winning numbers for the drawing, 1352or $599 if the player’s digits 1358m1359atch, 1360in any other order, 1364the official PICK 4 winning numbers for the drawing1373.

    1374b. A “Straight and 6-way box” play pays a winner $2,900 if a player’s digits 1390as printed on the player’s ticket match, 1397in exact order, 1400the official PICK 4 winning numbers for the drawing, 1409or $400 if the player’s digits 1415match, in 1417any other order, 1420the official PICK 4 winning numbers for the drawing1429.

    1430c. A “Straight and 12-way box” play pays a winner $2,700 if a player’s digits 1446as printed on the player’s ticket match, 1453in exact order, 1456the official PICK 4 winning numbers for the drawing, 1465or $200 if the player’s digits 1471match, 1472in any other order, 1476the official PICK 4 winning numbers for the drawing1485.

    1486d. A “Straight and 24-way box” play pays a winner $2,600 if a player’s digits 1502as printed on the player’s ticket match, 1509in exact order, 1512the official PICK 4 winning numbers for the drawing, 1521or $100 if the player’s digits 1527match, 1528in any other order, 1532the official PICK 4 winning numbers for the drawing.

    15414. “Combo” play. 1544A combo is a play covering all straight combinations of a four-digit number and will cost $2.00 to $24.00 depending upon the amount played (50 cents or $1.00) and the number of like digits in the four-digit number selected.

    1583a. A “4-way combo” is a play in which the player has selected a number with three 1600i1601dentical digits. 1603The 4-way combo is comprised of 1609four straight play combinations; 1613for example, a 1616(161711121618) 16194-way combo covers the combinations 11625112, 16261121, 1211, and 2111 and pays a winner $2,500 for a $2.00 play or $5,000 for a $4.00 play.

    1647b. A “6-way combo” is a play in which the player has selected a number with two 1664different 1665pairs of digits. 1668The 6-way combo is comprised of six straight play combinations; 1678for example, 1680a 1681(168211221683) 16846-way combo covers the combinations 1122, 16901212, 1221, 2112, 2121, and 2211, and pays a winner $2,500 for a $3.00 play or $5,000 for a $6.00 play.

    1713c. A “12-way combo” is a play in which the player 1724has selected a number with two identical digits 1732and two different digits1736. 1737The 12-way combo is comprised of twelve  straight play combinations; 1747for example, 1749a 1750(175111231752) 175312-way combo covers combinations 1123, 1132, 1213, 1231, 1312, 1321, 2113, 2131, 2311, 3112, 3121, and 3211, and pays a winner $2,500 for a $6.00 play or $5,000 for a $12.00 play.

    1787d. A 1789179024-way combo1792 1793is a play in which the player has selected a number with four unique digits. The 24-way combo is comprised of twenty-four straight play combinations; for example, a 1821(182212341823) 182424-way combo covers the combinations 1234, 1243, 1324, 1342, 1423, 1432, 2134, 2143, 2314, 2341, 2413, 2431, 3124, 3142, 3214, 3241, 3412, 3421, 4123, 4132, 4213, 4231, 4312, and 4321, and pays a winner $2,500 for a $12.00 play or $5,000 for a $24.00 play.

    18715. “Front Pair” play. A front pair play allows a player to select only two digits and pays $25.00 for a 50-cent play or $50.00 for a $1.00 play if the two digits as printed on the 1908player’s 1909ticket match, in exact order, the first two numbers 1918of the official PICK 4 winning numbers for the drawing1928.

    19296. “Mid Pair” play. A mid pair play allo1938ws a player to select only two 1945digits and pays $25.00 for a 50-cent play or $50.00 for a $1.00 play if the two digits as printed on the 1967player’s 1968ticket match, in exact order, the middle two numbers 1977of the official P1981ICK 19824 winning numbers for the drawing.

    19887. “Back Pair” play. A back pair play allows a player to select only two digits and pays $25.00 for a 50-cent play or $50.00 for a $1.00 play if the two digits as printed on the 2025player’s 2026ticket match, in exact order, the last two numbers 2035of the official P2039ICK 20404 winning numbers for the drawing2046.

    20478. “1-OFF2049®2050” play. 2052A 1-OFF play allows a player to win if the four-digit number chosen by the player matches, 2069in exact order, 2072the 2073official 2074PICK 4 2076winning numbers 2078for the drawing 2081(“straight win”) or if one 2086of the eighty 2089four-digit 1-OFF numbers printed on the player’s ticket matches, 2098in exact order, 2101the 2102official 2103PICK 4 2105winning numbers 2107for 2108the drawing 2110(“1-OFF win”). 2112A 2113PICK 4 21151-OFF ticket will contain the 2120four-2121digit number (player-selected or Quick Pick) that qualifies for the straight win plus 2134eighty additional four-digit 1-OFF numbers that qualify for a 1-OFF win. The 2146eighty 21471-OFF numbers are all the possible combinations in which 2156each of the four digits either matches or is one 2166number higher or lower than each of the player’s four digits, in exact order. 2180A $1.00 play pays 2184as follows2186:

    2187a. 2188$2,500 for a 2192straight win2194.

    2195b. 2196$100 for a 1-OFF 2200on one 2202digit 2203win2204- 2205(2206three digits match, 2209one digit is off by one2215)2216.

    2217c. 2218$50 for a 1-OFF on four digits 2225win2226- (2228all four digits are off by one2235)2236.

    2237d. 2238$25 for a 1-OFF on two digits 2245win2246- (2248two digits match, 2251two digits are off by one2257)2258.

    2259e. 2260$15 for a 1-OFF on three digits 2267win2268- 2269(one 2270digit matches, three digits are off by one2278)2279.

    2280A 228150-cent play 2283amount 2284is 2285not available for 2288a 22891-OFF play.

    2291(h) 2292On occasion, increases in the prize amounts set forth in paragraph (1)(g) above, 2305will be off2308ered for promotional purposes.

    2312(i) A liability limit of $23187 2319million is established for 2323PICK 42325. When the play of a particular four digit number for a drawing reaches the 2340Florida 2341Lottery’s 2342PICK 4 2344liability limit of $23487 2349million, no further ticket sales for any type of play that would involve that four digit number will be allowed for that drawing.

    2372(2) 2373PICK 4 2375Drawings.

    2376(a) 2377PICK 4 2379drawings are conducted twice daily.

    2384(b) The equipment shall be configured so that one ball is drawn from each of four units of balls numbered zero 2405(0) 2406through nine 2408(9)2409.

    2410(c) Four balls will be selected in the drawing, one each into four separate display devices. The numbers shown on the four balls, after certification by the Draw Manager and the Accountant, shall be the official winning numbers for the drawing.

    2451(d) The Florida Lottery shall not be responsible for incorrect circulation, publication or broadcast of official 2467winning numbers.

    2469(3) 2470PICK 4 2472Odds of Winning.

    2475The odds of winning in 2480PICK 4 2482are as follows:

    2485(a) Straight24871 in 10,000

    2491(b) Box 4-Way24941 in 2,500

    2498(c) Box 6-Way25011 in 1,666.67

    2505(d) Box 12-Way25081 in 833.33

    2511(e) Box 24-Way25141 in 416.67

    2517(f) Straight/2519Box 4-Way25211 in 10,000 and 1 in 2,500

    2530(g) Straight/2532Box 6-Way25341 in 10,000 and 1 in 1,666.67

    2543(h) Straight/2545Box 12-Way25471 in 10,000 and 1 in 833.33

    2555(i) Straight/2557Box 24-Way25591 in 10,000 and 1 in 416.67

    2567(j) Combo 4-Way25701 in 2,500

    2574(k) Combo 6-Way25771 in 1,666.67

    2581(l) Combo 12-Way25841 in 833.33

    2587(m) Combo 24-Way25901 in 416.67

    2593(n) Front Pair 25961 in 100

    2599(o) Middle Pair26021 in 100

    2605(p) Back Pair 26081 in 100

    2611(q) 1-OFF

    26131. Straight 26151 in 10,000

    26192. 1-OFF on one 2623digit 26241 2625in 1,250

    26283. 1-OFF on four digits26331 in 625

    26364. 1-OFF on two digits26411 in 416.67

    26445. 1-OFF on three digits26491 in 2651312.50

    2652(4) 2653PICK 4 2655Rules and Prohibitions.

    2658(a) By purchasing a 2662PICK 4 2664ticket a player agrees to comply with and abide by all rules and regulations of the Florida Lottery.

    2682(b) 2683PICK 4 2685prize payments shall be made in accordance with rules of the Florida Lottery governing payment of prizes. A copy of the current rule can be obtained from the Florida Lottery, Office of the General Counsel, 250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4011.

    2726(c) Subject to a retailer’s hours of operation and online system availability, 2738PICK 4 2740lottery tickets are available for purchase daily between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and midnight Eastern Time (ET).

    2758(d) The scheduled time for the daily 2765PICK 4 2767drawing is approximately 1:30 p.m. 2772(2773ET2774) 2775for the midday draw and 7:57 p.m. 2782(2783ET2784) 2785for the evening draw. Ticket sales for a specific 2794PICK 4 2796drawing will close approximately ten minutes prior to that drawing. Any ticket sold after the close of game will be printed with the next available 2821PICK 4 2823draw date and time unless the player specifies another 2832PICK 4 2834draw date and time within the selection parameters.

    2842(e) Retailer cancellations of 2846PICK 4 2848tickets can only be performed by the retailer who sold the ticket, using the selling terminal’s optical mark reader, and within two hours after printing, except that n2876o 2877PICK 4 2879ticket shall be cancel2883ed after close of game for the related drawing. The two2894-2895hour ticket cancellation period may be reduced due to the selling retailer’s hours of business operation, the hours of online system availability, or the time of the related 2923PICK 4 2925close of game.

    2928(f) It is the responsibility of the player to determine the accuracy of the selected panels of numbers, draw date(s), draw time(s) and play types on tickets. In the event that a ticket given to the player by the retailer contains selections that are not consistent with the player’s selections, it shall be the responsibility of the player to immediately advise the retailer of that fact. In such event and upon request of a player, the retailer shall make a good faith effort to cancel the ticket. A retailer is not required to cancel a ticket produced upon request of a player by the “quick pick” method of number selection.

    3038(5) The effective date of this emergency rule is 3047August 1, 20163050.

    3051Rulemaking Authority 305324.105(2), 305424.105(9)(a), 3055(b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (h), 306124.109(1), 306224.115(1) FS. 3064Law Implemented 306624.105(2), 306724.105(9)(a), 3068(b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (h), 307424.124(1) FS. 3076History30773078New 30798-1-16, 3080Replaces 308153ER15-21.