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Pick-4

Pick-4 with FIREBALL is the NJ draw game that delivers bigger prizes twice daily! Add the FIREBALL option for even more ways to win.

Drawings are held twice daily. The Midday drawing is held at approximately 12:59 PM EST. The Evening drawing is at approximately 7:57 PM EST. Buy your tickets before 12:53 PM for Midday and 7:53 PM for Evening to be entered into that draw. If you’re late, you’ll be entered into the following draw.

How to Play

Choose four numbers from 0 to 9, or select Quick Pick and your numbers will be randomly generated.

Select a bet type. There are five ways to play Pick-4 with FIREBALL. The cost to play starts at just 50 cents and you can wager up to $5.

Choose the drawing you want to play: Midday, Evening, or both.

Did you know you can play your chosen numbers for more than one drawing? Just select Multi Draw to play your lucky numbers for up to seven draws.

FIREBALL

The FIREBALL option replaces one of the winning Pick-4 numbers drawn with the FIREBALL number for more ways to win. If your numbers match the new FIREBALL winning combos, you win a prize! FIREBALL doubles the cost of your wagers.

Instant Match

Instant Match gives you the chance to win up to $500 instantly! Instant Match is optional and costs an extra $1 per play.

Bet Types

There are five ways to play Pick-4:

  • Straight: Win by matching the winning numbers drawn in the EXACT ORDER.
  • Box: Win by matching the numbers drawn in ANY ORDER. Box can be played as:

4-Way Box: Choose a four-digit number with three of the same digits, e.g. 1112.

6-Way Box: Chose a four-digit number with two pairs of digits the same, e.g. 1122.

12-Way Box: Choose a four-digit number with two digits the same, e.g. 1123.

24-Way Box: Choose a four-digit number with four unique digits, e.g. 1234.

Straight/Box: This is simply the Straight and Box types combined in one purchase. You win the Straight AND Box prizes by matching the winning numbers drawn in EXACT ORDER. Win the Box prize if you match the winning numbers in ANY ORDER.

Because this combines two bet types in one, the minimum play costs $1 based on a 50 cent base wager (50 cents for Straight and 50 cents for Box). If you add FIREBALL, the minimum bet increases to $2.
Wheel: An easy way to play all possible Straight combos of your four numbers. You win if you match the numbers drawn in ANY ORDER. This is a combination play type, so the base wager amount is multipled by the number of potential combinations.

Wheel can be played as:

4-Way Wheel: Pick a four-digit number with three of the digits the same, e.g. 1112.

6-Way Wheel: Choose a four-digit number with two identical pairs of digits, e.g. 1122.

12-Way Wheel: Select a four-digit number with two digits the same, e.g. 1123.

24-Way Wheel: Choose a four-digit number with four unique digits, e.g. 1234.

  • Pair Bets: Select two numbers. You win by matching the first two (Front Pair), OR the last two (Back Pair) winning numbers drawn.
  • Pick-4 Prizes and Odds of Winning

    Here’s a breakdown of the prizes and odds of winning for each prize tier:

    Pick-4 Prizes and Odds of Winning
    Bet Type If You Bet. You Win If You Match. Prize* Odds of Winning
    Straight 1234 1234 $2,500 1 in 10,000
    4-Way Box 1112 1112, 1121, 1211, 2111 $600 1 in 2,500
    6-Way Box 1122 1122, 1212, 1221, 2211, 2121, 2112 $400 1 in 1,667
    12-Way Box 1123 1123, 1132, 1213, 1231, 1321, 1312, 2311, 2113, 2131, 3211, 3112, 3121 $200 1 in 833
    24-Way Box 1234 1234, 1324, 1423, 1243, 1342, 1432, 2134, 2314, 2413, 2143, 2341, 2431, 3124, 3214, 3412, 3142, 3241, 3421, 4123, 4213, 4312, 4132, 4231, 4321 $100 1 in 417
    4-Way Wheel 1112 1112, 1121, 1211, 2111 $2,500 1 in 2,500
    6-Way Wheel 1122 1122, 1212, 1221, 2211, 2121, 2112 $2,500 1 in 1,667
    12-Way Wheel 1123 1123, 1132, 1213, 1231, 1321, 1312, 2311, 2113, 2131, 3211, 3112, 3121 $2,500 1 in 833
    24-Way Wheel 1234 1234, 1324, 1423, 1243, 1342, 1432, 2134, 2314, 2413, 2143, 2341, 2431, 3124, 3214, 3412, 3142, 3241, 3421, 4123, 4213, 4312, 4132, 4231, 4321 $2,500 1 in 417
    Front Pair 12XX Any 4-digit number starting with 12 $25 1 in 100
    Back Pair XX23 Any 4-digit number ending in 34 $25 1 in 100
    *50 percent of the total amount of all bets for each game will go into the game’s prize pool & be shared by the winners as per a pari-mutuel formula. Prize calculations are based on a projected 50 percent payout of a 50 cent play.

    FIREBALL Prizes and Odds of Winning

    Here’s how the FIREBALL option delivers more ways to win:

    All the latest NJ Pick-4 with Fireball information is right here, including drawing schedule, how to play, prizes and odds for this exciting twice daily New Jersey jackpot draw game.

    Pick 4 New Jersey (NJ) Lottery Results & Game Details

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    How to Play New Jersey Pick 4

    Pick Your Numbers

    You can use the Quick Pick option and the computer will automatically choose your numbers for you, or you can pick your own numbers by filling out a play slip and selecting a four-digit number from 0000 to 9999.

    Buy Your Ticket

    You can buy Pick 4 tickets from authorized retailers in New Jersey. Online play is not available.

    New Jersey Pick 4 Drawing Schedule

    Pick 4 drawings are held twice a day, seven days a week, at approximately 12:59 PM and 7:57 PM EST.

    The cut-off time is 12:53 PM for the midday drawing, and 7:53 PM for the evening drawing.

    New Jersey Pick 4 Payout and Rules

    New Jersey Pick 4 features 5 play styles. You can choose between straight, box, straight/box, wheel, or pairs. Next, you can choose your wager amount, from $0.50 to $5. Then, pick your numbers, and which draws you’d like to enter.

    FIREBALL

    Pick 4 with FIREBALL gives you an extra number drawn and more chances to win. It also doubles your wager amount for each play.

    Instant Match

    For an additional $1 to the price of your ticket, you can also enable Instant Match. With this optional mode enabled, Instant Match numbers are automatically printed on your ticket. If your chosen numbers match any of the Instant Match numbers, you automatically win the cash amount indicated, up to a maximum of $500.

    New Jersey Pick 4 Payouts and Odds

    Play Type and Match Prize with $.50 Wager Prize with $.50 Wager + FIREBALL Prize with $1 Wager Prize with $1 Wager + FIREBALL Odds of Winning Odds with FIREBALL
    Straight $2,500 $687.50 $5,000 $1,375 1 in 10,000 1 in 2,500
    Box 4-way $600 $171.50 $1,200 $343 1 in 2,500 1 in 625
    Box 6-way $400 $114.50 $800 $229 1 in 1,667 1 in 417
    Box 12-way $200 $57 $400 $114 1 in 833 1 in 208
    Box 24-way $100 $28.50 $200 $57 1 in 417 1 in 104
    Wheel 4-way $2,500 ($2 wager) $687.50 $5,000 ($4 wager) $1,375 1 in 10,000 1 in 625
    Wheel 6-way $2,500 ($3 wager) $687.50 $5,000 ($6 wager) $1,375 1 in 10,000 1 in 417
    Wheel 12-way $2,500 ($6 wager) $687.50 $5,000 ($12 wager) $1,375 1 in 10,000 1 in 208
    Wheel 24-way $2,500 ($12 wager) $687.50 $5,000 ($24 wager) $1,375 1 in 10,000 1 in 104
    Straight/Box 4-way $3,100 (straight)
    $600 (box)
    $859 (straight)
    $171.50 (box)
    1 in 10,000 (straight)
    1 in 2,500 (box)
    1 in 2,500 (straight)
    1 in 625 (box)
    Straight/Box 6-way $2,900 (straight)
    $400 (box)
    $802 (straight)
    $114.50 (box)
    1 in 10,000 (straight)
    1 in 1,667 (box)
    1 in 2,500 (straight)
    1 in 417 (box)
    Straight/Box 12-way $2,700 (straight)
    $200 (box)
    $744.50 (straight)
    $57 (box)
    1 in 10,000 (straight)
    1 in 833 (box)
    1 in 2,500 (straight)
    1 in 208 (box)
    Straight/Box 24-way $2,600 (straight)
    $100 (box)
    $716 (straight)
    $28.50 (box)
    1 in 10,000 (straight)
    1 in 417 (box)
    1 in 2,500 (straight)
    1 in 104 (box)
    Front Pair $25 $6.50 $50 $13 1 in 100 1 in 25
    Back Pair $25 $6.50 $50 $13 1 in 100 1 in 25

    Note that payouts are approximated since the prize pool is shared by winners based on a pari-mutuel formula.

    New Jersey Pick 4 Claiming Your Prize

    To claim prizes of $599.50 and below, winners can go directly to their ticket retailer. On the other hand, prizes of $600 and above will require the winner to fill out a New Jersey Lottery Claim Form and submit this to the New Jersey Lottery headquarters – either by mail or personal appearance.

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