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Cash 4

PICK YOUR NUMBERS: Select a four-digit number from 0000 to 9999. Use a playslip to mark your numbers or mark the Quick Pick (QP) box for randomly-generated numbers.

BUY YOUR TICKET: Select a play amount of either 50 cents or $1. The play will default to $1 if no amount is marked. Printed Cash 4 tickets can only be canceled within 20 minutes after printing. ASL retailers cannot cancel Cash 4 tickets sold for a given draw after sales have been suspended for that drawing.

PLAY MUTLIPLE DRAWINGS: To play in more than one Cash 4 draw, select up to 14 Multi Draws – up to 14 draws for midday or evening draws each, or up to 28 draws for both midday and evening. Mark DAY to play in the next midday Cash 4 draw, or EVE to play in the next evening draw. If not marked, the ticket will be for the next draw. Choose BOTH to play the next two Cash 4 draws, one midday and one evening. Mark the day of the week you wish to play Cash 4. If not marked, the ticket will be for the next Cash 4 draw.

CHECK YOUR TICKETS: Winning numbers are available at MyArkansasLottery.com, from your local retailer, or by calling 501-682-4966.

PLAYSLIP INSTRUCTIONS
1) Mark a wager amount with a blue or black ink pen or a pencil. The default amount is $1 if not marked. Double-check your completed playslip and present to ASL retailer to receive a printed ticket. Printed Cash 4 tickets can only be canceled within 20 minutes after printing. ASL retailers cannot cancel Cash 4 tickets sold for a given draw after sales have been suspended for that drawing.
2) Mark up to five plays per playslip, marked Play A through Play E. Each represents a different play.
3) If you make a mistake, do not erase. Mark the VOID box and use the next Cash 4 play.
4) Mark QUICK PICK (QP) to have numbers randomly selected by the terminal.
5) Select Cash 4 play type: STR (Match numbers in the exact order drawn), BOX (Match numbers in any order), STR/BOX (Combine a 50 cent STRAIGHT play and a 50 cent BOX play) or COMBO (Equal to a STRAIGHT play for every combination possible for the number selected). If not marked, the ticket will default to STRAIGHT play.
6) Mark only one number per column, select four numbers between 0 and 9, any of which can be the same.
7) To play in more than one Cash 4 draw, select up to 14 multi-draws – up to 14 draws for midday or evening draws each — or up to 28 draws for both midday and evening.
8) Mark DAY to play in the next midday Cash 4 draw, or EVE to play in the next evening draw. If not marked, the ticket will be for the next draw. Choose BOTH to play next two Cash 4 draws, one midday and one evening.
9) Mark the day of the week you want your Cash 4 play to start. If not marked, the ticket will be for the next Cash 4 draw.

Cash 4 Playslip

Game Rules

About the game

Cash 4 is a four-digit game from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery with four ways to play and several ways to win. Midday drawings are held at 12:59 p.m. Monday-Saturday and evening drawings are held at 6:59 p.m. daily. All drawing times are approximate.

CASH 4 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Playing Cash 4

Q: Where is Cash 4 played?
A: While many states have games similar to Cash 4, the Arkansas Cash 4 game is only played in the state of Arkansas.

Q: How and where are the numbers drawn?
A: Cash 4 numbers are drawn using computerized random number generators at the Lottery offices in Little Rock.

Q: Can any of my numbers be the same?
A: Yes. You can select any combination of four numbers from 0-9, any of which can be the same.

Q: Can a number be sold out?
A: Each possible number combination has a liability (potential total payout) limit per draw. When the liability limit for a combination of numbers is reached, the selection of that combination will be closed for that draw. No wager will be allowed by the terminal that would cause the liability for that number to exceed the liability limit. The liability limit may be modified at the sole discretion of ALC.

Q: What is the difference between Straight and Box?
A: If you select a Straight play, the numbers drawn must match your selected numbers in the exact order. A Box play means the numbers drawn can match your selected numbers in any order. Straight carries higher prizes than Box because there is only one way to win Straight and several ways to win Box.

Q: What is the difference between Box and Combo?
A: With a Box play, the numbers drawn can match your selected numbers in any order. A Box prize is less than a Straight prize played with the same wager amount because there are more ways to win with Box. In a Combo play, you are purchasing every Straight combination possible. This results in a higher ticket price and a potential prize equal to what the Straight prize would be at that wager amount. For example, selecting a $1 wager amount and Combo Play with the numbers 1234 would create a ticket costing $24 ($1 for each of the 24 combinations of the numbers 1234) and a potential prize of $5,000, the same prize as a $1 Straight play.

Q: How do I select 4-Way, 6-Way, 12-Way, or 24-Way Box?
A: The Box type is determined automatically based on the numbers you select. 4-Way refers to a number combination with 4 ways to win (ex. 1112 has 4 ways to win Box: 1112, 1121, 1211, or 2111). 6-Way refers to a set of numbers with 6 ways to win (ex. 1122). 12-Way refers to a set of numbers with 12 ways to win (ex. 1123). 24-Way refers to a set of numbers with 24 ways to win (ex. 1234).

Points for Prizes®

Q: Can I enter Cash 4 tickets in Points for Prizes®?
A: Yes. Winning and non-winning numbers from terminal-generated games like Cash 4 are eligible. Visit https://theclub.aslplayerservices.com/pia to enter and add Points for Prizes® points to your account. Points for Prizes® codes from terminal-generated games must be entered within 180 days of purchase date and/or the last draw date printed on the front of the ticket.

Play It Again™

Q: Can I enter non-winning Cash 4 tickets in Play It Again™?
A: No.

Purchasing Tickets

Q: How much does Cash 4 cost?
A: The ticket cost depends on play type and wager amount selected. For example, a $1 Straight play costs $1, while a 24-Way Combo play with a $1 wager selected totals $24. A Straight/Box play costs $1.

Q: Can I purchase Cash 4 tickets in advance?
A: To play multiple upcoming draws, mark on the playslip from 2 to 14 Multi Draws for either midday or evening or from 2 to 28 Multi Draws for both midday and evening. To play for a particular day of the week other than the next upcoming draw, mark the desired day of the week on the playslip.

Q: How late can I purchase tickets before the draw?
A: Cash 4 sales are suspended four minutes prior to each draw.

Q: Can a Cash 4 ticket be cancelled?
A: You can ask the retailer that you purchased the ticket from to cancel the ticket within 20 minutes after it was printed. Less time would be available if it is within 20 minutes of the draw.

Prizes and Claims

Q: Do Cash 4 tickets expire?
A: Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the draw date in which the prize was won.

Q: Can I redeem a winning Cash 4 ticket in any state?
A: No.

Q: I lost my ticket. Can I claim a prize with a playslip or store receipt?
A: Cash 4 prizes can only be claimed with a ticket printed from the lottery terminal. Playslips or store receipts will not constitute proof of purchase. Lottery tickets are bearer instruments, meaning the person who presents the ticket for claim will be presumed to be the owner. Always sign the back of any lottery ticket immediately.

Ways to win

Ways to Play Odds of Winning Win for $0.50 Play Win for $1.00 Play
STRAIGHT
exact order
1 in 10,000 $2,500 $5,000
4-WAY BOX
any order, three numbers
must be the same. Ex. 1112
1 in 2,500 $600 $1,200
6-WAY BOX
any order, two pairs of numbers
must be the same. Ex. 1122
1 in 1,667 $400 $800
12-WAY BOX
any order, two numbers must
be the same. Ex. 1123
1 in 833 $200 $400
24-WAY BOX
any order, each number
must be unique, Ex. 1234
1 in 417 $100 $200
4-WAY STRAIGHT/BOX
$0.50 straight and $0.50 box, three
numbers must be the same, Ex. 1112
1 in 2,500 No $0.50 Play $3,100
(Straight and Box)
or $600 (Box Only)
6-WAY STRAIGHT/BOX
$0.50 straight and $0.50 box, two pairs of numbers must be the same, Ex. 1122
1 in 1,667 No $0.50 Play $2,900
(Straight and Box)
or $400 (Box Only)
12-WAY STRAIGHT/BOX
$0.50 straight and $0.50 box, two numbers must be the same, Ex. 1123
1 in 833 No $0.50 Play $2,700
(Straight and Box)
or $200 (Box Only)
24-WAY STRAIGHT/BOX
$0.50 straight and $0.50 box, each number must be unique, Ex. 1234
1 in 417 No $0.50 Play $2,600
(Straight and Box)
or $100 (Box Only)
4-WAY COMBO PLAY
Straight play for each of 4 ways to win, three numbers must be the same, Ex. 1112
1 in 2,500 (Ticket Total Price $2)
$2,500
(Ticket Total Price $4)
$5,000
6-WAY COMBO PLAY
Straight play for each of 6 ways to win, two pairs of numbers must be the same, Ex. 1122
1 in 1,667 (Ticket Total Price $3)
$2,500
(Ticket Total Price $6)
$5,000
12-WAY COMBO PLAY
Straight play for each of 12 ways to win, two numbers must be the same, Ex. 1123
1 in 833 (Ticket Total Price $6)
$2,500
(Ticket Total Price $12)
$5,000
24-WAY COMBO PLAY
Straight play for each of 24 ways to win, each number must be unique, Ex. 1234
1 in 417 (Ticket Total Price $12)
$2,500
(Ticket Total Price $24)
$5,000

Check your numbers

Check My Cash 4 Tickets

Enter your numbers in the boxes below and click “Check My Tickets.” We’ll search our records to see if these numbers have been drawn as part of a winning combination. You may check up to five plays at a time.

Cash 4 is a four-digit game from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery with four ways to play and several ways to win. Midday drawings are held at 12:59 p.m. Monday-Saturday and evening drawings are held at 6:59 p.m. daily. All drawing times are approximate. CASH 4 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Playing Cash 4 Q: Where is Cash 4 played? A: While many states have games similar to Cash 4, the Arkansas Cash 4 game is only played in the state of Arkansas.

How to Play

Play it Your Way, Any Day!

PICK 4 ™ is a twice-daily game that pays a top prize of $5,000. Play it Straight or Combo for bigger prizes. To increase your chances of winning, try a Box, Straight/Box, 1-OFF ® or Pairs play. You can play it your way any day – twice a day! With midday and evening drawings, you have two chances to play – and win!

To play, pick up a PICK 4 playslip at an authorized Florida Lottery retailer. Each playslip contains five panels (A-E). In each panel played:

  1. Select one number (from 0 through 9) from each column for a total of four digits, or mark the QP (Quick Pick) box and let the terminal randomly select some or all of your numbers. For a Front Pair play, select numbers from the first two columns only; for a Mid Pair play, select numbers from the middle two columns only; and, for a Back Pair play, select numbers from the last two columns only.
  2. Select the play type: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Combo, 1-OFF, Front Pair, Mid Pair or Back Pair.
  3. Select the amount you want to play: 50 cents or $1 (all Straight/Box and 1-OFF plays cost $1; Combo plays cost $2 to $24).
  4. Select the draw time. Select MID for the midday drawing (1:30 p.m. ET), EVE for the evening drawing (9:45 p.m. ET) draw, or BOTH for both the midday and evening drawings. If no draw time is marked, the terminal will automatically print a ticket for the next available draw. If BOTH is selected, two separate tickets will print – one for the midday drawing and one for the evening drawing.
  5. To Advance Play the same numbers and play types up to 14 consecutive days for the selected draw time(s), simply mark the number in the “Days” section on your playslip.
  6. Give your completed playslip and payment to the retailer. You will receive a ticket for each set of selected numbers and draw date(s). Please check your ticket(s) before you leave the store. You are responsible for the accuracy of your ticket(s).
  7. Check the official drawing results to see if you’re a winner! Draw results are available on this website, at authorized Florida Lottery retailers and by calling (850) 921-PLAY (7529). You may also watch the drawings online.

PICK 4 drawings are held twice daily, seven days per week, at approximately 1:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. ET. Tickets for each drawing may be purchased up to 10 minutes prior to the applicable drawing – 1:20 p.m. ET for the midday drawings and 9:35 p.m. ET for the evening drawings.

Please remember: All prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the applicable draw date.
Prizes of less than $600 may be claimed at any authorized Florida Lottery retailer.

If you claim a prize on a winning Advance Play ticket before all of the drawings on the ticket have occurred, you will be issued a continuation ticket for the remaining draws with the same play numbers and play types as the original ticket.

How to Play 1-OFF ®

Ever feel like you’re close, but you’ve somehow missed the mark? Well, the Florida Lottery has a brand new way to play PICK 4 ™ where it pays to be close. With 1-OFF ® you can miss by one and still win a cash prize. That’s 81 more chances to win!

To play, simply pick up a PICK 4 playslip at an authorized Florida Lottery retailer.

Select your four numbers, or QP to let the terminal randomly pick some or all of your numbers.

Mark the 1-OFF ® box on the PICK 4 playslip.

Select the draw time: MID, EVE, or BOTH.

Once you give your completed playslip and payment to the retailer, you will receive a ticket printed with your 4-digit number and the 1-OFF numbers higher or lower than your 4-digit number.

During the PICK 4 drawing, 4 numbers will be drawn at random. If your 4-digit number is a Straight match to the numbers drawn, you win $2,500. Or, if any of your 1-OFF numbers match the PICK 4 numbers drawn, you can win up to $100.

PICK 4™ 1-OFF ® Odds Payout
Straight 1:10,000 $2,500
1-OFF on one digit 1:1,250 $100
1-OFF on four digits 1:625 $50
1-OFF on two digits 1:416.67 $25
1-OFF on three digits 1:312.50 $15

Now you know how to play PICK 4 1-OFF!

Players who match all four of the winning numbers drawn in the official PICK 4™ drawing for the date played can win up to $5,000, depending on the play type purchased and the amount played. Front Pair, Mid Pair and Back Pair players who match two numbers in exact order can win up to $50.

PICK 4
Odds of Winning and Estimated Prize Payouts
Play Types Example Odds Prize Payouts
STRAIGHT Match in exact order 50¢ Play $1.00 Play
1234 1:10,000 $2,500 $5,000
BOX Match in any order 50¢ Play $1.00 Play
4-WAY 1112 1:2,500 $599 $1,198
6-WAY 1122 1:1,666.67 $400 $800
12-WAY 1123 1:833.33 $200 $400
24-WAY 1234 1:416.67 $100 $200
STRAIGHT/BOX Match in exact order or any order. Costs $1. BOX STRAIGHT*
4-WAY 1112 1:10,000 & 1:2,500 $599 $3,099
6-WAY 1122 1:10,000 & 1:1,666.67 $400 $2,900
12-WAY 1123 1:10,000 & 1:833.33 $200 $2,700
24-WAY 1234 1:10,000 & 1:416.67 $100 $2,600
1-OFF™ Match in exact order or off by one on any or all of your 4 digits in exact order. $1.00 Play
STRAIGHT 1234 1:10,000 $2,500
1-OFF on one digit 1235 1:1,250 $100
1-OFF on four digits 0345 1:625 $50
1-OFF on two digits 1245 1:416.67 $25
1-OFF on three digits 1345 1:312.50 $15
PAIRS Match two in exact order 50¢ Play $1.00 Play
FRONT PAIR 12xx 1:100 $25 $50
MID PAIR x23x 1:100 $25 $50
BACK PAIR xx34 1:100 $25 $50
COMBO Covers all Straight combinations of a 4-digit number. Costs $2 to $24 depending on the numbers you select. $2,500 $5,000
4-WAY 1112 1:2,500 $2 Play $4 Play
6-WAY 1122 1:1,666.67 $3 Play $6 Play
12-WAY 1123 1:833.33 $6 Play $12 Play
24-WAY 1234 1:416.67 $12 Play $24 Play
*Combined straight and box payouts
Numbers Selected Determine Ways to Win Example Example Winning Combinations
STRAIGHT: Match in exact order 1234 1234
4-WAY: Select a 4-digit number with three like digits and get 4 ways to win 1112 1112, 1121, 1211, 2111
6-WAY: Select a 4-digit number with two pairs and get 6 ways to win 1122 1122, 1212, 1221, 2112, 2121, 2211
12-WAY: Select a 4-digit number with two like digits and get 12 ways to win 1123 1123, 1132, 1213, 1231, 1312, 1321,
2113, 2131, 2311, 3112, 3121, 3211
24-WAY: Select a 4-digit number with all different digits and get 24 ways to win 1234 1234, 1243, 1324, 1342, 1423, 1432, 2134, 2143, 2314, 2341, 2413, 2431, 3124, 3142, 3214, 3241, 3412, 3421, 4123, 4132, 4213, 4231, 4312, 4321
1-OFF on 1 digit: Select a 4-digit number with one (1) number higher or lower than each of the player’s four (4) digits in exact order and get 8 ways to win 1234 1235, 1233, 1244, 1224, 1334, 1134, 2234, 0234
1-OFF on 2 digits: Select a 4-digit number with two (2) numbers higher or lower than each of the player’s four (4) digits in exact order and get 24 ways to win 1234 1245, 1243, 1225, 1223, 1335, 1333, 1344, 1324, 1135, 1133, 1144, 1124, 2235, 2233, 2244, 2224, 2334, 2134, 0235, 0233, 0244, 0224, 0334, 0134
1-OFF on 3 digits: Select a 4-digit number with three (3) numbers higher or lower than each of the player’s four (4) digits in exact order and get 32 ways to win 1234 1345, 1343, 1325,1323, 1145, 1143, 1125, 1123, 2245, 2243, 2225, 2223, 2335, 2333, 2344, 2324, 2135, 2133, 2144, 2124, 0245, 0243, 0225, 0223, 0335, 0333, 0344, 0324, 0135, 0133, 0144, 0124
1-OFF on 4 digits: Select a 4-digit number with four (4) numbers higher or lower than each of the player’s four (4) digits in exact order and get 16 ways to win 1234 2345, 2343, 2325, 2323, 2145, 2143, 2125, 2123, 0345, 0343, 0325, 0323, 0145, 0143, 0125, 0123

Unlike the Lottery’s other Draw games, which are pari-mutuel in design (that is, players are vying for a portion of what is in the prize pool), PICK 2, PICK 3, PICK 4, and PICK 5 offer set prize payouts. Therefore, the Lottery has established a $7 million liability limit for PICK 4 for any particular four-digit number in each drawing. Should any four digit combination (for example 7777) be purchased often enough in a single drawing that would result in the liability limit being exceeded, the Lottery will “cut off” further sales of that specific number combination. In addition, no Front Pair, Mid Pair or Back Pair that involves the first two, middle two or last two digits, respectively, of the four digit number will be allowed for that drawing. Players that have already played those numbers will still win the full amount of the set prize even if the liability limit has been met. For more details on this issue, please refer to the Pick 4 game rule, subsection (1)(i).

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How to Play Play it Your Way, Any Day! PICK 4 ™ is a twice-daily game that pays a top prize of $5,000. Play it Straight or Combo for bigger prizes. To increase your chances of winning, try a