Pick 4 plus Fireball is a game that’s exclusive to the Illinois Lottery. Two draws are held daily, seven days a week – just choose four lucky numbers, pick a play type, and you can win up to $2,500 for a $0.50 play, and up to $5,000 for a $1 play. Add the plus Fireball option for an extra number and even more ways to win.
The Midday draw takes place every afternoon at 12:40 PM CT and the Evening draw is held nightly at 9:22 PM. Sales close at 12:35 PM and 9:15 PM, so pick up your tickets before then to play the next draw.
How to Play
All you need to do is choose four numbers from 0 to 9 and mark one per row, or select Quick Pick and the lottery computer will randomly choose your numbers.
To play the same numbers for multiple days, select how many days you wish to play: 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6.
Choose the draw you want to enter: Midday, Evening, or Both (selection will apply to all days).
Pick your play type depending on how you want your numbers to match the numbers drawn. All play types except Straight can be 4-Way, 6-Way, 12-Way or 24-Way depending on the number of winning combinations of your digits. For example, if you play the Box type and choose three identical numbers, like 1112, you are playing 4-Way Box. If you choose all four unique numbers, like 1234, you are playing 24-Way Box.
- Straight: Match all four numbers in exact order
- Box: Match all four numbers in any order.
- Combo: Made up of all Straight combinations of four numbers, so Combo plays have a higher cost.
- Straight/Box: Match all four numbers in exact OR any order
Select your wager amount – from $0.50 to $5.00 per play. On a $0.50 bet, you can win up to $2,500, and for $1, you can win up to $5,000. Combo plays are more expensive because they use every Straight combination.
The plus Fireball optional add-on for your ticket provides one more number drawn and extra ways to win. Plus Fireball doubles your bet amount per game.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
Match your numbers to the numbers the lottery draws to take home great cash prizes. Check out the Pick 4 prize level payouts and odds of winning below. You can also see how much you can win with the plus Fireball add-on. The top prize you’re eligible for depends on your wager and play type.
Pick 4 plus Fireball information and winning numbers for this Illinois Lottery-exclusive game – how to play, Midday and Evening draw times, prize tiers and odds of winning.
Pick 4 plus FIREBALL is a fast-paced game you’ll only find in Illinois. Featuring draws twice every day and a choice of wager amounts and play types, this IL favorite has something every player will enjoy.
Pick 4 offers double the excitement with drawings twice a day, seven days a week. The midday draw takes place at 12:40 PM CST, while the evening draw is held at 9:22 PM CST. With just a 50 cent wager, you could take home a cool $2,500 prize, and for a $1 play, you could win up to $5,000!
For every game you’d like to play, mark your four lucky numbers between 0 and 9, one on each row. Alternatively, select Quick Pick to have your numbers auto-generated.
You can play your chosen numbers and play styles automatically for upcoming draws – just choose the number of consecutive days, from 2 to 6, in the “Number of Days to Play” section of your play slip.
Choose the draw(s) you’d like to play – Midday (12:40 PM), Evening (9:22 PM), or Both. This choice will be applied to all your games.
Pick your favorite style of play. There are six to choose from: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Combo, Front Pair or Back Pair.
Choose the amount you want to play on this ticket: $0.50, $1, $2, $3, $4 or $5.
Would you like more chances to win? Then add plus FIREBALL to your play! You’ll get an extra number drawn, so even if your ticket wasn’t a winner, plus FIREBALL can make it one. If it was already a winner, plus FIREBALL can turn it into a multiple. No wonder it’s a hot option with Illinois players! Adding plus FIREBALL will double your wager for each game.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
The table below explains the six play types, how to win, the payouts for each play level, and the odds of winning. “+F” means plus FIREBALL – adding this option means more chances to win, and the potential to win bigger prizes.
How to Play the Illinois Pick 4 game, including odds of winning and prizes for each play style.