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Pick 4

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.

Plus Fireball

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 Illinois (IL) Lottery Results & Game Details

Pick 4 Illinois Hot and Cold Numbers

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How to Play Illinois 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 Illinois. Online play is also available via the lottery’s official website or mobile app.

Illinois Pick 4 Drawing Schedule

Pick 4 drawings take place two times daily at 12:40 PM and 9:22 PM CST.

Illinois Pick 4 Lotto Payout and Rules

Illinois Pick 4 features 6 play styles. You can choose between straight, box, straight/box, combo, front pair, or back pair. Next, you can choose your wager amount, from $0.50 to $5. Then, pick your numbers, and which draws you’d like to enter.


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

Illinois 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 $1,000 $5,000 $2,500 1 in 10,000 1 in 2,500
Box 4-way $600 $240 $1,200 $480 1 in 2,500 1 in 625
Box 6-way $400 $180 $800 $320 1 in 1,667 1 in 417
Box 12-way $200 $80 $400 $160 1 in 833 1 in 208
Box 24-way $100 $40 $200 $80 1 in 417 1 in 104
Combo 4-way $2,500 ($2 wager) $1,000 $5,000 ($4 wager) $2,000 1 in 10,000 1 in 625
Combo 6-way $2,500 ($3 wager) $1,000 $5,000 ($6 wager) $2,000 1 in 10,000 1 in 417
Combo 12-way $2,500 ($6 wager) $1,000 $5,000 ($12 wager) $2,000 1 in 10,000 1 in 208
Combo 24-way $2,500 ($12 wager) $1,000 $5,000 ($24 wager) $2,000 1 in 10,000 1 in 104
Straight/Box 4-way $3,100 (straight)
$600 (box)
$1,240 (straight)
$240 (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)
$1,160 (straight)
$160 (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)
$1,080 (straight)
$80 (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)
$1,040 (straight)
$40 (box)
1 in 10,000 (straight)
1 in 417 (box)
1 in 2,500 (straight)
1 in 104 (box)

Illinois Pick 4 Claiming Your Prize

For prizes up to $600:

  • You may cash in your winning ticket at most retailers.
  • If you played online, your winnings will automatically be credited to your player account.

For prizes above $600:

  • You may fill out a claim form and mail it along with your winning ticket to the Illinois Lottery’s Springfield office.
  • You can also visit any of the other prize centers to receive up to $25,000 immediately. If your winnings are over this amount, your claim will be forwarded to the Springfield office.

For online players:

  • Winnings of $600 and below are automatically credited to your player account.
  • If you win a larger amount, you will be contacted by the lottery with instructions how to claim your prize.

All winners have 1 year after the relevant draw to collect their prize.

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