Pick 4 is a Keno number game brought to you by Ontario Lotteries which can be played with CA$1. The top prize of this game is $5000 that can be won daily. All you need is to pick four numbers from 0 to 9 in a straight play or box play.
How to play Keno Pick 4 and win CA$5,000 just for $1 with Ontario Lotteries?
All you need is to visit your nearest lottery retailer and buy the Pick 4 ticket of $1
On a PICK-4 Selection Slip mark one digit (from 0 to 9) in each of the four columns on up to five boards. Or ask for a Quick Pick and the lottery terminal will randomly select your numbers.
There are two ways to play this Keno game.
- One is Straight play where to win players must match the four-digit number drawn in exact order.
- Second is Box play where to win, players must match the four-digit number drawn in any order. For Box Play, the digits you select determine whether the 4-Way, 6-Way, 12-Way or 24-Way Box Play applies.
In the box provided on the Pick 4 ticket, mark either Straight Play or Box Play. Determine how many consecutive draws to play (up to 10 draws, starting with the current draw).
For Box Play, the digits you select determine which Box Play prize category you are eligible for (4-Way, 6-Way, 12-Way or 24-Way Box Play) Only one Box Play type will apply per draw. Box Play can be won four different ways:
- 4 Way Box – Match all 4 digits in any order, where 3 of the digits are the same (e.g. 1112)
- 6 Way Box – Match all 4 digits in any order, where two sets of digits are the same (e.g. 1122)
- 12 Way Box – Match all 4 digits in any order, where 2 of the digits are the same (e.g. 1123)
- 24 Way Box – Match all 4 digits in any order, where all 4 digits are different (eg.1234)
There is also a slipless play in this game where you can tell your lottery retailer the number you want to play with PICK-2, PICK-3 and PICK-4 and he or she will enter it for you on your ticket. Ensure you check your ticket selections immediately for accuracy.
You can play up to five sets of four numbers on each ticket, whether by QUICK PICK or selection slip, and can play up to 10 draws in advance.
You can also add encore to your ticket by spending $1 to play bonus game where you get a chance to win $1 million.
Just ask your lottery retailer to include ENCORE on Quick Picks with your host game. Or mark how many ENCORE you want to play (1-10) on your Selection Slip.
Encore is available only for Ontario residents and cash prizes are for matching left to right, right to left, or a combination of both. Overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 9.17.
The PICK-4 numbers are drawn by ball drop using the same Ryo Catteau ball machines that we use for PICK-3 and ENCORE. One ball machine will be loaded with one set of balls numbered from 0 to 9. After a ball is dropped and the digit recorded the ball is reloaded and another drop takes place to create the next digit of the winning number. For PICK-3 there are three ball drops. Therefore for PICK-4 there will be four separate ball drops.
To win the prize money of CA$5000 all four digits must match the digits drawn in the order they’re drawn.
The $2 million total prize payout limit can be reached when wagering limits for the winning 4-digit PICK-4 number and all of the possible Box Play combinations of that number have been reached for that draw.
OLG will suspend Straight Play and Box Play PICK-4 wagering for any 4-digit number that has exceeded a total potential prize liability of $1 million for any given draw. Wagering will continue to be available for all other Box Play combinations of the suspended number, provided said numbers have not individually exceeded the $1 million total liability limit for Box Play and Straight Play.
Pick 4 game draw timings
There are two draws per day for PICK-4. A second daily ENCORE draw will also be added for these games.
A 2 p.m. MIDDAY draw will be added for PICK-2, PICK-3, PICK-4, DAILY KENO and ENCORE only.
The MIDDAY draws will be held shortly after 2 p.m. (Eastern Time) each day. The EVENING draws will be held shortly after 10:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Tickets sold before 2 p.m. (Eastern Time) will be valid for the MIDDAY draw, tickets sold after 2 p.m. (Eastern Time) and until 10:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) will be valid for the EVENING draw. Tickets purchased after 10:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) will be valid for the next draw.
The draw date and “MIDDAY” or “EVENING” will be printed on the ticket. When checking to see if they have won prizes, players should always be sure that their tickets were valid for the MIDDAY and/or the EVENING draw. Tickets sold before 2 p.m. (Eastern Time) will be valid for the MIDDAY draw, tickets sold after 2 p.m. (Eastern Time) and until 10:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) will be valid for the EVENING draw. Tickets purchased after 10:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) will be valid for the next draw.
ENCORE sales with a PICK-4 purchase made before 2 p.m. are valid for the MIDDAY ENCORE draw, and ENCORE sales after 2 p.m. are valid for the EVENING ENCORE draw. Check your ticket to be sure.
Tickets for PICK-4 that are sold before 2 p.m. are valid for the MIDDAY draw. Advance Play is available for up to 10 consecutive draws. You can only enter the EVENING draw before 2 p.m. by purchasing an Advance Play ticket for a minimum of two draws.
How to check the results of Pick 4 and claim prize?
You can visit your nearest lottery retailer and check the results or check at the online Keno lottery website.
At the retailer you can also check the result with the draw machine that scans your ticket and you can see a winning message on the Customer Display Screen and hear a winning message play from the lottery terminal.
For LOTTO tickets, your winning prize amount will be printed (or ‘branded’) on the front, left-hand side of your original ticket.
If the retailer can pay your prize, he or she will tear through the bar code of your paid-out ticket, and return the validated ticket to you along with the corresponding Customer Receipt.
If a retailer is unable to validate your ticket because it is damaged you must mail it to the Prize Centre to determine if the ticket has won a prize.
Every time a retailer checks a LOTTO ticket on a lottery terminal, a customer receipt is printed.
The boxed ticket number on the customer receipt will match the ticket number on your LOTTO ticket.
The prize below $1000 is paid by the retailer or any lottery outlet when you produce your original ticket. Prizes above $1000 is paid by the OLG after verifying your documents and ID proof.