|Type Of Play||To Win, Match Your Four #s To #s As Drawn In||You Win If Any Of These Combinations Are Drawn||Chances|
|Prize - $1 Play|
|$1 Straight||Exact Order||1234||1 in 10,000||$6,000|
|4-Way (# has 3 same digits)||Any Order||3999||1 in 2,500||$1,500|
|6-Way (# has 2 pair same digits)||Any Order||2233||1 in 1,667||$1,000|
|12-Way (# has 2 same digits)||Any Order||3822||1 in 833||$500|
|24-Way (# has 4 different digits)||Any Order||1234||1 in 417||$250|
(50¢ / 50¢)
|4-Way (# has 3 same digits)||Exact Order or
|1112||1 in 10,000 or 1 in 2,500||$3,750 or $750|
|6-Way (# has 2 pair same digits)||Exact Order or
|5566||1 in 10,000 or 1 in 1,667||$3,500 or $500|
|12-Way (# has 2 same digits)||Exact Order or
|9772||1 in 10,000 or 1 in 833||$3,250 or $250|
|24-Way (# has 4 different digits)||Exact Order or
|5678||1 in 10,000 or 1 in 417||$3,125 or $125|
|$1 Front Pair||Exact Order (of first 2 digits only)||12XX||1 in 100||$60|
|$1 Back Pair||Exact Order (of last 2 digits only)||XX34||1 in 100||$60|
|$1 Middle Pair||Exact Order (of middle 2 digits only)||X23X||1 in 100||$60|
|$1 Front 3||Exact Order (of first 3 digits only)||123X||1 in 1,000||$600|
|$1 Back 3||Exact Order (of last 3 digits only)||X234||1 in 1,000||$600|
($4 - $24)
|This wager provides the player all possible # combinations of the 4 #s drawn for Exact-Order win.||Chances depend on numbers selected.||$6,000|
|Pick four numbers between 0 and 9 and mark them on the Pick 4 playslip.|
|Then select the play amount.|
|Quick Pick: Use Quick Pick ("QP") to allow the computer to choose your numbers randomly.|
|Decide the order of your numbers match: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Front Pair, Back Pair or Combo.
|Midday, Evening Or Both: Select "Midday," "Evening" or "Both" depending on the drawing(s) for which you want your play to be eligible.|
|Multiple Draws: Play the same numbers for up to 14 consecutive drawings (Midday OR Evening) by selecting "MULTI DRAW."|
Two Missouri Lottery games - Pick 3 and Pick 4 - have liability limits, meaning players may be denied the purchase of numbers when a certain number of tickets with a particular combination have been sold. Liability limits have been placed on these games to keep the Lottery from selling more winning tickets than it can pay. The liability limit is $2 million for Pick 3 and $2 million for Pick 4. Setting liability limits is standard in the lottery industry on games with fixed payouts.
On rare occasions, popular Pick 3 and Pick 4 numbers may "sell out" and cannot be purchased. Liability limits are reached when a large number of people have chosen a certain number combination, such as the Pick 4 combination 2-0-0-0, which was popular on Jan. 1, 2000 to mark the new millennium.
There is no need for liability limits on Lotto and Powerball numbers, since jackpots are pari-mutuel, meaning the jackpot prize is divided equally among all its winners.
The Missouri Lottery has an obligation to raise as much money for public education programs, while also ensuring that we have funds available to pay winners. To accomplish this, we must be able to limit our potential payout to an amount that we expect to reasonably pay based on the sales we generate for this game.