How to Win the Connecticut Pick 4, New York Win 4, & Pennsylvania Big 4 Lotteries

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The Connecticut Pick 4, New York Win 4, and PA Big 4 Lotteries have the same amount of drawings. Each State’s Lottery Pick 4 games offer two drawings per day seven days a week. I decided to compare the Daily Pick 4 midday and evening drawings and results of these three neighboring states from the period of February 1, 2009 through April 30, 2009.

The Pick 4 Lottery has 10,000 possible winning numbers from 0000 to 9999 to play with an investment of either $.50 or $1. To play a Straight ticket means that the player expects his/her four (4) chosen digits to come in the exact order of the drawn Pick 4, Win 4, or Big 4 numbers in their respective States.

The Pick 4 Lottery is a popular choice for professional lottery players because of payout of $5,000 for a $1 Straight Ticket Win. The 10,000 to 1 odds of winning a Straight Ticket is very winnable compared to the State Lotteries, Powerball, and Mega Millions with the odds of over 175 million to one of winning the multimillion dollar jackpot.

The Win 4 number with all four digits being the same is known as a “Quad”. These numbers – 0000, 1111, 2222, 3333, 4444, 5555, 6666, 7777, 8888, & 9999 – can only be played as a Straight Ticket investment because it is the only form available. Each of these ten number’s odds is 10,000 to 1, and the payout for one dollar is $5,000.

Most average Americans believe the only way to become “rich” is to win the Lottery. Despite the astronomical odds against them of winning they invest their money in these multimillion dollar prize drawings in hopes that this time they will be “The Jackpot Winner”. But week after week they throw their losing tickets away. Their hopes of winning are rekindled as the jackpot amounts soar to new heights of $100 to $300 Million.

These folks are just “gambling” their money away. Most professional investors will tell that in order to be successful you need to know the odds against you, have a strategy or system for your game of choice, and use good money management. When you do these things, you can become a winner. Some professional lottery players, including the Pick 4, Win 4, and Big 4 players make a second income with smart knowledgeable investment strategies and good money management. Others make it their full-time job. With one $20 investment a Winning Straight Pick 4 Ticket pays out $100,000. This is a nice yearly salary which doubles that of the average American worker.

There is another option of investment for the Win 4 players, and that is investing your money smartly on a “Box Ticket”. The Box Ticket allows your winning four digits to come in any order. The odds are lower and so are the payouts.

If you play a “Triple” Pick 4 number such as 1222, then you will be a Winner if any of the following orders are drawn: 1222, 2122, 2212, or 2221. In playing a Triple number (three of the four digits are the same) you have reduced your odds of winning to 2500 to 1. Your Box Ticket Payout for each $1 is $1200. Or, for a $.50 Box Ticket you will receive $600. This is a great return on your investment. These numbers are referred to as 4-way box. One $5 investment will give you a ROI of $6,000.

The next playable numbers are known as 6-way box numbers or “double-doubles”. The four digits are composed of two sets of 2-like numbers such as 2233. By playing double-doubles in the PA Big 4 Game to be drawn in any order – 2233, 3322, 2332, 3223, 2323, & 3232 – your return on your $1 Box Ticket will be $800. Your odds of winning are 1,667 to 1. A $7 Box investment on the right number will bring in over $5,000.

With odds of 833 to 1 the “double” or 12-way Pick 4 Box Winning number will increase your wealth by $400 for every one dollar invested. In a double number two of the four numbers are the same, and can come in any order: 1233, 2133, 3312, 3321, 3132, 3231, 1332, 2331, 3132, 3231, 3123, & 3213. A $5 Box Ticket investment gives you a ROI of $2000 with any of these 12 possible winning numbers.

The last and largest segment of Pick 4 numbers are known as “singles”. All four digits are different….1234. There are twenty-four different forms of 1234 that will make you a Winner. Your $1 investment will pay you $200. Your odds of winning are lowered to 417-1.

Comparing the last months (February.-March-April 2009) of these three State Lotteries of Pick 4, Win 4, and Big 4 the chart below shows the outcomes from each of these five groups of Daily Pick 4 Winning numbers.

CT Pick 4

# of Draws – 178 = 100%

Quads – 0 = 0%

Triples – 7 = 4%

Dbl-Dbl – 5 = 3%

Doubles – 77 = 43%

Singles – 89 = 50%

NY Win 4

# of Draws – 178 = 100%

Quads – 1 = 1/2%

Triples – 9 = 5%

Dbl-Dbl – 2 = 1%

Doubles – 70 = 39%

Singles – 96 = 54%

PA Big 4

# of Draws – 178 = 100%

Quads – 0 = 0%

Triples – 7 = 4%

Dbl-Dbl – 3 = 1%

Doubles – 71 = 40%

Singles – 97 = 54%

Note: Due to fractional percentages the totals are rounded up and may not always equal 100 percent.

If you want to WIN, then according to the chart above, your best investment potential is to stay with singles and doubles. These two categories represent 93 to 97 percent of all the winning Pick 4 numbers.

The Connecticut Pick 4, New York Win 4, and Pennsylvania Big 4 results are very similar with very little difference in their percentages. Play smart, start by choosing to keep your investments to single and double CT Pick 4, NY Win 4 and PA Big 4 numbers. Find a proven and verifiable Pick 4 Strategy and use good money management to be a successful Pick 4 Player to put some extra money in your pocket.



Source by Robert Walsh

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