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Posted  Sunday, Sept 30, 2007
Revised  Oct 16, 2007  11 AM
Daily 4  An Unfair & Unscrupulous Wager Being Sold To You Daily 4 The first drawing for Daily 4 will be held Monday, October 1, 2007. The TLC will conduct two Daily 4 draws per day  one at 12:27 PM and the other drawing at 10:12 PM. You are picking 4 numbers from a total of 40 balls. There are 10,000 possible combinations. They range from 0000 to 9999. The odds of Daily 4 is onein10,000  a much harder game to win than Pick3. The bets in Daily 4 include the same bets that's currently available in the Pick3  except they You will be able to bet on the front pair, mid pair, back pair, the sum of all 4 numbers as
Definitions & Prize Amounts "Straight" Bets "Box" Bets But in the Daily 4, there are 4 different prizes amounts for box (any) bets  One for a "4 Way Box" (pays $600); one for a "6 Way Box" (pays $400); one for a "12 way box" (pays $200); and one for a "24 way box" (pays $100). Here's why they are different ... A 50 cent 24 way box bet would pay $100. There are "12 ways" that two like digits (double digits) and two different digits can come in: 0021, 0012, 0120, 0210, 0201, 0102, 1002, 1020, 1200, 2001, 2100, 2010. A 50 cent 12 way box bet would pay $200. There are "6 ways" that two like digits (00) and another 2 like digits (11) can come in  0011, 0110, 1010, 1001, 1100, 1010. A 50 cent 6 way box bet would pay $400. There are "4 ways" that 3 like digits (000) and one different digit can come in  0001, 0010, 0100, 1000. A 50 cent 4 way box bet would pay $600. Front Pair, Mid Pair and Back Pair  DO NOT PLAY SUM IT UP WITH THIS WAGER For a 50 cent bet, you'd win $25. A $1 bet would pay $50. In some instances, this could be a pretty good bet so long as you have stats on the numbers! I would think it would take about a year or two to obtain the information you'd really want to make calculated bets on the pairs. Straight/Box Bet Combo Bet There are "24 Ways" that 4 different digits can come in: 1234, 1243, 1324, 1342, 1423, 1432, 2134, 2143, 2314, 2341, 2413, 2431, 3124, 3142, 3241, 3214, 3412, 3421, 4123, 4132, 4213, 4231, 4312, 4321. There are "12 ways" that two like digits (double digits) and two different digits can come in: 0021, 0012, 0120, 0210, 0201, 0102, 1002, 1020, 1200, 2001, 2100, 2010. There are "6 ways" that two like digits (00) and another 2 like digits (11) can come in  0011, 0110, 1010, 1001, 1100, 1010. There are "4 ways" that 3 like digits (000) and one different digit can come in  0001, 0010, 0100, 1000. A combo bet means that you are betting that all four of your numbers will be drawn so you are betting every possible combination. Much like wheeling. You will win only one of your bets IF all four of your numbers are drawn in any order because you've bet them all. Cost & Prize Amounts For Combo Bets
Sum It Up The bet is simple  you simply add the four digits drawn and IF you put money on the "Sum it Up" bet and IF that sum is dawn, irregardless of it being the numbers you actually played, then you win your Sum It Up bet. The prize amounts for the Sum It Up bet are less than desirable though. Oct 16, 2007  Inserted this paragraph  CATCH 22  Beware players  The TLC allows you to spend your money on a SUM IT UP with "Pair" plays. The problem is, to arrive at your sum, the lottery terminals are adding your 2 numbers but it's the sum of FOUR numbers that wins the bet. Complaint was filed with the AG on Oct. 11, 2007 regarding this issue. Read story  Click here. Very important  To play the "Sum It Up," you have to have made another bet. You can't play the Sum it UP feature without making another bet so you will spend at least $1 to play. If you play Straight/Box/Lucky Sum and you select "50 cent play," your ticket will cost you $1.50. That is 50 cent for each bet ... the "straight" bet, the "box" bet and the "lucky sum" bet. The Prize Chart for the Sum It Up Bet.
Advice For Players: Don't bet $2, $3, $4, and $5 on a set of numbers. There is a "repeat" key on the terminals that clerks can use to run multiple tickets for the drawing. I realize few retail clerks know how to use the "repeat" key on their terminals but some do so find one that does OR fill out a playslip and ask the clerk to run it 5, 10, 20, 30 times so you can avoid going to a claim center to collect your prize and you can avoid that W2G. Remember, you can collect from retailers any amount under $599  you may have to go to several retails to collect  but its worth it! Pick 3 Proposed Changes  Read the Details 