How To Play Daily 4 - A Tough Game To Win ...


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Posted - Sunday, Sept 30, 2007
Revised - Oct 16, 2007 - 11 AM



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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.

The Daily 4 is played just like the Pick3 except you will be selecting 4 numbers between 0 and 9
instead of 3 numbers between 0 and 9.

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 one-in-10,000 - 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
changed all the betting terminology
(shown below) - and they added new ways to bet and win.

You will be able to bet on the front pair, mid pair, back pair, the sum of all 4 numbers as
well as Box, Straight, Straight/Box and Combo.


Different Betting Language For Daily 4
Pick3 Terminology Daily 4 Terminology
Any Order Box
Exact Order Straight
Exact/Any Order Straight/Box
Combo
(3 Way, 6 Way)
Combo
(4 Way, 6 Way
12 Way, 24 Way)
Sum It Up Front-Pair
- Mid-Pair
- Back-Pair
- Sum It Up

Definitions & Prize Amounts

"Straight" Bets
A Straight bet is the same as an EXACT bet when playing Pick3. A 50 cent straight bet pays $2500 and a $1 straight bet pays $5000. The odds of winning are extremely slim! You'll need lots of luck. To collect your winnings, you will have to go to a claim center. You will also receive a W2-G. (A 50 cent exact bet in Pick3 pays $250 and a $1 exact bet pays $500)

"Box" Bets
A "box" bet is the same as an "ANY" bet for Pick3.

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 ...
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.

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
You can pick two numbers to play as the front pair, the middle pair or the last pair and if they come in, you win.

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
The straight/box bet is the same as an exact/any bet in Pick3. A 50 cent bet would cost you $1. You are making two bets in one play - a straight order bet and a box bet. The payouts are determined by the numbers chosen by you. Are they 4 way, 6 way, 12 way or 24 way numbers? If your numbers are drawn in exact order, then you'll win both bets and the payouts are explained above. If your numbers don't come in exact, but all 4 numbers are drawn, then you'll win the box bet - again the prize amount is explained above.

Combo Bet
Betting "combo" means that you are buying all combinations for your numbers. There could 4 combinations, 6 combinations, 12 combinations or 24 combinations for your selection of numbers. This is an extremely costly 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

Daily 4 Prize Chart
Combo Play
Daily 4 Bet Amount Cost of Ticket Prize
4 Way 6 Way 12 Way 24 Way
.50 $2 $3 $6 $12 $2500
$1 $4 $6 $12 $24 $5000
$2 $8 $12 $24 $48 $10,000
$3 $12 $18 $36 $72 $15,000
$4 $16 $24 $48 $96 $20,000
$5 $20 $30 $60 $120 $25,000

Sum It Up
The "Sum It Up" bet is ... you can bet on the "sum" of the four numbers. The sums range from 0 to 36. The four digits drawn can be from 0000 to 9999 so the sum of 0 to 36 covers all 10,000 combinations.

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.

Bet Amounts For Daily 4 Are In Addition To Your Other Bets
Cost and Prize Chart For Sum It Up Bets
Sum
Picked
50 Cent Bet
Costs to Play
Box: $1
Straight: $1
Straight/ Box: $1.50
$1 Bet
Costs to Play
Box: $2
Straight: $2
Straight/Box $3
$2 Bet
Costs to Play
Box: $4
Straight: $4
Straight/ Box: $6
$3 Bet
Costs to Play
Box: $6
Straight: $6
Straight/ Box: $9
$4 Bet
Costs to Play
Box: $8
Straight: $8
Straight/ Box: $12
$5 Bet
Costs to Play
Box: $10
Straight: $10
Straight/ Box: $15
0 or 36 $2500 $5000 $10,000 $15,000 $20,000 $25,000
1 or 35 $625 $1,250 $2,500 $3750 $5000 $6250
2 or 34 $250 $500 $1000 $1500 $2000 $2500
3 or 33 $125 $250 $500 $750 $1000 $1250
4 or 32 $71 $142 $285 $428 $571 $714
5 or 31 $44 $89 $178 $267 $357 $446
6 or 30 $29 $59 $119 $178 $238 $297
7 or 29 $20 $41 $83 $125 $166 $208
8 or 28 $15 $30 $60 $90 $121 $151
9 or 27 $11 $22 $45 $68 $90 $113
10 or 26 $8 $17 $35 $53 $70 $88
11 or 25 $7 $14 $28 $43 $57 $71
12 or 24 $6 $12 $24 $36 $48 $60
13 or 23 $5 $10 $20 $31 $41 $52
14 or 22 $4 $9 $18 $27 $37 $46
15 or 21 $4 $8 $16 $25 $33 $42
16 or 20 $3 $7 $15 $23 $31 $39
17 or 19 $3 $7 $15 $22 $30 $37
18 $3 $7 $14 $22 $29 $37

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 W-2G. Remember, you can collect from retailers any amount under $599 - you may have to go to several retails to collect - but its worth it!


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