NJ Pick 4

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Latest Draw: Tue Dec 6

4 2 3 7
Fireball: 8

Next Drawing: Wed Dec 7


Latest Draw: Tue Dec 6

5 6 2 8
Fireball: 7

Next Drawing: Wed Dec 7

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What is the NJ Pick 4?

NJ Pick 4 is a twice daily draw game where you try to pick four numbers between 0 and 9 that match the winning numbers drawn to win a cash prize.  You can also select Quick Pick and the random number generator will choose the numbers for you.  The New Jersey Lottery has both a midday and evening Pick 4 draw game.

You are able to select the amount you want to play.  Choose a wager between 50 cents and $5.  The NJ Pick 4 drawings are held seven days a week.  The NJ Lottery posts all results immediately after each drawing.

Add Fireball to your play for more chances to win.  Adding Fireball doubles the price of your base play ticket and applies to all panels. Players can also add Instant Match (optional) for an extra $1 for a chance to win prizes instantly.

When are New Jersey Pick 4 Draw Times?

Day time draw game sales cut-off 1:20 pm ET and night time sales stop at 10:53 pm ET. 

 Draw Times
Sunday1:30 pm / 10:57 pm ET
Monday1:30 pm / 10:57 pm ET
Tuesday1:30 pm / 10:57 pm ET
Wednesday1:30 pm / 10:57 pm ET
Thursday1:30 pm / 10:57 pm ET
Friday1:30 pm / 10:57 pm ET
Saturday1:30 pm / 10:57 pm ET

How do I Play NJ Lottery Pick 4 Drawing?

  1. PICK YOUR NUMBERS:

    Ask for a Quick Pick and let the lottery terminal select the numbers for you, or choose four numbers between 0 and 9.

  2. BUY YOUR TICKET:

    Pick one of five different play types: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Wheel or Pairs.  Cash 4 tickets cost between 50 cents and $5 per play.

  3. PLAY MULTIPLE DRAWINGS:

    You can play your numbers for up to 7 consecutive drawing dates on the same ticket. Just tell the cashier at the time of your purchase or mark the Advance Play box on your selection slip.

  4. ADD FIREBALL:

    Adding Fireball is an option that will double the price of your play ticket.  The Fireball number can be used to replace any number drawn, giving players an extra chance to create more combinations.

  5. ADD INSTANT MATCH:

    Adding Instant Match is an option that will add $1 per play.  With Instant Match you have a chance to win up to $500 instantly.

What are the NJ Lotto Pick 4 Play Types?

STRAIGHT: Match the winning numbers in exact order to win.

BOX: Match the winning numbers in any order to win.

STRAIGHT/BOX: Match the winning numbers in exact order and win 1/2 the Straight prize and 1/2 the Box prize, or match the winning numbers in any order and win 1/2 the Box prize only. 

WHEEL: Pick four numbers and a Straight bet is placed on every possible four-digit combination of those numbers.  The ticket price is higher as more combinations are played. 

PAIRS: Match the first two numbers in exact order (front pair) or the last two numbers in exact order (back pair). 

What Can I Win Playing NJ’s Cash 4?

Play TypeOddsPrize ($1 Wager)
Straight (Exact)1 in 10,000$5,000
Box (4-Way)1 in 2,500$1,200
Box (6-Way)1 in 1,667$800
Box (12-Way)1 in 833$400
Box (24-Way)1 in 417$200
Straight / Box (4-Way)1 in 10,000 & 1 in 2,500Box $600 / Straight $3,100
Straight / Box (6-Way)1 in 10,000 & 1 in 1,667Box $400 / Straight $2,900
Straight / Box (12-Way)1 in 10,000 & 1 in 833Box $200 / Straight $2,700
Straight / Box (24-Way)1 in 10,000 & 1 in 417Box $100 / Straight $2,600
Front/Back Pairs1 in 100$50
4-Way Wheel1 in 2,500$5,000
6-Way Wheel1 in 1,667$5,000
12-Way Wheel1 in 833$5,000
24-Way Wheel1 in 417$5,000

What Can I Win Playing Cash 4 Fireball?

Play TypeOddsPrize ($1 Wager)
Straight (Exact)1 in 2,500$1,375
Box (4-Way)1 in 625$343
Box (6-Way)1 in 417$229
Box (12-Way)1 in 208$114
Box (24-Way)1 in 104$57
Straight / Box (4-Way)1 in 2,500 & 1 in 625Box $171.50 / Straight $859
Straight / Box (6-Way)1 in 2,500 & 1 in 417Box $114.50 / Straight $802
Straight / Box (12-Way)1 in 2,500 & 1 in 208Box $57 / Straight $744.50
Straight / Box (24-Way)1 in 2,500 & 1 in 104Box $28.50 / Straight $716
Front/Back Pairs1 in 25$13
4-Way Combo1 in 625$1,375
6-Way Combo1 in 417$1,375
12-Way Combo1 in 208$1,375
24-Way Combo1 in 104$1,375

NJ Pick 4 FAQs

Q: What is the NJ Pick 4?

A: Pick 4 is a twice daily draw game where players select four numbers, each from 0 through 9 to win a top prize of $5,000 for a straight $1 play.


Q: How much do Pick 4 tickets cost?

A: Tickets cost between $0.50 and $5 per play.


Q: Where and when can I play NJ Pick 4?

A: You can play both Midday and Evening Pick 4 at all New Jersey Lottery retailers. Midday Draws take place at approximately 12:59 p.m. and evening draws at approximately 10:57 p.m.  Tickets for each drawing may be purchased up to 6 minutes (day drawing) and 4 minutes (night drawing) prior to the next drawing.


Q: Do NJ Pick 4 tickets expire?

A: Prizes must be claimed within 1 year of the draw date on which the prize was won.

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