A Very Good Day for Pick 4 PlayersTuesday, November 1st, 2011
Midday Drawing Pays Out $5.4 Million
Lottery officials long ago stopped asking themselves why certain Pick 3 and Pick 4 combinations are more popular than others. Triples, quadruples and numbers that mirror the date require no explanation, of course. But why do other, seemingly innocuous combinations, garner so much attention? Today’s afternoon Pick 4 winning number, 1-2-1-2, which “broke the bank” by paying out more than $5.4 million in prizes, continues the mystery.
Records show that Lottery players in Maryland wagered $284,524 on today’s Midday Pick 4 drawing. 6,036 players guessed correctly on 1-2-1-2. Today’s Pick 4 payout is just under 2,000% of sales for the game.