Midday Pick 4 Payout for 2-0-1-6 Dwarfs Sales

Lucky players walk away with $1.36 million in prizes

Maryland Lottery Pick 4 players who selected the year 2016 as their lucky numbers for the midday drawing enjoyed a huge payout on Wednesday, July 13.

More than $1.36 million found its way back into happy Marylanders’ pockets in prizes while the Lottery collected $290,775 in sales. The midday payout percentage was nearly 460 percent!

Lottery officials report that big payouts are common in Pick 3 and Pick 4 games when the most popular of these unusual combinations, triples and quadruples, are drawn. In 2015, for example, the evening Pick 3 drawing on Aug. 30 was 7-7-7 and that paid out more than $1.05 million on sales of $304,800.

The last time the calendar year was hit in a Pick 4 drawing during that year was May 14, 2009, when 2-0-0-9 hit in the evening drawing.

Maryland Lottery Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings take place at midday and evening, seven days a week. They are televised on WBAL-TV 11 and posted on mdlottery.com.