Pick 4 Players Break the Bank

Evening Drawing Pays $1.1 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?  Last night’s Pick 4 winning number, 1-1-0-3, which “broke the bank” by paying out more than $1.1 million in prizes, continues the mystery.

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Records show that Lottery players in Maryland wagered $454,973 on Thursday evening’s Pick 4 drawing.  The seemingly innocuous winning numbers were predicted by enough players to produce a prize payout that was 260% of sales for the game.