Drawings are held daily, seven days a week, at 12:29pm and 7:29pm, except Saturday evening. Pools close at 12:25 pm and 7:25pm, except Saturday. Saturday evening pools close at 7:45pm with the Saturday evening drawing occurring during the Cash Explosion Doubleplay television show, which airs from 7:30pm to 8:00pm and they are broadcast statewide.
Pick 4, Straight Winners on a Back-Up Bet
The “Play it Again” feature is part of most Ohio Lottery on-line games, including Pick 3, Pick 4, PICK 5, Rolling Cash 5, Classic Lotto/KICKER, KENO BOOSTER, Mega Millions/ MEGAPLIER, and Powerball/Power Play. A second barcode, printed on each ticket above the game logo, permits a retailer to scan the ticket with the 2D reader and duplicate the exact wager information for the next scheduled drawing.
“Play it Again” was added as a convenience for players because it eliminates the need for a new bet card. The feature also allows retailers to reproduce a customer's wager by eliminating the need to manually enter the numbers.
Once the added bar code at the top of a ticket is scanned by the 2D reader the terminal will print out the exact wager showing on that ticket. The terminal will show a confirmation screen before printing the wager so the customer can verify the cost of the new wager.
There is no additional charge for “Play it Again”. The customer pays only the cost of the duplicated ticket.
A Mega Millions ticket generated by the "Play it Again" barcode will include the same numbers played for each board, the draw duration, and the total wager amount.
“Play it Again” will duplicate the bet type, while offering players a choice of changing the following items:
The “Play it Again” feature will work only with the specific game ticket presented to a retailer. It will function just like it does for most online game tickets. A second barcode, printed on each ticket above the game logo, permits a retailer to scan the ticket with the 2D reader and duplicate the exact wager information for the next scheduled drawing.
Once the added bar code at the top of any Bundle Play ticket is scanned by the 2D reader the terminal will print out the exact wager showing on that ticket. Using “Play It Again” on a Bundle Play ticket will only reproduce that game wager. The entire Bundle Play package will not be duplicated.
Yes. The “Play it Again” barcode located at the top of the ticket will read just like a bet card and duplicate the wager regardless of the status of the ticket.
To “wheel” a bet is to play every combination of a Pick 3 number in a straight bet. The player must then pay for a straight bet on all 6 combinations of the number. If any combination of that number comes up, the player wins the straight amount of $250 for a $.50 bet or $500 for a $1 bet. For example, to play the numbers 1-2-3 in a wheel means that you are placing 6 straight bets on the numbers: 1-2-3; 2-1-3; 3-1-2; 1-3-2; 3-2-1 and 2-3-1. At $.50 per bet, playing 1-2-3 “wheel” costs $3 ($.50 X 6 bets).
On the other hand, in a boxed bet the amount wagered is divided across all combinations of the number, reducing your wager per number and therefore the payout when you win.
A boxed bet is a winner if any combination of your numbers come out as winning numbers. The 3-way and 6-way box bets only pertain to the Pick 3 game. The term “3-way” and “6-way” refer to the number of combinations that are possible for a certain bet. If your Pick 3 bet consists of 3 unique digits, such as 1-2-3, there are 6 different winning combinations possible (1-2-3; 1-3-2; 2-1-3; 2-3-1; 3-1-2; and 3-2-1). This is a 6-way box. A Pick 3 number that has 2 like numbers, such as 1-1-2, only has 3 possible winning combinations--1-1-2; 1-2-1; and 2-1-1. This is a 3-way box bet. You win more money for 3-way box bets because there is a lower probability of winning with only 3 possible combinations rather than 6.
The same principle applies to the Pick 4 box bets which are the 24-way, 12-way, 6-way and 4-way boxes. Again, the “24-way” refers to how many possible combinations of a number there are. A Pick 4 boxed bet with 4 unique digits, such as 1-2-3-4, has 24 different possible winning combinations. With 24 ways to win, this is the easiest Pick 4 box, therefore it has the lowest payout. The 12-way box applies to a number that has 2 like numbers within it, such as 1-1-2-3. The 6-way box has 2 pair, example 1-1-2-2; and a 4 way box has 3 like numbers, for example 1-1-1-2. The 4-way box has the highest payout because with only 4 possible combinations, it is the least probable box bet to win.
You can play both Pick 3 and Pick 4 numbers in a “back-up” bet. This simply means that you are backing up one straight bet combination with a box bet. Therefore, if your straight bet wins, you win both the straight amount and the boxed amount. If your numbers do not come up straight, but a combination of your numbers come up, you win only the boxed amount.
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