Western Canada - Pick 4
Pick 4 is a daily game available in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Draws take place in Winnipeg at 21:30 Central Time/20:30 Mountain Time/19:30 Pacific Time, with ticket sales closing just before the draw and reopening immediately afterward.
Pick 4 tickets cost CAD 1.00. Players choose four numbers from 0 to 9,or go for a Quick Pick for randomly generated ones, and because each number is chosen independently, it is possible to choose four of the same.
Players can choose Straight Play for a chance to win the jackpot, or Box Play to open up secondary prize tiers.
The Extra game costs an additional CAD 1.00 per Pick 4 game, with players receiving a random seven-digit number printed on their ticket for a chance to win the CAD 250,000 jackpot. Extra offers a second prize of CAD 100,000 for matching the last six digits, with five further secondary prizes also being available.
Players can choose Advance Play for up to 25 draws at a time.
Pick 4 has a fixed jackpot of CAD 5,000, with no rollovers or roll downs if the prize fails to be won.
Odds and Prizes
The odds of winning the Pick 4 jackpot are 1 in 1,000.
It is only possible to win the jackpot by playing Straight Play, with the four secondary prizes only available through Box Play.
|Prize Category||Numbers Matched||Winning Odds||Winning Odds %|
|1||4, in exact order||1 in 10,000||0.01|
4, with three identical
numbers (e.g.; 1115)
|1 in 2,500||0.04|
4, with two pairs of
|1 in 1,667||0.06|
4, with two identical
numbers (e.g.; 5590)
|1 in 833||0.12|
4, in any order,
with unique numbers
|1 in 417||0.24|
Payout and Taxes
Prize winners have up to one year to make a claim.
Prizes are paid out as tax-free lump sums.
Who Can Play Pick 4 Western?
Players must be at least 18 years of age to play Pick 4, with tickets sold at lottery retailers in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Pick 4 is not available to players outside of Western Canada Lottery Corporation provinces; however, a game of the same name with a similar format is available to players in Ontario.
History of Pick 4 Western
Pick 4 is operated by the Western Canada Lottery Corporation.