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Massachusetts Lottery The Numbers Game General Information and Links

The Massachusetts The Numbers Game lottery is essentially a 4-digit game that can also be used as a 1-, 2-, or 3-digit game. With its two playslips - one for 1 and 2 digits, the other for 3 and 4 digits, it offers a wide range of wagering ways to make it the most ingenious and versatile of all 4-dgit lottery games in th US. You can play the The Numbers Game game for as low as 25¢.

Massachusetts The Numbers Game drawing schedule: The Numbers Game drawings are held twice a day, day draw and evening draw. Day drawings are held at approximately 12:57 p.m. everyday, and evening drawings are held at approximately 7:57 p.m daily.

Massachusetts The Numbers Game drawing method: Drawings for The Numbers Game use a mechanical machine as described by MA lottery drawing method.

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How to Play Massachusetts The Numbers Game Lottery

From a Massachusetts Lottery retailer (a gas station, a convenience store, a food store, etc. which plays MA Lottery) get The Numbers Game betting slips. There are two types of betting slips - the 1&2 digit betting slip and the 3&4 digit betting slip. Each betting slip contains an area where you mark your selected number and other areas where you mark play types, amounts, etc. Each number selection area contains four colums of the digits 0 to 9. You have to fill one betting slip for each number you want to play.

Betting on 3&4 digits

Mark the first digit of your number on the first column, the second digit on the second column, the third digit on the third column, and the fourth digit on the fourth column. So, if you want to play 8142, then 8 will be marked in the first column, 1 in the second column, 4 in the third column, and 2 in the fourth column. To play a 3-digit game, fill out either the first three or the last three columns only. Next select and mark the amount under the type of play of your selection - Exact Order (25¢, 50¢, $1, $2); Any Order (50¢, $1, $2); Combo (25¢, 50¢).

Betting on 1&2 digits

Mark one or two columns corresponding to the digit(s) you want to play. For example, to play 20 as the middle digits, mark 2 on the second column and 0 on the third column. 1&2 digit bets are always exact order bets and can be made for $.50 to $10.00.

The numbers you are playing are valid only for the next draw. You may specify either the mid-day or evining draw, or both. In fact, playing both draws doubles the price.

Next, present the completed playslip to the lottery retailer to receive your printed ticket. Check your ticket immediately to ensure that the numbers, dates, and play type match your request.

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Play Types and How You Win the Massachusetts The Numbers Game Lottery

There are several ways you can play and win the Massachusetts The Numbers Game. The play types can broadly divided into two groups - Exact Order plays and Any Order plays. Moreover, there is a shortcut play of exact orders for 3&4 digit called Combo. These types together with how much is paid for a winning Massachusetts The Numbers Game type are listed below. However, note that since payouts for The Numbers Game are on pari-mutuel basis, the amounts are only estimates.

  1. Exact Order

  2. Exact Order can be played with any number of digits (1, 2, 3, or 4). For 3-digits, you must select either the first or the last three (no digit skipping).

    1. 4-Digit Exact Order
    2. You win by matching the winning The Numbers Game number in the exact order drawn. For example, if you play the 8142 as Straight, you'll win only if the winning number is exactly 8142; you don't win anything if the winning number is 8412 or 8144. The prize of Massachusetts The Numbers Game Exact-4 game is approximately $5,000 for a $1 game.

    3. 3-Digit Exact Order
    4. First off, you have to mark either the first three or the last three columns of the the selection panel. You win by matching the winning The Numbers Game number in the exact order drawn. For example, if you play first 814 as Exact Order, you'll win only if the winning number starts with exactly 814, no matter what the fourth digit may be; you don't win anything if the winning number is like 8412 or 0814. The prize of Exact-3 game is approximately $500 for a $1 game.

    5. 2-Digit Exact Order
    6. You have to mark only two columns of the the selection panel. You win by matching the winning The Numbers Game number in the exact order and position drawn. For example, if you play first pair 81, you'll win only if the winning number starts with exactly 81, no matter what the third and fourth digits may be; you don't win anything if the winning number is like 8141 or 1814. The prize of Exact-2 game is approximately $50 for a $1 game.

    7. 1-Digit Exact Order
    8. You have to mark only one column of the the selection panel. You win by matching the winning The Numbers Game number in the exact order and position drawn. For example, if you play second digit 1, you'll win only if the winning number's second digit is 1, no matter what the others are; you'll win with 0100 but not with 1011. The prize of Exact-1 game is approximately $5 for a $1 game.

  3. Any Order

  4. Any Order can be played with only 3&4 digits. For 3-digits, you must select either the first or the last three (no digit skipping).

    1. 4-Digit Any Order
    2. You win by matching the numbers in any order. For example, if you play 8142 as Box, you'll win if the The Numbers Game winning number contains the four digits 1, 2, 4, and 8 in any order, such as 2148 or 4218; but not if any one is missing like 8144.

      The prize of Massachusetts The Numbers Game 4-Digit Any Order play depends on whether the digits are repeated or not. A number such as 8142, where none of the digits repeats pays the lowest and is about $200 for a $1 game. If one of the digits is double, like 8182, it pays twice as much (about $400 for a $1 game). If two digits are doubled, like 8118, then it pays about $800. If one of the digits is tripled, like 8188, then it pays about $1200 for a $1 game. There is no Any Order play for numbers with all four identical digits such as 8888. These The Numbers Game numbers can only be played Exact Order.

    3. 3-Digit Any Order
    4. First off, you have to mark either the first three or the last three columns of the the selection panel. You win by matching the winning The Numbers Game number in the any order drawn. For example, if you play first 814 as Any Order, you'll win as long as the winning number contains 1,4, and 8 in any order in the first three digits no matter what the fourth digit may be like 4810; you don't win anything if the winning number is 8241 or 0814. The prize of Any-3 play depends on whether the digits are repeated or not. For non-repeating digits the prize is approximately $80 for a $1 game. If one of the digits repeats, it pays about $160 for a $1 game.

  5. Combo

  6. This play type is simply a shortcut of playing Exact Order all possible combinations of the selected number.

    1. 4-Digit Combo
    2. For example, if you want to win about $2,500 on the number 8188 in any order, then you have to play in Exact Order all the possible combinations, namely, 8188, 1888, 8818, and 8881, at a price of $2 (50¢ for each). The shortcut is simply to fill out any one of the combinations (say, 1888) and mark Combo for 50¢; you'll still pay $2. Note that a 50¢ combo play of a non-repeating-digit numbers such as 8142 costs $12 since there are 24 possible combinations (1248, 2148, 1284, 1482, etc.).

    3. 3-Digit Combo
    4. The 3-Digit Combo play is in principle identical to the 4-Digit Combo except that this time you are betting on the first or last 3 digits. The price depends on the number of combinations - a non-repeaing 3-digit has 6 combinations; a double has 3 combinations.

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Prizes and Odds of Massachusetts Lottery The Numbers Game

How much does Massachusetts The Numbers Game pay for Exact Order or Any Order? The following is a summary of estimated winner prize payouts and the odds of winning.

Play TypeOddsEstimated Prize (for $1 bet)
4-Exact Order1 in 10,000$5,000
3-Exact Order1 in 1,000$500
2-Exact Order1 in 100$50
1-Exact Order1 in 10$5
Any-4 with 1 digit tripled1 in 2,500$1,200
Any-4 with 2 digits doubled1 in 1,667$800
Any-4 with 1 digits doubled1 in 833$400
Any-4 with non-repeating digits1 in 417$200
Any-3 with 1 digits doubled1 in 333$160
Any-3 with non-repeating digits1 in 167$80

The actual The Numbers Game payouts are listed here

For Massachusetts Lottery general rules and how to claim prizes, please see Massachusetts Lottery general info page.



Links to some The Numbers Game pages of the Massachusetts Lottery Official Web Site

Although we have tried to cover all the pertinent information of the Massachusetts The Numbers Game, we recommend that you also look at the following pages at the Massachusetts Lottery official web site.



Massachusetts The Numbers Game at US-Lotteries.com

The main purpose of this web site (US-Lotteries.com) is to present a well formatted latest and past results; analysis and statistics of past winning numbers, digits, pairs, triads; search to see if your favorite numbers have ever won or have come close to winning the jackpot; mathematical tools such as combinations generators and wheels. The complete list of all Massachusetts The Numbers Game pages of this web site are listed below.

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The Numbers Game
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- Triads Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
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Mass Cash
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- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
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Mega Millions
- Mega Millions Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Number-Ball Pair Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Lucky for Life
- Lucky for Life Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
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- Pairs Analysis
- Number-Ball Pair Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Powerball
- Powerball Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
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- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
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