Pennsylvania Lottery Daily Number General Information and Links
How to Play Pennsylvania Daily Number Lottery
From a Pennsylvania Lottery retailer (a gas station, a convenience store, a food store, etc. which plays PA Lottery) get
a Daily Number playslip. A playslip contains five different play areas, marked Game A through Game E. Each play
area represents a different Daily Number play. If you want to play only one number, fill out only the first - Game A; if
you want to play 15 numbers, then get three playslips and fill all the Games, A to E of all of them.
Each Daily Number play panel contains three columns of the digits 0 to 9. Mark the first digit of your number on the first column,
the second digit on the second column, and the third digit on the third column. So, if you want to play the number 409, then
4 will be marked in the first column, 0 in the second column, and 9 in the third column. Next select and mark the amount (50¢
or $1), then select the type of play - Straight, Box, Straight/Box, or Super Straight.
If you are playing Front Pair, mark only the first two columns of the digits and leave the last one blank, then mark "Front Pair".
If you are playing Back Pair, mark only the last two columns of the digits and leave the first one blank, then mark "Back Pair".
The numbers you are playing are valid only for the next draw. If you want to specify either the day or evining draw, or both, you
can do so by marking the 'DAY', 'NIGHT' or 'BOTH' boxes. In fact, playing for 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. The retailer can cancel the ticket within a few minutes after it
prints. However, a retailer cannot cancel a ticket sold for a given draw after sales have been suspended for that drawing.
You may also look at a Daily Number playslip here.
Play Types and How You Win the Pennsylvania Daily Number Lottery
There are six ways you can play and win the Pennsylvania Daily Number game - four basic types and two shortcuts of the basic
types. These types together with how much is paid for a winning Pennsylvania Daily Number game type are listed below.
The basic Daily Number play types are:
Straight: You win by matching the winning Daily Number number in the exact order drawn. For example, if you play the Daily Number
number 409 as Straight, you'll win only if the winning number is exactly 409; you don't win anything if the winning number is 049
The prize of Pennsylvania Daily Number Straight game is $500 for a $1 game and $250 for a 50¢ game.
Box: You win by matching the winning Daily Number number in any order. For example, if you play 409 as Box, you'll win if the
Daily Number winning number contains the three digits 0, 4, and 9 in any order, such as 049 or 940; but not if any one is missing like 408.
The prize of Pennsylvania Daily Number Box play depends on whether one of the digits is repeated or not.
- A number such as 409, where none of the digits repeats is called a 6-way box and pays $80 for a $1 game and $40 for a 50¢ game.
- If one of the digits is double, like 007, then it is called a 3-way box and pays $160 for a $1 game and $80 for a 50¢ game.
- There is no Box play for numbers with all three identical digits such as 777. These Daily Number numbers can only be played straight.
Front Pair: Just select the first two digits to win $50 for a $1 game and $25 for a 50¢ game. For example, if
you play the front pair 40 (i.e., 40X), you'll win as long as the first two digits of the winning number are 40 in exact order.
So, you'll win with 400, 401, etc., but not with 940 or 049.
Back Pair: Just select the last two digits to win $50 for a $1 game and $25 for a 50¢ game. For example, if
you play the back pair 09 (i.e., X09), you'll win as long as the last two digits of the winning number are 09 in exact order.
So, you'll win with 009, 109, etc., but not with 490 or 094.
And the shortcut play types are:
Straight/Box: is simply a combination of a 50¢ Straight play and a 50¢ Box play. This play type is designed
simply to save you time; it is a shortcut of playing one game of straight and another game of box of the same number. That is, instead of
filling one panel for 50¢ Straight and another panel for 50¢ box, of the same number, you might as well fill out just one
panel and mark it as Straight/Box. Note that the minimum amount for a Straight/Box game is $1.
The prize of a Straight/Box play is the sum of a 50¢ Straight game and a 50¢ Box game. For example, if you play 409
as Straight/Box, and if the winning number is 409, then you'll win $290 ($250 for the Straight part + $40 for the Box part). If
the winning number is 490, you'll win only $40 for the box part since you did not match it Straight. How much do you win with
Straight/Box of the number 007? (Answer)
Super Straight: This is the same as playing Straight all possible combination of the selected number. For example,
if you want to win $500 on the number 409 in any order, then you have to play all the possible combinations, namely, 049, 940,
094, 409, 490, and 904, at a price of $6 ($1 for each). The shortcut is simply to fill out 409 and mark Super Straight for $1;
you'll still pay $6. A $1 Super Straight play of double numbers such as 007 costs $3 since there are only 3 possible combinations
(007, 070, 700).
Super Straight is called Combo, Combination Bet, or Wheel Bet in other states.
Prizes and Odds of Pennsylvania Lottery Daily Number
How much does Pennsylvania Daily Number pay for Straight or Box? The following is a summary winner prize payouts and the odds of winning.
|Play Type||Odds||Prize (for $1 bet)|
|Straight||1 in 1,000||$500|
|3-way Box||1 in 333||$160|
|6-way Box||1 in 167||$80|
|Pair (Front or Back)||1 in 100||$50|
Note that a 6-way Box is a number with three non-identical digits, a 3-way Box has one of the digits doubled. Pairs are
printed on your ticket with X representing "any", e.g. front pair 40X and back pair X09, which means that X can be any digit.
For Pennsylvania Lottery general rules and how to claim prizes, please see Pennsylvania Lottery general info page.
Links to some Daily Number pages of the Pennsylvania Lottery Official Web Site
Although we have tried to cover all the pertinent information of the Pennsylvania Daily Number, we recommend that you also look at the
following pages at the Pennsylvania Lottery official web site.
Pennsylvania Daily Number 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 Pennsylvania Daily Number pages of this
web site are listed below.