Saturday evenings Pick 4 lottery draw was not a good one for the Maryland purse strings. But it was good for players.
The result drawn was 4-4-4-4, a very popular combination that 2,800 players had bought.
Each ticket won $2,500 resulting in a total payout of $7 Million.
Unfortunately that Pick 4 draw had only taken in ticket sales of about $458,000, leaving the lottery company a little short.
But not to worry, their pockets are deep, and the they usually make a lot more than they pay out.
In a press release the company said;
While players fare well when Pick 4 drawings result in four-of-a-kind, payouts for the game often top the charts as the Lottery incurs its maximum liability of $7 million.
So like a lot of Pick 4 draws, Maryland limits the sales of each combination so they know they won’t have to pay out too much money.