Learn The Basics of 4D Lottery and How to Play
4D might seem simple at first glance, but many do not know how to play 4D. 4D, short for ‘4 digits’ is a form of lottery popular across Singapore and Malaysia. Whether you are an avid gambler or just trying your luck, 4D might just be the thing up your alley.
We have summarized all you should know before you join the 4D train. Here is a quick guide on the different types of bets and rules, some tips to increase your chance of winning big and links to the prize structure as well as results.
4D Lottery A to Z
Pick a Bet Type
Essentially, all you need to do is to pick a four digit number from 0000 to 9999. Betting starts for as low as SGD1. For every round, there are 23 numbers drawn. These are the different bet types:
Ordinary bet is the simplest form of 4D betting. Simply pick your preferred 4-digit number ranging from 0000 to 9999.
To buy an ordinary bet, you should leave the squares blank.
- System entry
The number chosen will have all possible number of permutations and multiplied by all number combinations. Unlike Toto, a 4D bet takes into account the number sequence that you have chosen.
To ensure that you increase your chances of winning, this is the type of bet that you want. Although this covers all your bases and gives a larger payout, the price of the ticket naturally increases too.
To purchase a system entry, you should shade the relevant square.
iBet is similar to system entry. However, participants only need to pay SGD$1 instead of paying more for system entry bets. The downside of this is that your winnings will be vastly reduced as well.
To purchase an iBet entry, you should shade the relevant square.
- 4D Roll
Last but not least, you get to pick 3 numbers, and the letter ‘R’ represents the 4th digit. ‘R’ can be all numbers from 0-9. The sequence of the picked numbers will be taken into account for 4D roll.
For example, if you pick 1R23, the numbers that you are actually picking are 1023, 1123, 1223 so on and so forth until 1923. This is equivalent to you buying 10 ordinary entries.
To purchase a 4D roll entry, you leave the squares blank, but shade on the relevant squares on the A, B, C and D rows.
If you are ever stumped for a number or just generally feeling lucky, this is the perfect choice for you. Quickpick uses the system to scramble and generate a set of random numbers for you.
To purchase a Quickpick entry, you should leave the squares blank.
Pick a Day to Win
Draws are on every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. You simply shade your choice of day on the ticket.
Pick a Small or Big Bet
Pick between the big or small bet, and state the amount you would like to bet on. The difference is the big bet has a higher chance of winning as it includes the lower tier prizes. The small bet on the other hand only offers the main prizes.
This means if you placed a big bet, you qualify for all 23 chances of winning, from 1st prize all the way through to consolation prize. But if you placed a small bet, you only win if the 4D numbers you picked matches the 1st prize, 2nd prize or 3rd prize.
With this being said, if you do win on a small bet, your prize money will be higher than if you placed a big bet. For example, if you place an SGD$1 small bet, and you win first prize, you will receive $3,000.
However, if it is a big bet, you will only receive $2,000. This also means that if you bought a small bet and your number appears on the consolation prize, you do not qualify for any prize money.
Purchase at Counter
You can now proceed to the Singapore Pools counter and exchange your completed sheet with an official ticket. Above is an example of the ticket that you receive after you have handed in your shaded sheet and your bet money.
Tips to Win at 4D
- If you are a first timer at the 4D game, it pays to do a little analysis on past results. Most people make educated guesses by analyzing the frequency that a certain number appears.
- You get better chances if you buy a system entry ticket, which allows for all numbers of combinations for the 4 numbers picked.
- Use your favourite meaningful numbers or important dates like birthdays, horoscopes or anniversaries.
- Some people rely on numerology or an auspicious or unfortunate event. It is usually a simple play of numbers, where you juggle with numbers like a year of birth or a car plate number.
For the curious and eager to win some cold hard cash, we have scoured the internet for more information on how to win at 4D.
4D Prize Structure
Now that you have learnt all about the ins and outs of playing 4D, it is time to get excited about the many returns that you stand to receive. The prize that you win depends very much on the type of bet that you have placed. Our 4D prize structure chart tells you which category your bet falls under.
Draw days are every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 6.30pm. 4D Results are available in the newspapers the next day. If you are like everyone else who wants to know if your winning numbers have hit the big money as soon as the draws happened, you can watch the lottery live score.
4D may seem like a simple game of luck and chance, and you can be analytical about it or just have some fun and pick your lucky numbers. You never know when you will hit the jackpot prize! The more you learn, the more you increase your chances of winning. Good luck!