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Pick 3 FAQs

If you have any queries about what Pick 3 is or how it works you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for in the answers to these frequently asked questions. Just select a subject from the list below to reveal the answer.

How to Play

How do you play Pick 3?

To play Pick 3, choose which play type you want to go for and then pick three numbers from 0 to 9. You can pick repeating numbers or they can all be different . You can also choose how much to wager and how many draws to enter at once. Go to the main Pick 3 page for a useful guide on how to play.

How much does it cost?

Entry costs can differ depending on the play type. For most play types you can also choose how much to wager – prizes are scaled according to how much you wager. You can see the entry costs for all the different play types below:

Bet Type Cost
Straight $0.50 or $1
Box $0.50 or $1
Straight/Box $1
Combo (3-way) $1.50 or $3
Combo (6-way) $3 or $6
Pair $0.50 or $1

When do draws take place?

There are two Pick 3 draws every day: an afternoon one at 1pm and an evening one at 6pm. You can enter one or the other, or you can play both.

What is the cut-off time for entries?

Sales for entries cut off ten minutes before each draw and reopen for the next draw shortly after the winning numbers have been confirmed.

Where can you get entries for Pick 3?

Pick 3 is played exclusively online, so you won’t be able to get tickets in stores. Go to the Lottery Tickets page to get your entries in for the next draw.

Can you enter multiple draws in advance?

Yes, you can enter a single draw or you can take out a subscription to enter future draws too.

Prizes

What is the top prize?

Prizes differ according to the play type but the biggest prize it is possible to win with one play is $500, which you can win with a $1 Straight bet.

How do you win?

To win, you must match the three winning numbers in the order determined by the play type you chose. To win a Straight bet, for example, your three numbers must match the three winning numbers in the exact order. For a Box bet, you can match the winning numbers in any order.

Where can you find out if you’ve won?

You can enter your numbers into the Pick 3 Checker to see if you’ve won, and you can also view the winning numbers from recent draws on the Results page.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning according to each bet type are as follows:

Bet Type Odds
Straight 1 in 1,000
Box (3-way) 1 in 333
Box (6-way) 1 in 167
Straight/Box (3-way) 1 in 1,000 / 1 in 333
Straight/Box (6-way) 1 in 1,000 / 1 in 167
Combo (3-way) 1 in 333
Combo (6-way) 1 in 167
Pair 1 in 100

Do you win the entire amount, even if there are multiple winners?

Yes, you win the advertised prizes regardless of how many other winners there are in the same draw.

Do the prizes roll over if they are not won?

The prizes are set at the same amounts for every draw. In the unlikely event that there are no winners in a particular draw the prize money will not roll over to the next one.

How do you claim the prize money?

As Pick 3 is an online-only game, prize money will be transferred to your player account automatically after the results have been validated. You do not need to do anything to claim – just log in to see the prize money in your account balance.