Playing Pick 3 is easy as 1-2-3! Win up to $600!

Pick 3 is an in-state game that can be played for 50¢ or $1, depending on the type of play selected. EZ Match (cost an additional $1) and Wild Ball (doubles the cost of the Pick 3 play) are each available as add-on features.

Drawings are held twice daily. The Midday drawing is at approximately 12:45 p.m. and the Evening drawing is at approximately 8:59 p.m.

Thursday, Feb 29
Midday
4
1
5
Wild Ball: 4
Wednesday, Feb 28
Evening
1
0
6
Wild Ball: 5
Past Winning Numbers

 

Wild Ball on Pick 3

 

Pick 3 Prize Payouts and Chances of Winning

(based on a $1 play)

Type Of Play To Win, Match Your Numbers to those Drawn In Chances 1 In Prize
$1 Straight      
Example: 123 Exact Order 1,000 $600
$1 Box      

3-Way (number has 2 same digits)
Example: 599

Any Order 333 $200

6-Way (number has 3 different digits)
Example: 123

Any Order 167 $100
$1 Straight/Box (50¢ / 50¢)      
3-Way (number has 2 same digits)
Example: 599
Exact Order or
Any Order
1,000 or
333
$400 or
$100

6-Way (number has 3 different digits)
Example: 123

Exact Order or
Any Order
1,000 or
167
$350 or
$50
$1 Front Pair      
Example: 12X Exact Order (first 2 digits only) 100 $60
$1 Back Pair      
Example: X23 Exact Order (last 2 digits only) 100 $60
Combo      
$3 3-Way (number has 2 same digits)
Example: 122
These wagers provide the player all possible number combinations of the 3 numbers drawn in exact-order win. 333 $600 for
$3 play
$6 6-Way (number has 3 different digits)
Example: 529
This wager provides the player all possible number combinations of the 3 numbers drawn for Exact-Order win. 167 $600 for
$6 play

 

How to Play Pick 3

image-20220520093508-1Pick three numbers between 0 and 9 and mark them on the Pick 3 playslip.

image-20220520093556-2Then select the play amount.

Options

image-20220520093725-1Quick Pick: Use Quick Pick ("QP") to allow the computer to choose your numbers randomly.

blueDecide the order of your numbers match: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Front Pair, Back Pair or Combo.

  • Straight: Match your numbers in exact order as drawn.
  • Box: Match your numbers in any order.
  • Straight/Box: Match your numbers in exact order or any order.
  • Front Pair: Match the first two digits in exact order.
  • Back Pair: Match the last two digits in exact order.
  • Combo: Gives you all possible three-number combinations of the chosen numbers for an exact-order win.

 

image-20220520093749-3 Midday, Evening Or Both: Select "Midday," "Evening" or "Both" depending on the drawing(s) for which you want your play to be eligible.

image-20220520093739-2Multiple Draws: Play the same numbers for up to 14 consecutive drawings (Midday OR Evening) by selecting "MULTI DRAW."

playslip

wild ball

orangeSelect Wild Ball in any or all of the boards played.

Wild Ball is an option that replaces any of the winning Pick 3 numbers with the Wild Ball number to create more winning combinations and more ways to win. The Wild Ball is drawn immediately following each Pick 3 drawing. Players can even win multiple Wild Ball prizes on the same play!

Example: You select 1-1-2 as your Pick 3 numbers, choosing Box as the play type for $1 and adding the Wild Ball option. The winning Pick 3 numbers drawn are 1-1-1 and the Wild Ball is 2.The Wild Ball, 2, will replace any of the lottery-drawn numbers creating three new winning combinations — in this case, 2-1-1, 1-2-1 and 1-1-2 — for THREE Wild Ball Box prizes of $68 each for a total Wild Ball win of $204 ($68 x 3).

See Examples for How to Win Pick 3 with Wild Ball

Match Chances 1 In Prize
$1 Straight    
Exact Order 333 $200
$1 Box    
3-Way (number has 2 same digits)
Any Order
111 $68
6-Way (number has 3 different digits)
Any Order
56 $34
$1 Straight/Box (50¢/50¢)    
3-Way (number has 2 same digits)
Exact Order or Any Order
Straight: 333
Box: 111
Straight: $134
Box: $34
6-Way (number has 3 different digits)
Exact Order or Any Order
Straight: 333
Box: 56
Straight: $117
Box: $17
$1 Front Pair    
Exact Order (first two digits only) 33.33 $20
$1 Back Pair    
Exact Order (last two digits only) 33.33 $20
Combo    
$3 3-Way (number has 2 same digits) 111 $200
$6 6-Way (number has 3 different digits) 56 $200

Prizes above reflect $1 Pick 3 base play + Wild Ball.

 

ez

Win Cash Instantly with Pick 3 EZ Match!

To play EZ Match, just fill out a Pick 3 EZ Match playslip AND mark the EZ Match box. Players can add EZ Match for an additional $1 per Pick 3 play. Each play with the EZ Match option prints as a separate ticket.Tickets played with EZ Match option cannot be canceled.

orangeSelect EZ Match in any or all of the EZ Match boards played.

 

How to Win EZ Match

If the EZ Match option is chosen, three EZ Match numbers will print on the Pick 3 ticket below the Pick 3 numbers. If any of the EZ Match numbers match the selected Pick 3 numbers (regardless of order), the player instantly wins the prize amount printed next to the matched EZ Match number(s).

pick3ticket

 

Pick 3 Game Details

Cost

You can play for 50 cents or $1. Prize payouts for 50-cent plays are half the payouts for $1 plays.

Drawings

Daily, held at 12:45 p.m. and 8:59 p.m.

No Ticket Sales

  • 12:45 p.m. to 12:59 p.m., daily (Midday draw break)
  • 8:59 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., daily (Evening draw break)
  • 2-5 a.m. daily
Liability Limits

Two Missouri Lottery games - Pick 3 and Pick 4 - have liability limits, meaning players may be denied the purchase of numbers when a certain number of tickets with a particular combination have been sold. Liability limits have been placed on these games to keep the Lottery from selling more winning tickets than it can pay. The liability limit is $1.5 million for Pick 3 and $1.5 million for Pick 4. Setting liability limits is standard in the Lottery industry on games with fixed payouts.

On rare occasions, popular Pick 3 and Pick 4 numbers may "sell out" and cannot be purchased. Liability limits are reached when a large number of people have chosen a certain number combination, such as the Pick 4 combination 2-0-0-0, which was popular on Jan. 1, 2000, to mark the new millennium.

There is no need for liability limits on Lotto and Powerball numbers, since jackpots are pari-mutuel, meaning the jackpot prize is divided equally among all its winners.

The Missouri Lottery has an obligation to raise as much money for public education programs, while also ensuring that we have funds available to pay winners. To accomplish this, we must be able to limit our potential payout to an amount that we expect to reasonably pay based on the sales we generate for this game. 

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