The orange ball is back with the Missouri Lottery’s “Pick 3 Bonus Numbers” promotion. From Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, players can double their chances of winning cash during each Pick 3 drawing.
After the winning Pick 3 numbers are drawn each day at 12:45 and 6:45 p.m., a second drawing will be conducted. Initially, the drawing will be held from six white balls and one orange ball. If the orange ball is drawn, the Lottery will draw a bonus set of Pick 3 numbers, giving players a second chance to win on the same ticket– at no extra cost. If a white ball is selected, it will be removed from the ball container for the next drawing, increasing the likelihood that the orange ball will be drawn.
One white ball will be taken out every time it is drawn until just one white ball and the orange ball remain. Once the orange ball has been drawn, all seven balls will be returned to the ball container for the next drawing, and the process will start over.
“The orange ball is guaranteed to be drawn at least four times during the promotion, guaranteeing a minimum of four bonus sets of Pick 3 numbers,” said Scott White, online product manager for the Missouri Lottery. “If it’s not drawn four times within the two weeks of the “Pick 3 Bonus Numbers” promotion, we’ll extend the promotion until it is.”
Pick 3 is a twice-daily Numbers Game that offers players a chance to win up to $600.