May 6, 2002
MOST POPULAR PICK 3 COMBINATION DRAWN SATURDAY
The 2,158 Missouri Lottery players who played their favorite Pick 3 numbers, 8-8-8, on Saturday cashed in on a sweetheart of a deal when those numbers were drawn. The total payout for the triple 8s on May 4 was $628,026, which represents more than four times the amount wagered by players and is a payout of more than 375 percent.
"Historically, the number combination 8-8-8 is played more in Missouri than any other combination," said Scott White, on-line product manager for the Missouri Lottery.
In addition to cashing in on triple 8s, Pick 3 players also have the chance to win a 2002 Ford Excursion plus $500 cash, a Philips 64" rear-projection TV or $598 cash in the Pick 3 "Missouri Road Trip" promotion, which runs through May 12.
Details of the Pick 3 promotion can be obtained from any Missouri Lottery Pick 3 retailer or on-line at www.molottery.com.