It's As Easy As 1-2-3!
Pick 3 is a daily cash Draw Game that offers several ways to play and win cash up to $600 every day!
how to play
Pick 3 Prize Payouts and Chances of Winning
(based on a $1 play)
Play Type To Win,
Match Your Numbers to those Drawn In
If Your # Is Win If Any of These
Are Drawn
Chances
1 In
Prize -
$1 Play
$1 Straight          
  Exact order 529 529 1 in 1,000 $600
$1 Box  
6-Way (number has 3 different digits) Any order 529 529, 592, 952, 925, 259, 295 1 in 167 $100
3-Way (number has 2 same digits) Any order 599 599, 959, 995 1 in 333 $200
$1 Straight/Box
(50¢ / 50¢)
 
6-Way (number has 3 different digits) Exact order or any order 529 529, 592, 952, 925, 259, 295 1 in 1,000 or 1 in 167 $350 or $50
3-Way (number has 2 same digits) Exact order or any order 599 599, 959, 995 1 in 1,000 or 1 in 333 $400 or $100
$1 Front Pair          
  Exact order (of first 2 digits only) 52X Any 3 digit number beginning with 52 1 in 100 $60
$1 Back Pair          
  Exact order (of last 2 digits only) X29 Any 3 digit number ending with 29 1 in 100 $60
Combo  
$6 6-Way (number has 3 different digits) These wagers provide the player all possible number combinations of the 3 numbers drawn in exact-order win. 529 529, 592, 952, 925, 259, 295 1 in 167 $600 for $6 play
$3 3-Way (number has 2 same digits) These wagers provide the player all possible number combinations of the 3 numbers drawn in exact-order win. 599 599, 959, 995 1 in 333 $600 for $3 play

$1 1-Off

 
Straight Match Exact order 529 529 1 in 1,000 $300
1-Off One Digit Exact order 529 429, 519, 528, 520, 539, 629 1 in 166.67 $29
1-Off Two Digits Exact order 529 419, 428, 420, 439, 518, 510, 538, 530, 619, 628, 620, 639 1 in 83.33 $4
1-Off Three Digits Exact order 529 418, 410, 438, 430, 618, 610, 638, 630 1 in 125 $9

1-Off playslip     pick 3 playslip

To Play Pick 3...


     Pick three numbers between 0 and 9 and mark them on the Pick 3 playslip.
       Then select the play amount.
     
Options
     Quick Pick: Use Quick Pick ("QP") to allow the computer to choose your numbers randomly.
     Decide the order of your numbers match: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Front Pair, Back Pair, Combo or 1-Off.

  • 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.
  • 1-Off (Starting June 16): Win if your numbers are 1-Off the winning numbers drawn.
     Midday, Evening Or Both:  Select "Midday," "Evening" or "Both" depending on the drawing(s) for which you want your play to be eligible.
     Multiple Draws:  Play the same numbers for up to 14 consecutive drawings (Midday OR Evening) by selecting "MULTI DRAW."

Give your playslip to the retailer to process your ticket. Check your ticket to confirm that the numbers and date are correct. Sign your ticket and store it in a safe place. Check the next Pick 3 drawing to see if you've won!

1-Off logo One Up or One Down, You Win!

1-Off with Pick 3 gives you 27 chances to win on a single ticket. You can play 1-Off by marking the play type on the updated Pick 3 playslip (shown above, left) OR by using the new 1-Off playslip (shown above, right). The 1-Off option costs $1 per Pick 3 play.



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; prizes are 60 percent of sales.

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

Average Daily Winners

983

Percentage of Quick Pick Sales

15.59

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.

Discover the seven Ways to Get Winning Numbers to see if you're a winner. Plus, find out how to claim your Pick 3 prize When You Win.

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