# How to Play Wild Ball

Starting April 16, 2023, you can add Wild Ball to your Pick 3 and Pick 4 plays for more winning combinations and ways to win!

For every Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawing, there will be an additional "Wild Ball" number drawn. If you've added Wild Ball to your Pick 3 or Pick 4 ticket, any of the winning numbers can be replaced with the Wild Ball number to provide more winning combinations for your numbers! Below are some examples to show how this looks.

In this Pick 3 example, the player has played the numbers 3-1-9 with the Straight play type PLUS the addition of Wild Ball. The winning numbers for this drawing were 3-1-2, which means the player does not win a base prize. But since they added Wild Ball, we can check to see if there are any winning combinations with the inclusion of the drawn Wild Ball number (9). As we can see, the Wild Ball does not create a winning combination by replacing the first two winning numbers, but it does create a Straight win when it replaces the 2. This player then wins a \$200 Straight Wild Ball prize!

In this Pick 3 example, the player has played the numbers 2-8-0 with the Straight/Box play type PLUS the addition of Wild Ball. Luckily enough, this player's numbers were drawn exactly as played, so they immediately win the game's \$350 exact-order prize. But when we look at the winning combinations created by the addition of the Wild Ball, we see that there is a second exact-order win created when the Wild Ball (2) replaces the first winning number (also 2). So this player wins TWO prizes: a \$350 exact-order Straight/Box prize and a \$117 exact-order Straight/Box Wild Ball prize for a total of \$467!

In this Pick 3 example, the player has played the numbers 2-8-2 with the Box play type PLUS the addition of Wild Ball. The winning numbers for this drawing are 2-2-8, which means the player first wins a base Box prize of \$200! Now, we can check for additional wins with the inclusion of the drawn Wild Ball number (2). When the Wild Ball replaces the first two numbers drawn (both 2s), they create TWO new winning combinations! In addition to the \$200 base prize, the player has won TWO Box prizes of \$68, for a total amount won of \$336!

In this Pick 4 example, the player has played the numbers 1-2-3-4 with the Straight play type PLUS the addition of Wild Ball. The winning numbers drawn for this drawing were 1-2-5-4, so the player has not won a base prize. But when we check to see if any winning combinations have been created by the inclusion of the drawn Wild Ball (3), we see that a Straight Wild Ball prize of 1-2-3-4 has been created when the (5) is replaced. The player wins a \$1,500 Straight Wild Ball prize even though they didn't win a base prize!

In this Pick 4 example, the player has played the numbers 0-4-1-5 with the Combo play type PLUS the addition of Wild Ball. The Combo play type gives the player the chance to win a Straight prize for ALL combinations of their played numbers. Because all four of the player's numbers were drawn in the winning numbers, they win a \$6,000 base Straight prize. Then, we check to see if the drawn Wild Ball number (1) creates any new winning combinations by replacing any of the winning numbers. We can see that when the Wild Ball replaces the (1) drawn, it creates a Straight Wild Ball win. The player wins the \$6,000 base prize PLUS the \$1,500 Straight Wild Ball prize for a total amount won of \$7,500!

In this Pick 4 example, the player has played the numbers 6-4-6-5 with the Box play type PLUS the addition of Wild Ball. The winning numbers for this draw were 6-4-6-5, so the player has won a \$500 base Box prize. And when we replace each number with the Wild Ball number drawn (6), we see that two more winning combinations have been created when both (6)s are replaced. The player has won the \$500 base Box prize PLUS two \$252 Box Wild Ball prizes for a total amount won of \$752!