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Pick 3 Game Information

"Pick 3" refers to any 3 digit lottery game where three numbers are selected, each from a set of numbers ranging from 0 to 9.

Common names for this lottery game are Pick 3, Play 3, Daily 3, Cash 3, and others. Regardless of the name most Pick 3 games offer similar play options though the name/number of game options and cash prizes may differ slightly.

Common play options are Straight, Box 3-way, and Box 6-way.

STRAIGHT
Match any number from 000 - 999 in exact order. Usually the highest cash payout. Odds of winning 1:1,000.

BOX 3-WAY
Match any three digit number with 2 digits the same. For example, 112, 121, 211 etc. Offers lower cash payout than a Straight, but higher payout than a Box 6-Way. Odds of winning - Box 3-Way 1:334

BOX 6-WAY
Match the three digits of a number in any order. For example, 123, 213, 312, 132, 231, 321 etc. Offers lower cash payout than a Straight or Box 3-Way. Odds of winning - Box 6-Way 1:168

Depending on the Pick 3 game you may also see game options such as, Straight/Box, Front Pair, Back Pair, Split Pair, and others. Each game option has their own set of odds. Although playing game options with lower odds increases your chance of winning, the cash prize is often much less.

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