Pick 3 is a brand-new online lottery game that gives you the chance to win $500 twice a day for matching just three numbers. Draws take place at 1:00pm and 6:00pm GMT everyday and give players the flexibility to choose how they think the three numbers will appear and win prizes based on that.
Before we walk you through the steps to enter your numbers, you need to choose what type of bet you are going to place. Each entry consists of three numbers from 0 to 9, whilst you can choose the same number more than once but this does affect the type of bet you can place. This means how you think the numbers you choose are going to be drawn, and you have the following options:
Straight (ST): This is the simplest entry where you choose three numbers and you are aiming to match them with those drawn in the exact same order
Box: Here you are choosing three numbers still but you win by matching them with the three drawn in any order
Straight/Box (ST/BOX): As the name suggests, this combines the two methods above, where half your entry fee goes to straight and half goes to box. There are two ways to play a straight/box; 3-way and 6-way. 3-way means you choose two identical numbers and one different number (e.g. 1-1-2), whilst 6-way would be three different numbers (e.g. 1-2-3).
Front Pair (FPAIR): You are betting that the first two numbers you choose will match the first two drawn in the exact right order
Back Pair (BPAIR): This is the same as front pair but with the last two digits drawn
Combo: Combo play means you pick three numbers and you enter a straight bet on each different combination those three numbers could appear in. There are also 3-way and 6-way options here based on whether you choose all different numbers or the same number more than once.
Once you have decided which bet type you want to play, then follow the steps below to enter Pick 3:
You win Pick 3 prizes by matching the numbers you chose to the three that are drawn in style that you chose when making your bet. Some methods are less likely to occur than others and as such provide bigger payouts if they come off but have longer odds. See the table below to see the prizes you can win for each bet type and the odds of winning:
|Bet Type||Odds of Winning||Prize Payout|
|Straight - Match in exact order||$0.50 Bet||$1 Bet|
|Straight||1 in 1,000||$250||$500|
|Box - Match in any order||$0.50 Bet||$1 Bet|
|3-way (2 like numbers)||1 in 333||$80||$160|
|6-way (3 different numbers)||1 in 167||$40||$80|
|Straight/Box - Match in exact order or any order||Box||Straight|
|3-way||1 in 333/1 in 1,000||$80||$330|
|6-way||1 in 167/1 in 1,000||$40||$290|
|Combo - Covers all Straight combinations of a three-digit number||$250||$500|
|3-way||1 in 333||$1.50 Bet||$3 Bet|
|6-way||1 in 167||$3 Bet||$6 Bet|
|Pair - Match the first or last two in exact order||$0.50 Bet||$1 Bet|
|Front Pair||1 in 100||$25||$50|
|Back Pair||1 in 100||$25||$50|
You can find answers to some common questions regarding Pick 3 below:
Can I play Pick 3 at a retailer?
No- Pick 3 can only be played online. All entries are done online and prizes will be paid straight into your lotteryworld.com online account.
Can I enter more than once into a Pick 3 draw?
Yes absolutely! You can purchase as many entries for each draw as you wish and win prizes on all of them.
When are Pick 3 Draws?
Pick 3 draws are at 1:00pm and 6:00pm GMT every day
Are there limits on which numbers I can enter?
Depending on your bet type there will be some combinations of numbers you can and can’t choose. If you choose a set of numbers and see the “Wrong Combination” warning then we would suggest you either choose different numbers or change your bet type.
Which bet type has the best odds of winning?
The best odds of winning are with the front or back pair options, both of which give odds of 1 in 100.
Which Pick 3 bet gives the biggest prize?
Betting via the straight method will give the top prize of $500 as it is the most difficult to guess correctly.