If you're unfamiliar with the concept of Pick 3 or you just want to find out a bit more about how it works, take a look at the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the game. Select a question from the list below to reveal the answer - you can find out more about all the subjects covered here through the Information page.
To bet on Pick 3, start by selecting three numbers from 0 to 9. You need to decide on your play type, choose your wager amount, and confirm how many draws you want to enter. Go to the How to Play page for a full step-by-step guide on how to enter Pick 3.
Pick 3 is different to many other lottery games in that you can choose how much you want to wager for each set of numbers you pick. The available stake sizes for a Straight, Box or Pairs bet are $0.50 and $1 – entry costs for a Combo play vary between $1.50 and $6. Note that your wager amount also determines how much you can win.
The minimum age to take part in Pick 3 is 18 years old.
There are various different types of bet available in Pick 3 – Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Pairs and Combo. Go to the Ways to Play page to find out exactly how each play type works.
A Straight is a type of bet which requires you to match all three of the winning numbers in exactly the right order.
A Box bet is one in which you can match the three winning numbers in any order.
Draws take place three times a day. The lunchtime draw takes place at 1pm, the teatime draw at 6pm and the evening draw at 9pm, and the winning numbers are available to view on the Results page shortly afterwards.
The cut-off time for entering the lunchtime draw is 12:50pm, for the teatime draw it is 5.50pm and for the evening draw it is 8.50pm.
No, you can only purchase entries online. The game is not available at retailers.
You win prizes by matching your numbers to the winning numbers in the order determined by your play type. For a Straight, you must match the numbers in the same order. For example, if you bet 123 and the winning numbers are 132, you do not win. For a Box, you do not need to match the numbers in exactly the right order to win, but all three of your numbers must be selected.
The amount you can win depends on the type of bet and how much you wager. Visit the Prizes page to find out exactly what you can win.
No. You receive the full advertised prize for your specific bet type and amount if you win on Pick 3, regardless of how many other winning bets there are.
Yes, it is possible for the same number to appear once, twice or even three times in a draw. Each of the three winning numbers is selected from a separate set of 0 to 9. That means you can also pick the same number more than once when you play.
The odds of winning depend on your bet type. The chances of matching all three numbers in order to win a Straight prize are 1 in 1,000. The odds of winning a Box bet are 1 in 166.67 if you have picked three unique numbers, or 1 in 333.33 if you have picked two identical numbers and one unique number.
No. The prizes remain fixed for each draw.
There are many ways to find out if you have won a Pick 3 prize. Firstly, you will automatically receive an email when you win. This will prompt you to log in to your account to check how much you have won.
If you win a prize, the money will be paid into your online betting account. Just log in to your account after receiving confirmation of your win and you should see the prize money reflected in your account balance. You can then decide whether to use your winnings to bet on future draws or withdraw them to your bank account.
If you win, Pick-3.com will display a few details on the website to promote the news. This will include your first name and the initial of your surname, the amount you have won and your location.