How to Play Pick 3

To play Pick 3, select your play type and choose three numbers between 0 and 9 (or two numbers if you're placing a Pair bet). The different play types give you the opportunity to try and predict the winning numbers exactly in the order they are drawn or in any order. To win you have to match the winning numbers in line with the play type you have selected.

Draws take place twice a day every day, at 1pm and 6pm. Follow the step-by-step guide below to get your entries in time for the next Pick 3 draw.

Select your play type
1. Select your play type

Choose how you want to play – Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Pair or Combo. Go to the Ways to Play page to find out about all the different play types.

Choose your numbers
2. Choose your numbers

Pick one number between 0 and 9 from each column. Numbers can repeat, although picking the same number three times limits which bet types you can play. Note that for a Pair bet you only pick two numbers.

Select your bet amount
3. Confirm your bet amount

Select how much you want to bet - remember that bet amounts directly affect the prizes you can win. If you wager £1 for a Straight, for example, you can win £500.

Add further bets
4. Add further bets

Repeat steps 1-3 and fill in further panels for every bet you want to place. You can select a different play type and bet amount on each panel.

Choose your draws
5. Choose your draws

Choose whether you want to bet on a single draw or subscribe to play in all draws on an ongoing basis. If you subscribe, your bets will be repeated in each applicable draw.

Confirm your purchase
6. Confirm the purchase

Add your bets to the cart and then at the checkout you will be prompted to sign in to your account or register for a new one if you are a first-time user.

Once you have registered a new account you will be able to deposit funds using a wide variety of payment options. When you have completed your purchase you will receive confirmation of your bets via email. Keep an eye out for the results and use the Number Checker after the draw to find out if you’ve won.

Don’t worry, though, if you forget to check the results, as you will be notified automatically if you win a prize. The money will then be transferred straight into your player account, allowing you to purchase entries for future draws or withdraw the money to your bank account.

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Top Prize:
$500
Next draw: 1pm

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How to Win

You win if the numbers you choose match up to the winning numbers in the order specified by your play type. If you place a Straight bet, for example, your numbers must match the winning combination in the same order that it appears. If you place a Box bet, you can match the numbers in any order. You can also bet on the front pair, where you try to predict the first two winning numbers, or a back pair, where you predict the last two numbers – you must match them in the same order. The other play types are all variations on Straight and Box bets. Head over to the Prizes page to see all the different amounts you can win for each method of entry.

How to Claim Prizes

When you place a bet on Pick 3, your numbers are stored safely online in a digital database of all the submitted entries. The numbers cannot get lost like a paper lottery ticket could. If you win a prize, an email notification will automatically be sent to you straight after the draw.

Prize money will also be paid into your lottery account shortly after the draw. All you need to do is log in – you should see the prize money reflected in your account balance. It is then up to you whether to use the funds to enter future Pick 3 draws or withdraw the money to your bank account. It can take up to 72 hours to process withdrawals.