Offering the chance to win $500 just for matching three numbers between 0 and 9, Pick 3 is a game which combines good odds and an exciting twist on traditional lotteries. It is available exclusively online and draws are held twice every day so the next opportunity to play will always be along shortly. Use this page to discover how to take part and win prizes.
Pick 3 Results
How to Play Pick 3
Pick 3 can be played online in the UK and in many other countries. Take part from home or wherever you are without having to go to a retailer. The winning numbers are selected at 1:00pm and 6:00pm. Use your smartphone, tablet or computer and follow these quick steps:
- Select your bet type – Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Pairs or Combo
- Pick three numbers from 0 to 9 (only two are required for a Pairs bet)
- Choose your bet amount
- Select how many draws to enter
- Confirm your purchase
Pick 3 gives you control over how much to pay per entry for most bet types. You will need an online account to confirm your purchase. Once you have entered, your numbers will be kept safe and you will be alerted by email if you win.
Find out more about the different types of bet that are available on Pick 3.
This is a bet where you try to predict the winning numbers precisely in the right order. It is known as a Straight because it is a simple bet on one particular outcome. To win a Straight bet, your three chosen numbers must match the winning numbers exactly, with each digit in the same position. You can choose to wager $0.50 or $1 per bet.
You can choose any combination of three numbers from 0 to 9. The odds stay the same whichever combination you play:
|Three of the same number||111|
|Three different numbers||456|
|Two of the same and one different||778|
With a Box bet, you pick three numbers which you predict will be selected in the next draw. The order you position those numbers in does not matter – you just need all three of them to be selected to win a prize. It is called a Box because you are effectively boxing up your selections – as long as those numbers appear in any order, you win. The cost of entry is up to you - $0.50 or $1 per bet.
Box bets can be split into two categories – 3-way and 6-way – depending on the combination of numbers you pick:
|3-way||Two of the same number and one different||445|
|6-way||Three different numbers||890|
Playing a Straight/Box gives you the chance to win by matching your numbers in the order you have selected, or in any order. When you place this type of bet, half of your stake is wagered as a Straight and the other half as a Box.
If your numbers come up exactly as you predicted, you win both parts of the bet. If they are selected in any other order, you win just the Box prize. The following table provides examples of whether you would win or not with a certain selection:
|Numbers Picked||Winning Numbers Drawn||Winning Bet?|
|123||123||Straight and Box bets won|
|123||213||Box bet won|
This type of bet combines all the possible Straight bets within your three selected numbers. You can choose whether to bet $0.50 or $1 per combination, and the total cost depends on whether you have chosen a 3-way selection or a 6-way:
|Combo||Cost of Entry|
|3-way||$1.50 or $3|
|6-way||$3 or $6|
To place a Pairs bet, you only need to select two numbers rather than three. You need to state whether you are trying to predict the first two numbers out of the three (front pair) or the last two (back pair). You need to match them exactly to win. You can choose whether to bet $0.50 or $1.
Pick 3 Prizes
The amount you win depends on how much you staked and the type of bet you selected. The following table shows the prizes you can win and the odds of winning:
|Bet Type||Prize for $0.50 bet||Prize for $1 bet||Odds of Winning|
|Straight||$250||$500||1 in 1,000|
|Box (3-way)||$80||$160||1 in 333.33|
|Box (6-way)||$40||$80||1 in 166.67|
|Straight/Box (3-way)||$80/$330||1 in 333.33 / 1 in 1,000|
|Straight/Box (6-way)||$40/$290||1 in 166.67 / 1 in 1,000|
|Combo (3-way)||$250||$500||1 in 333.33|
|Combo (6-way)||$250||$500||1 in 166.67|
|Front Pair||$25||$50||1 in 100|
|Back Pair||$25||$50||1 in 100|
If you win a Pick 3 prize, it will be automatically paid into your online account shortly after the draw. Log in to your account to check your balance and see if you are a winner.
Frequently Asked Pick 3 Questions
Take a look at the following questions and answers to find out even more about Pick 3.
Do I have to match the winning numbers in the right order?
It depends on the bet type you have chosen. You only win a Straight bet if you match the winning numbers exactly. For example, if you play the numbers 1, 2, and 3, the winning numbers must also be 123, in that order. If the winning numbers are 321, you lose because you have not got the positions correct. However, if you play a Box bet, you win with any combination of the numbers you select.
Are there prizes for matching one or two numbers?
Most play types require you to match all three numbers to win a prize. The only way to win by matching two numbers is to play a Pairs bet and match the two numbers you have selected.
Do prizes roll over if there are no winners?
No. The prizes stay the same in every draw.
Is the prize shared if there are multiple winners?
No. You will win the prize associated with your bet amount even if there are other winners.
Can the same number be drawn more than once?
Yes. Each number is selected from a separate field between 0 and 9. It is therefore possible for the same number to be drawn once, twice or three times in the same draw.