Pick 3

Good things definitely come in threes with Pick 3! This popular AZ draw game offers nine ways to win, and it costs just $1 per play to win up to $500. You can also play two games for $1 and win up to $250 per game.


Drawings take place Monday through Saturday evenings. Ticket sales close at 7:59 PM MST for that evening's draw (during daylight savings time, it's 6:59 PM). The draw itself takes place soon afterwards.

To play, first choose one or two sets of three-digit numbers from 000 through 999. Or you can let Quick Pick randomly pick the numbers for you. You can play the same numbers for up to 12 consecutive draws - simply mark the Number of Draws box on your playslip.

Next, decide how you're going to play your numbers.

Play Types

How much you can win depends on the play type you choose. There are nine ways to win with the play types below - see the next section, "Pick 3 Prizes and Odds of Winning", for more information.

  • Straight: To win, match three numbers in the exact order they are drawn.
  • Box: To win, match three numbers in any order.

    Box play has two options:

    3-Way: Two numbers selected must be the same.

    OR:

    6-Way: Three different numbers are chosen.
  • Straight / Box: Match three numbers in exact order OR any order to win. However, you'll win more if the numbers selected match the numbers drawn in the exact order.
  • Front Pair: Match the first two numbers in the exact order drawn to win.
  • Back Pair: Match the last two numbers in the exact order drawn to win.

Pick 3 Prizes and Odds of Winning

The table below shows the nine ways you can win with the different play types and the odds for each option.

The 2Play Prize column shows the prizes you could win if you play two games for $1 - up to $250 per game.

The 1Play Prize column shows the prizes you could win if you pay $1 per play, per game - up to $500.

Pick 3 Prizes and Odds of Winning
Play Type Odds 2Play Prize 1Play Prize
Straight (Exact) 1 in 1,000 $250 $500
Box Any (3-way) 1 in 333 $80 $160
Box Any (6-way) 1 in 167 $40 $80
Straight/Box 3-way (Straight) 1 in 1,000 $165 $330
Straight/Box 3-way (Box) 1 in 333 $40 $80
Straight/Box 6-way (Straight) 1 in 1,000 $145 $290
Straight/Box 6-way (Box) 1 in 167 $20 $40
Front Pair 1 in 100 $25 $50
Back Pair 1 in 100 $25 $50


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