The Pick is Arizona's own jackpot game, with a top prize that starts at $1 million and keeps growing until someone wins it!
Six winning numbers are drawn Wednesday and Saturday evenings. You can purchase a play for $1. To enter the next draw, you must buy your ticket by 7:59 PM MST on the evening of a draw (during daylight savings time, that's 6:59 PM). The draw takes place immediately after ticket sales close. Ticket sales reopen at 8:04 PM (7:04 PM during daylight savings).
Players often want to know how long it takes for The Pick jackpot to get above $1 million. The Arizona Lottery increases The Pick's jackpot $100,000 at a time, based on ticket sales. Ticket sales fund the jackpot pool, which pays the winnings.
Playing The Pick is easy. Simply choose six numbers from 1-44, or opt for Quick Pick to have the computer select them randomly for you.
You can play up to 10 consecutive draws on the same ticket using your numbers - just mark the number of draws you want to play on your selection slip.
To win, you need to match - in any order - three, four, five or six of the winning numbers. If you match all six numbers you win the jackpot!
Cash or annuity? If you are the lucky person who wins the jackpot, that's a question you'll need to answer. You have 60 days from winning the jackpot to decide if you want a 30-year annuity split into multiple payments, or a one-time lump sum cash payment of approximately half the amount of the advertised jackpot. There's no wrong answer - either way, you're getting a boatload of money! If you don't make the choice between cash or annuity in 60 days, your winnings will be paid as a cash lump sum by default.
The Pick Prizes and Odds of Winning
Below are The Pick prizes and odds of winning for each prize tier.
|Winning Tier||Prize||Odds of Winning|
|Match 6 of 6||Jackpot||1 in 7,059,052|
|Match 5 of 6||$2,000||1 in 30,961||Match 4 of 6||$50||1 in 669||Match 3 of 6||$3||1 in 42|
|Odds of winning any The Pick prize are approximately 1 in 39|
Add EXTRA! and You Could Win Instantly
If you want to add even more excitement to The Pick, you can play EXTRA! for an additional $1 or $2 per game. A $1 EXTRA! offers the chance to win up to $250 instantly. A $2 EXTRA! puts you in the running to win up to $500 instantly!
EXTRA! adds six more numbers to your ticket. They are printed vertically at the bottom of the ticket. If any of the EXTRA! numbers matches any of the six regular numbers printed horizontally on the top of your ticket, you'll win right on the spot! The prize amount is the number shown next to the EXTRA! number you matched.
Not only that, but if you're lucky enough to match more than one number, you win the prize shown for each matched number. The more numbers you match, the more you can win!
The authorized retailer will pay you the prize amount and print you a replacement ticket for The Pick with the numbers you originally chose.