Pick 3 is the Florida Lottery game you can play today and get paid today - up to $500! Win the top prize if you match the winning numbers on a $1 Straight play, or boost your odds of winning with a choice of play styles: Box, Straight/Box, Combo, or Pairs - there's something for everyone. Ticket prices start at just $0.50. Try the Fireball add-on for additional ways to win.
Pick 3 is drawn twice a day, seven days a week, so there are plenty of chances to win. The midday draw is at 1:30 PM ET, and the evening draw takes place at 9:45 PM ET. You can purchase tickets for the next draw up to 11 minutes before it's held - 1:19 PM ET for the midday draw, and 9:34 PM ET for the evening draw.
How to Play
Playing Pick 3 is easy. To get started, choose your lucky number from 0 through 9 from each column of your playslip, so you end up with a total of three digits. Or you can choose QP to have Quick Pick randomly select some or all of your numbers.
If you want a Front Pair play, choose numbers from the first two columns only. For Back Pair, pick numbers from the last two columns.
Choose your play type - there's a variety of these so have fun and find your favorite. You can select from Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Combo, Front Pair, or Back Pair.
Decide on your wager amount: 50 cents or $1 (Straight/Box plays are $1. Combo plays range from $1.50 to $6).
Select the drawing: MID for the midday draw at 1:30 PM ET, EVE for the evening draw at 9:45 PM ET, or BOTH for both draws. If you don't mark a draw time, the terminal will print a ticket for the next available draw. If you choose BOTH, you'll receive two separate tickets, one for each draw.
Advance Play offers the option to play your favorite numbers and play types for up to 14 consecutive days for your choice of draw times. Just mark the number in the "Days" area of your playslip. If you win a prize on an Advance Play ticket before all the drawings have finished, don't worry - you'll get a continuation ticket for the remaining drawings, with the same numbers and play types.
Make your play muy caliente with Fireball, a Pick 3 add-on that offers more ways to score a prize. Fireball doubles the cost of your ticket across all panels played.
Just after the Pick 3 daily draws, a Fireball number is drawn - use it to replace any Pick 3 number for more ways to make winning combinations. Win on the base game, Fireball, or both!
Pick 3 Prizes and Odds of Winning
Players often ask, "how much can I win playing Pick 3?" These are the top prizes you could win for each play type:
- $1 Straight play: win up to $500
- $1 Box play: win up to $160
- Straight/Box play: win up to $330
- Front Pair or Back Pair play: win up to $50
See below for details on what you could win for each play type and amount played, and the odds of winning:
|STRAIGHT Match in exact order||50¢ Play||$1 Play|
|123||$250||$500||1 in 1,000|
|BOX Match in any order||50¢ Play||$1 Play|
|3-Way||112||$80||$160||1 in 333.33|
|6-Way||123||$40||$80||1 in 166.67|
|STRAIGHT/BOX Match in exact OR any order. Cost: $1||BOX||STRAIGHT*|
|3-Way||112||$80||$330||1 in 1,000 & 1 in 333.33|
|6-Way||123||$40||$290||1 in 1,000 & 1 in 166.67|
|PAIRS Match 2 in exact order.||50¢ Play||$1 Play|
|Front Pair||12x||$25||$50||1 in 100|
|Back Pair||x23||$25||$50||1 in 100|
|COMBO All Straight combinations of a 3-digit number. Cost: $1.50 to $6 depending on numbers chosen.||$250||$500|
|3-Way||112||$1.50 Play||$3 Play||1 in 333.33|
|6-Way||123||$3 Play||$6 Play||1 in 166.67|
|*Combined Straight and Box payouts.|
Fireball Prizes and Odds of Winning
Check the following table to see the prizes you could take home with the Pick 3 Fireball option and the chances of winning. Replace one of the Pick 3 numbers drawn with the Fireball number to make a winning combation and you could score up to a $200 payout on a $1 Straight play.
|STRAIGHT||50¢ Play||$1.00 Play|
|$100||$200||1 in 333|
|BOX||50¢ Play||$1.00 Play|
|3-Way||$34||$68||1 in 111|
|6-Way||$17||$34||1 in 56|
|STRAIGHT/BOX Cost: $1||Box||Straight|
|3-Way||$34||$134||1 in 333 & 1 in 111|
|6-Way||$17||$117||1 in 333 & 1 in 56|
|PAIRS||50¢ Play||$1.00 Play|
|Front Pair||$10||$20||1 in 33|
|Back Pair||$10||$20||1 in 33|
|3-Way||$1.50 Play||$3 Play||1 in 111|
|6-Way||$3 Play||$6 Play||1 in 56|
How to Win Pick 3
The Pick 3 numbers and play types you select determine the ways you can win. Here are some examples:
|Play Type||Example Pick||Example Wins|
3-digit number with 2 of the same digits
= 3 ways to win.
|112||112, 121, 211|
3-digit number with all unique digits
= 6 ways to win
|NOTE: Pick 3 offers set prize payouts & the Florida Lottery has established an $8 million liability limit for any specific three-digit number in each drawing. If any three-digit combination (e.g. 777) is purchased often enough for a single drawing that the liability limit would be exceeded, the Lottery will "cut off" further sales for that particular number combination. This includes Front Pair / Back Pair plays that involve the first two / last two digits of the number. Players who have already played the numbers are still eligible to win the full prize amount.|
How to Win with Fireball
Below are some some examples to demonstrate how you can make winning matches on various play types by replacing a Pick 3 number drawn with the Fireball number (based on $1 Pick 3 plays; Combo examples are $3 and $6 plays).
|Your Play Type & Numbers||Numbers Drawn||Example Wins||Fireball Prize|
|Straight, 253||153 FB 2||253||$200|
|3-Way, 112||141 FB 2||121||$68|
|6-Way, 124||134 FB 2||124||$34|
|3-Way Straight/Box, 112||111 FB 2||112, 121, 211||$202|
|6-Way Straight/Box, 124||143 FB 2||142||$17|
|Front Pair, 25X||253 FB 2||25X and 252||$40|
|Back Pair, X53||253 FB 2||X53||$20|
|3-Way Combo, 112||311 FB 2||211||$200|
|6-Way Combo, 124||415 FB 2||412||$200|