Pick 3

Mississippi's state lottery launched on November 25th, 2019, with scratch-offs offered as the first game. Draw games, including Powerball and Mega Millions, will be introduced in early 2020.

A three-digit, four-digit, and five-digit game will also launch in the first quarter of the year. Details of exactly what form these games will take have not been released yet. For example, the three-digit game could be Cash 3, or Pick 3, which is offered in neighboring state Louisiana.

This page will be updated as soon as more details on the three-digit game are available. For now, you'll find general information on a Pick 3 game of the type offered by other states.

Pick 3 is an exciting draw game that will give players the chance to win a cash prize likely to be up to $500. You may be able to win the top prize if you match the numbers drawn on a $1 Straight play, or for different odds try one of the other fun play styles that may be available when the game starts, including Box, Straight/Box, and Combo.

How to Play

This page contains information on the Pick 3 game as it is played in neighboring Louisiana. When more information is available on Mississippi's three-digit game, this page will be updated.

Choose your lucky 3 digit number from 0-9, or use Quick Pick and the lottery computer will generate the numbers at random.

Select your play style based on the prize you want to win. Some numbers can only be played in a particular way (for example, a number with three unique digits may have a different prize and odds than a number with two identical digits), and higher prizes have steeper odds.

These are the play types and wagers that are likely to be available when the game launches, and how to win on each one:

  • Straight: Your number must match the number drawn in exact order
  • Box: Your number must match all the digits drawn in any order
  • Straight/Box: A 50 cent Straight play and a 50 cent Box play combined. Win by matching all digits in exact order and/or any order
  • Combo: All possible combinations of your digits to win a Straight prize

Decide on your wager amount: Straight or Box can be played for 50 cents, $1, or $5. Straight/Box plays are $1 or $5, and Combo tickets cost three to six times the amount of a single play, and range from $1.50 to $6.

Multidraw is likely to be available when the game launches, and will save you time if you want to play your favorite numbers for more than one draw. Choose from two, three, four, five, six, seven or 14 draws in a row.

Advance Play is also expected to be offered, with the option to play any future day out of the next six days. If you're playing multidraw, choose your advance play day if you wish to start on a particular day of the week.

Pick 3 Prizes and Odds of Winning

These are the top prizes you may be able to win for each play type when the game launches:

  • $1 Straight play: win up to $500
  • $1 Box play: win up to $160
  • Straight/Box play: win up to $330
  • Combo play: win up to $500

See below for details on what you could win for each play type and amount played, and the odds of winning (this is general information based on the Pick 3 game in other states and will be updated when the Mississippi game begins):

Pick 3 Prizes and Odds of Winning
Play Type Example Number Example Winning Matches Prizes Odds of Winning
STRAIGHT Match in exact order 50¢ Play $1 Play
123 123 $250 $500 1 in 1,000
BOX Match in any order 50¢ Play $1 Play
3-Way Box 2 same digits 122 122, 212, 221 $80 $160 1 in 333.33
6-Way Box 3 unique digits 123 123, 132, 213, 231, 312, 321 $40 $80 1 in 166.67
STRAIGHT/BOX Match in exact OR any order. Cost: $1 (50¢ Exact Order + 50¢ Any Order) BOX STRAIGHT
3-Way Straight/Box 2 same digits 122 122 (Exact Order) - $330 1 in 1,000
122 212, 221 (Any Order) $80 - 1 in 333.33
6-Way Straight/Box 2 same digits 122 122 (Exact Order) - $330 1 in 1,000
122 212, 221 (Any Order) $80 - 1 in 333.33
COMBO Match in any order. Cost: $1.50 to $6 depending on numbers chosen.
3-Way Combo 2 same digits 122 122, 212, 221 $250
($1.50 Play)
$500
($3 Play)
1 in 333.33
6-Way Combo 3 unique digits 123 123, 132, 213, 231, 312, 321 $250
($3 Play)
$500
($6 Play)
1 in 166.67

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