Pick-3

Pick-3 with FIREBALL is the twice daily New Jersey jackpot game with more $300 winners than all other NJ draw games combined! Add the FIREBALL option for even more excitement.


Drawings are held twice a day. The Midday drawing is held at approximately 12:59 PM EST. The Evening drawing takes place at approximately 7:57 PM EST. Make sure you get your tickets before 12:53 PM for Midday and 7:53 PM for Evening to be entered into the next draw. If you're late, you'll be entered into the following draw.

How to Play

Choose three numbers from 0 to 9, or check Quick Pick to have the Lottery computer randomly generate your numbers.

Select a bet type. There are five ways to play Pick-3 with FIREBALL. The cost to play starts at just 50 cents.

Choose your drawing: Midday, Evening, or both.

Would you like to play the same numbers for more than one drawing? Then select Multi Draw to play for up to seven draws.

FIREBALL

The FIREBALL option replaces one of the winning Pick-3 numbers drawn with the FIREBALL number for more ways to win. If your numbers match the new FIREBALL winning combos, you win a prize! FIREBALL doubles the cost of your wagers.

Instant Match

Add the Instant Match option for an extra $1 per play for the chance to win up to $500 on the spot!

Bet Types

There are five ways to play Pick-3:

  • Straight: You win if your numbers match the winning numbers drawn in the same EXACT ORDER.
  • Box: You win if your numbers match the numbers drawn in ANY ORDER. Box can be played as 3-Way Box or 6-Way Box.
  • Straight/Box: The most popular bet type is simply the Straight and Box types combined in one! You win the Straight AND Box prizes by matching the winning numbers in EXACT ORDER. Win the Box prize if you match the winning numbers in ANY ORDER.

    The minimum play costs $1 (that is, 50 cents for Straight and 50 cents for Box). If you add FIREBALL, the minimum bet becomes $2.
  • Wheel: An easy way to play all possible Straight combos of your three numbers. You win if you match the numbers drawn in ANY ORDER! This is a combination play type, so the base wager amount is multipled by the number of potential combinations.

    Wheel can be played as 3-Way Wheel, where you select a three-digit number with two of the same digits (e.g. 112) OR 6-Way Wheel, where you choose a three-digit number with three unique digits (e.g. 123).
  • Pair Bets: Select two numbers. You win if you match the first two (Front Pair), the last two (Back Pair), OR first and last (Split Pair)!

Pick-3 Prizes and Odds of Winning

Here's a breakdown of the prizes and odds of winning for each prize tier:

Pick-3 Prizes and Odds of Winning
Bet Type If You Bet... You Win If You Match... Prize* Odds of Winning
Straight 123 123 $250 1 in 1,000
3-Way Box 112 112, 121, 211 $80 1 in 333
6-Way Box 123 123, 213, 312, 132, 231, 321 $40 1 in 167
3-Way Wheel 112 112, 121, 211 $250 1 in 333
6-Way Wheel 123 123, 213, 312, 132, 231, 321 $250 1 in 167
Front Pair 12X Any 3-digit number starting with 12 $25 1 in 100
Back Pair X23 Any 3-digit number ending in 23 $25 1 in 100
Split Pair 1X3 Any 3-digit number that begins with 1 & ends with 3 $25 1 in 100
*50 percent of the total amount of all bets for each game will go into the game's prize pool & be shared by the winners as per a pari-mutuel formula. Prize calculations are based on a projected 50 percent payout of a 50 cent play.

FIREBALL Prizes and Odds of Winning

Here's how the FIREBALL option delivers more ways to win:

FIREBALL Prizes and Odds of Winning
Bet Type Number of Winning Combinations Prize* Odds of Winning
Straight 3 $91.50 1 in 333
3-Way Box 9 $30.50 1 in 111
6-Way Box 18 $15.00 1 in 56
3-Way Wheel 9 $91.50 1 in 111
6-Way Wheel 18 $91.50 1 in 56
Front Pair 3 $9.00 1 in 33
Back Pair 3 $9.00 1 in 33
Split Pair 3 $9.00 1 in 33
*55 percent of total FIREBALL bets for each game will go into the game's prize pool & be shared by the winners as per a pari-mutuel formula. Prize calculations are based on a projected 50 percent payout of a 50 cent play.

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