Pick 3

Pick 3 is an exciting Texas lottery game where you can play your lucky numbers, and also be strategic by choosing a play style. Players have the chance to win four times daily, six days a week (Monday-Saturday). Tickets cost $0.50, $1, or $5 per play with a top prize of $500 (for a $1 play).



Pick 3 Drawing Schedule

There are four draws daily, six days a week (Monday through Saturday):

  1. Morning: 10:00 AM CT

  2. Day: 12:27 PM CT

  3. Evening: 6:00 PM CT

  4. Night: 10:12 PM CT

Ticket sales are not available during the Draw Break, which runs from:

  1. Morning: 9:50 – 10:03 AM CT

  2. Day: 12:17 – 12:30 PM CT

  3. Evening: 5:50 – 6:03 PM CT

  4. Night: 10:02 - 10:15 PM CT

How to Play

To play, choose three one-digit numbers from 0-9, or select Quick Pick to have them chosen for you at random.

Next, choose one of the four play styles:

  • Exact Order: If your chosen numbers match the winning numbers in the exact order they are drawn, you win!
  • Any Order: If your chosen numbers match the winning numbers in any order, you win!
  • Exact/Any: For a small extra cost you can play both Exact Order and Any Order. If your chosen numbers match the winning numbers in Exact Order or in Any Order, you win!
  • Combo: An easy way to play all possible Exact Order combinations on one ticket.

If you'd like to play your selected numbers for up to 24 draws in a row, select one of the Multi-Draw boxes.

You can also play only a certain draw time - simply check the box for either Morning, Day, Evening, or Night, and the number of draws you wish to participate in.

Fireball

The Fireball option may be added to your main game ticket for more ways to win. After each Pick 3 draw, one Fireball number from 0 to 9 is drawn. Use the number to replace any of the Pick 3 numbers drawn in order to make a winning match.

To add Fireball, simply mark "Yes" in the box on your playslip. Fireball doubles the cost of your Pick 3 play.

Prizes and Odds

Here's a breakdown of the numbers needed to win a Pick 3 prize plus the odds of winning. Your chosen play style determines how your numbers can match the numbers drawn to make a winning combination:

Pick 3 Texas odds and prizes
Play Types Prizes Odds
Exact Order: Match in exact order $0.50 Play $1 Play
3 unique numbers $250 $500 1 in 1,000
2 same & 1 unique numbers $250 $500 1 in 1,000
3 same numbers $250 $500 1 in 1,000
Any Order: Match in any order $0.50 Play $1 Play
3-Way
2 same & 1 unique numbers
$80 $160 1 in 333
6-Way
3 unique numbers
$40 $80 1 in 1 in 67
Exact/Any Order: Match in Exact OR Any Order
Prizes shown are based on a $0.50 base play each for Exact and Any Order, with a total cost of $1
Any Exact*
3-Way
2 same & 1 unique numbers
$80 $330* ($250 + $80) 1 in 333
6-Way
3 unique numbers
$40 $290* ($250 + $40) 1 in 1 in 167
*Prize is larger (as shown) if your numbers match those drawn in Exact Order; Exact Order prize is the sum of Any & Exact prizes
Combo: All Exact Order combinations of 3 numbers. $0.50 base play: $1.50-6. $1 base play: $3-12, depending on your numbers. $0.50 Base Play $1 Base Play
3-Way
2 same & 1 unique numbers
$250 ($1.50 Play) $500 ($3 Play) 1 in 333
6-Way
3 unique numbers
$250 ($3 Play) $500 ($6 Play) 1 in 167

Fireball Prizes and Odds of Winning

Check the following table for all the prize values and odds of winning if you added the Fireball option to your Pick 3 play. The Lottery draws a Fireball number just after each Pick 3 draw. Use the Fireball number to replace any Pick 3 number drawn for extra ways to win. Fireball doubles your Pick 3 ticket cost, as shown in the prices below - for example, a $0.50 base play becomes a $1 play with Fireball.

The three Fireball Examples columns on the right - Your Numbers, Pick 3 Numbers Drawn, and Fireball Number Drawn - are simply to demonstrate how Fireball can potentially help you make a winning set.

Texas Pick 3 Fireball Prizes and Odds
Play Type Wins Prizes Odds Fireball Examples
Exact Order $1 Play $2 Play Your Numbers Pick 3 Numbers Drawn Fireball Number Drawn
3 unique numbers 1 win $90 $180 1 in 333 123 129 3
2 same & 1 unique numbers 2 wins $180 $360 1 in 10,000 122 122 2
1 win $90 $180 1 in 357 122 422 1
3 same numbers 3 wins $270 $540 1 in 10,000 111 111 1
1 win $90 $180 1 in 370 111 131 1
Any Order $1 Play $2 Play Your Numbers Pick 3 Numbers Drawn Fireball Number Drawn
3-Way
2 same & 1 unique numbers
3 wins $90 $180 1 in 10,000 122 222 1
2 wins $60 $120 1 in 1,667 122 112 2
1 win $30 $60 1 in 333 122 012 2
6-Way
3 unique numbers
2 wins $30 $60 1 in 556 123 112 3
1 win $15 $30 1 in 69 123 013 2
Exact/Any Order Any Exact $2 Play Your Numbers Pick 3 Numbers Drawn Fireball Number Drawn
3-Way
2 same & 1 unique numbers
2 wins 2 wins $240 1 in 10,000 122 122 2
3 wins 1 win $180 1 in 10,000 122 222 1
2 wins 1 win $150 1 in 5,000 122 112 2
2 wins 0 $60 1 in 3,333 122 211 2
1 win 1 win $120 1 in 400 122 022 1
1 win 0 $30 1 in 200 122 012 2
6-Way
3 unique numbers
2 wins 1 win $120 1 in 1,667 123 113 2
1 win 1 win $105 1 in 417 123 023 1
2 wins 0 $30 1 in 833 123 112 3
1 win 0 $15 1 in 83 123 012 3
COMBO $3 Play $6 Play Your Numbers Pick 3 Numbers Drawn Fireball Number Drawn
3-Way
2 same & 1 unique numbers
3 wins $270 $540 1 in 10,000 122 222 1
2 wins $180 $360 1 in 1,667 122 112 2
1 win $90 $180 1 in 133 122 012 2
$6 Play $12 Play
6-Way
3 unique numbers
2 wins $180 $360 1 in 556 123 112 3
1 win $90 $180 1 in 69 123 013 2

Can I Play from Outside the U.S.?

If you're outside the U.S., unfortunately you cannot buy Texas Lottery tickets. However, you can take part in Powerball and Mega Millions! Please see the Tickets page for details.


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