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How to Play Pick 3:

Get more for your money with PICK 3! No daily game in America has a higher payout for each dollar played than the Kentucky Lottery's PICK 3. A 50¢ play could win you $300 and one dollar buys you a chance to win $600. 

Three easy ways to play:

Basic Games

  • Straight – Match winning three numbers in exact order
  • Box – Match winning three numbers in any order
  • Straight/Box – Match your winning numbers in exact or any order.

Pair Games

  • Front Pair – Match the first two numbers in exact order
  • Back Pair – Match the last two numbers in exact order
  • Split Pair – Match the first and third numbers in exact order.

Super Straight

Match your three numbers in any order and win a straight payout. Minimum Super Straight wager is $1.50.

How to fill out the play slip:

  1. Choose 3 lucky numbers from 0 to 9, or mark "Quick Pick" and the computer will randomly select your numbers for you.
  2. Choose the amount you wish to wager.
  3. Choose the way you wish to play: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Front Pair, Back Pair, Split Pair or Super Straight
  4. Choose the number of drawings you wish to play. Play up to seven consecutive draws per play slip.
  5. Choose the drawing time you wish to play. Play the Midday drawing (approximately 1:25 p.m. e.s.t.), the Evening drawing (approximately 11:00 p.m. e.s.t.), or play both drawings.
  6. Save your ticket to claim your winnings.

Prize Payout:

PICK 3 Match Prize Odds Per Play
$1 per play
$.50 (half prize)
Straight $600 1:1,000
(3 different #s)
$100 1:167
(2 same #s)
$200 1:333
Pair $60 1:100
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