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How to Play Carolina Pick 3:

Playing Carolina Pick 3 is easy! Simply follow these steps and you’re ready to play!

Step #1 Green Ball
Pick a 3-digit number between 000 to 999.
(Or ask for Quick Pick and let the computer pick them for you.)
Step #2 Green Ball
Choose the way you’d like to play to match your numbers to the official numbers drawn:
Exact Order - must match winning numbers in order drawn.
Any Order - must match winning numbers drawn, but can be in any order.
50/50 - Combines Exact Order and Any Order plays, so that you win either way the numbers are drawn.
Step #3 Green Ball
Decide if you’d like to play for $0.50 or $1.00 (50/50 plays can only be played for $1.00).

Carolina Pick 3 Playslip

Step #4 Green Ball
Select the number of days that you would like to play your numbers. All plays selected will be for the next scheduled (most current) drawing only, unless you choose Multi-draw or Advance Play.
Multi-draw - allows you to purchase tickets for up to 7 consecutive drawings including the current drawing.
Advance Play - allows you to select specific future draw dates, excluding the current draw, for up to 7 consecutive drawings.
Step #5 Green Ball
If you make a mistake when marking your play slip, mark the “VOID” box for that panel and go to the next one.

You can play up to five sets of numbers on one play slip. Each play selected will produce a single ticket.

Check your play slip carefully before purchasing your tickets. It is your responsibility to make sure the ticket represents the numbers you selected and the drawing you want to enter. At your request, your Carolina Pick 3 ticket can be cancelled on the terminal where it was produced within 15 minutes of the purchase time or within the remaining time before the draw break, whichever occurs first.

Prize Payout:

Play Types Prizes for 50¢ Play Prizes for $1.00 Play Odds 1 in:
EXACT ORDER $250 $500 1,000
ANY ORDER (3-Way) $80 $160 333.33
ANY ORDER (6-Way) $40 $80 166.67
EXACT/ANY (50/50) (3-Way) (Note: $1.00 Play only) $330* (EXACT/ANY)
$80 (ANY only)
EXACT/ANY (50/50) (6-Way) (Note: $1.00 Play only) $290* (EXACT/ANY)
$40 (ANY only)
*Exact/Any Order prize for matching “Exact Order” includes prize for “Exact Order” win of $250 plus “Any Order” win of $80 for a 3-way win or $250 plus $40 for a 6-way win.

3-Way means that you have chosen a number that has 2 digits that are alike. (Example: 377) Because of that, there are only 3 ways to combine the number selected, 377 – 773 - 737.

6-Way means that you have chosen a number that has 3 unique (Example: 368) Because of that, there are only 6 ways to combine the numbers selected to win, 368 – 638 – 863 – 683 – 836 – 386.

Why are the prize payouts different for 3-Way and 6-Way? Since there are less combinations of a 3-Way number, the odds of winning are longer, so the prize payout is greater.

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