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Pick 3

Pick 3 is the Florida Lottery game you can play today and get paid today – up to $500! Win the top prize if you match the winning numbers on a $1 Straight play, or boost your odds of winning with a choice of play styles: Box, Straight/Box, Combo, Pairs or 1-OFF – there’s something for everyone.

Pick 3 is drawn twice a day, seven days a week, so there are plenty of chances to win. The midday draw is at 1:30 PM ET, and the evening draw takes place at 9:45 PM ET. You can purchase tickets for the next draw up to 11 minutes before it’s held – 1:19 PM ET for the midday draw, and 9:34 PM ET for the evening draw.

How to Play

Playing Pick 3 is easy. To get started, choose your lucky number from 0 through 9 from each column of your playslip, so you end up with a total of three digits. Or you can choose QP to have Quick Pick randomly select some or all of your numbers.

If you want a Front Pair play, choose numbers from the first two columns only. For Back Pair, pick numbers from the last two columns.

Choose your play type – there’s a variety of these so have fun and find your favorite. You can select from Straight, Box, Straight/Box, 1-OFF, Combo, Front Pair, or Back Pair.

Decide on your wager amount: 50 cents or $1 (Straight/Box and 1-OFF plays are $1. Combo play ranges from $1.50 to $6).

Select the drawing: MID for the midday draw at 1:30 PM ET, EVE for the evening draw at 9:45 PM ET, or BOTH for both draws. If you don’t mark a draw time, the terminal will print a ticket for the next available draw. If you choose BOTH, you’ll receive two separate tickets, one for each draw.

Advance Play offers the option to play your favorite numbers and play types for up to 14 consecutive days for your choice of draw times. Just mark the number in the “Days” area of your playslip. If you win a prize on an Advance Play ticket before all the drawings have finished, don’t worry – you’ll get a continuation ticket for the remaining drawings, with the same numbers and play types.

Add 1-OFF to Increase Your Chances of Winning

With 1-OFF, it pays to be almost right! 1-OFF is a play type where if you miss the winning number by one, you can still win a cash prize. That gives you 26 more chances to win!

To play 1-OFF, simply complete your Pick 3 playslip as usual, and mark the 1-OFF box. You’ll get a ticket that has your Pick 3 three-digit number and the 1-OFF numbers that are one higher or lower. A 1-OFF play costs $1.

During the Pick 3 drawing, three numbers are drawn at random. If your three-digit number is a Straight (exact) match for the numbers drawn, you’ll win $250!

You can also win between $5 and $20 if you match the Pick 3 winning numbers with one of the 26 possible 1-OFF number combinations (how much you win depends on the odds of being off by one, two, or three digits).

You may be asking, “why should I play 1-OFF if the prize is half the amount of a Pick 3 Straight play?”

The short answer: a Straight play offers a bigger top prize, but 1-OFF gives you more chances to win.

With a Straight play, you get one chance to win $500. With 1-OFF, there’s the chance to win $250, plus 26 extra chances to win up to $20. In fact, the odds of winning 1-OFF are the best of any Pick 3 play type!

Pick 3 1-OFF Prizes and Odds of Winning

1-OFF is a pretty sweet deal – you can miss your lucky numbers by one and still win a cash prize. Check below for the prizes and odds of winning for each level.

Pick 3 1-OFF Prizes and Odds of Winning
Pick 3 1-OFF Prize Odds of Winning
Straight $250 1 in 1,000
1-OFF on one digit $20 1 in 166.67
1-OFF on three digits $10 1 in 125
1-OFF on two digits $5 1 in 83.33

Pick 3 Prizes and Odds of Winning

Players often ask, “how much can I win playing Pick 3?” These are the top prizes you could win for each play type:

  • $1 Straight play: win up to $500
  • $1 Box play: win up to $160
  • Straight/Box play: win up to $330
  • 1-OFF play: win up to $250
  • Front Pair or Back Pair play: win up to $50

See below for details on what you could win for each play type and amount played, and the odds of winning:

Pick 3 Prizes and Odds of Winning
Play Type Example Prizes Odds of Winning
STRAIGHT Match in exact order 50Вў Play $1 Play
123 $250 $500 1 in 1,000
BOX Match in any order 50 Cent Play $1 Play
3-Way 112 $80 $160 1 in 333.33
6-Way 123 $40 $80 1 in 166.67
STRAIGHT/BOX Match in exact OR any order. Cost: $1 BOX STRAIGHT*
3-Way 112 $80 $330 1 in 1,000 & 1 in 333.33
6-Way 123 $40 $290 1 in 1,000 & 1 in 166.67
1-OFF Match in exact order OR off by 1 on any or all your 3 digits in exact order. $1 Play
STRAIGHT 123 $250 1 in 1,000
1-OFF on one digit 124 $20 1 in 166.67
1-OFF on three digits 214 $10 1 in 125
1-OFF on two digits 134 $5 1 in 83.33
PAIRS Match 2 in exact order. 50Вў Play $1 Play
Front Pair 12x $25 $50 1 in 100
Back Pair x23 $25 $50 1 in 100
COMBO All Straight combinations of a 3-digit number. Cost: $1.50 to $6 depending on numbers chosen. $250 $500
3-Way 112 $1.50 Play $3 Play 1 in 333.33
6-Way 123 $3 Play $6 Play 1 in 166.67
*Combined Straight and Box payouts.

Winning Combination Examples

The numbers and play types you select determine the ways you can win. Here are some examples:

Information on the Pick 3 draw game from the Florida Lottery. How to play, play styles, drawing schedule, prizes and odds for this FL game with a top prize of $500 and draws twice a day.

How to Play

It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Playing PICK 3™ is easy. It’s the game where you can play today and get paid today. You can win a top prize of $500 with a $1 Straight play, or increase your chances of winning with a Box, Straight/Box, Combo, Pairs or 1-OFF ® play. So many options to try! Simply select your lucky numbers and play it your way any day – twice a day. Midday and evening drawings offer two chances to play – and win!

To play, pick up a PICK 3 playslip at an authorized Florida Lottery retailer. Each playslip contains five panels (A-E). In each panel played:

1. Select one number (from 0 through 9) from each column for a total of three digits, or mark the QP (Quick Pick) box and let the terminal randomly pick some or all of your numbers. For a Front Pair play, select numbers from the first two columns only; and, for a Back Pair play, select numbers from the last two columns only.

2. Select the play type: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, 1-OFF, Combo, Front Pair, or Back Pair.

3. Select the amount you want to play: 50 cents or $1 (all Straight/Box and 1-OFF plays cost $1; Combo plays cost $1.50 to $6.00).

4. Select the draw time. Select MID for the midday drawing (1:30 p.m. ET), EVE for the evening drawing (9:45 p.m. ET) draw, or BOTH for both the midday and evening drawings. If no draw time is marked, the terminal will automatically print a ticket for the next available draw. If BOTH is selected, two separate tickets will print – one for the midday drawing and one for the evening drawing.

5. To Advance Play the same numbers and play types up to 14 consecutive days for the selected draw time(s), simply mark the number in the “Days” section on your playslip.

6. Give your completed playslip and payment to the retailer. You will receive a ticket for each set of selected numbers and draw date(s). Please check your ticket(s) before you leave the store. You are responsible for the accuracy of your ticket(s).

7. Check the official drawing results to see if you’re a winner! Draw results are available on this website, at authorized Florida Lottery retailers and by calling (850) 921-PLAY (7529). You may also watch the drawings online.

PICK 3 drawings are held twice daily, seven days per week, at 1:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. ET. Tickets for each drawing may be purchased up to 11 minutes prior to the applicable drawing – 1:19 p.m. ET for the midday drawings and 9:34 p.m. ET for the evening drawings.

Please remember: All prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the applicable draw date.
Prizes of less than $600 may be claimed at any authorized Florida Lottery retailer.

If you claim a prize on a winning Advance Play ticket before all of the drawings on the ticket have occurred, you will be issued a continuation ticket for the remaining draws with the same play numbers and play types as the original ticket.

How to Play 1-Off ®

Ever feel like you’re close, but you’ve somehow missed the mark? With 1-OFF ® you can miss by one and still win a cash prize. That’s 26 more chances to win!

To play, simply pick up a PICK 3 playslip at an authorized Florida Lottery retailer.

Select your three numbers, or QP to let the terminal randomly pick some or all of your numbers.

Mark the 1-OFF ® box on the PICK 3 playslip.

Select the draw time: MID, EVE, or BOTH.

Once you give your completed playslip and payment to the retailer, you will receive a ticket printed with your 3-digit number and the 1-OFF numbers higher or lower than your 3-digit number.

During the PICK 3 drawing, 3 numbers will be drawn at random. If your 3-digit number is a Straight match to the numbers, you win $250. Or, if any of your 1-OFF numbers match the PICK 3 numbers drawn, you can win up to $10.

PICK 3 ™ 1-OFF ® ODDS PAYOUT
Straight 1:1,000 $250
1-OFF on one digit 1:166.67 $20
1-OFF on three digits 1:125 $10
1-OFF on two digits 1:83.33 $5

Now you know how to play PICK 3 1-OFF!

Players who match all three of the winning numbers drawn in the official PICK 3™ drawing for the date played can win up to $500, depending on the play type purchased and the amount played. Front Pair or Back Pair players who match two numbers in exact order can win up to $50.

Pick 3
Odds of Winning and Estimated Prize Payouts
Play Types Example Odds Prize Payouts
STRAIGHT Match in exact order 50¢ Play $1.00 Play
123 1:1,000 $250 $500
BOX Match in any order 50¢ Play $1.00 Play
3-WAY 112 1:333.33 $80 $160
6-WAY 123 1:166.67 $40 $80
STRAIGHT/BOX Match in exact order or any order. Costs $1. BOX STRAIGHT*
3-WAY 112 1:1,000 & 1:333.33 $80 $330
6-WAY 123 1:1,000 & 1:166.67 $40 $290
1-OFF™ Match in exact order or off by one on any or all of your 3 digits in exact order. $1.00 Play
STRAIGHT 123 1:1,000 $250
1-OFF on one digit 124 1:166.67 $20
1-OFF on three digits 214 1:125 $10
1-OFF on two digits 134 1:83.33 $5
PAIRS Match two in exact order 50¢ Play $1.00 Play
FRONT PAIR 12x 1:100 $25 $50
BACK PAIR x23 1:100 $25 $50
COMBO Covers all Straight combinations of a 3-digit number. Costs $1.50 to $6 depending on the numbers you select. $250 $500
3-WAY 112 1:333.33 $1.50 Play $3 Play
6-WAY 123 1:166.67 $3 Play $6 Play
*Combined straight and box payouts
Numbers Selected Determine Ways to Win Example Example Winning Combinations
3-WAY: Select a 3-digit number with two like digits and get 3 ways to win. 112 112,121,211
6-WAY: Select a 3-digit number with all different digits and get 6 ways to win. 123 123,132,213,231,312,321
1-OFF: All possible combinations in which each of the three (3) digits either matches or is one (1) number higher or lower than each of the player’s three (3) digits in exact order. 26 ways to win. 123 012, 013, 014, 022, 023, 024, 032, 033, 034, 112, 113, 114, 122, 124, 132, 133, 134, 212, 213, 214, 222, 223, 224, 232, 233, 234

Unlike the Lottery’s other Draw games, which are pari-mutuel in design (that is, players are vying for a portion of what is in the prize pool), PICK 2, PICK 3, PICK 4, and PICK 5 offer set prize payouts. Therefore, the Lottery has established a $8 million liability limit for PICK 3 for any particular three-digit number for each drawing. Should any three digit combination (for example 777) be purchased often enough in a single drawing that would result in the liability limit being exceeded, the Lottery will “cut off” further sales of that specific number combination. In addition, no Front Pair or Back Pair that involves the first two or last two digits, respectively, of the three-digit number will be allowed for that drawing. Players that have already played those numbers will still win the full amount of the set prize even if the liability limit has been met. For more details on this issue, please refer to the Pick 3 game rule, section (1)(i).

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