Daily Games: Pick Three
It's Easy to Play
Ask your lottery clerk for a play slip and pick your unique Pick 3 numbers between 0 and 9, in any combination. You can also have the lottery clerk input your numbers for you. Spend just $.50 for one game, or $1.00 to double your payout!.
There are 9 possible ways to win up to $500. You can play twice a day (midday and evening), Monday through Sunday. Midday draws are at 12:40 p.m. and evening draws are at 9:22 p.m. on WGN-TV. Winning Numbers are published on www.illinoislottery.com and are also published in most local newspapers.
How to Win
If your numbers match, you could be a winner! Use the chart below to understand the odds of winning and the various payout options of the game.
|Win (50¢) game||Win ($1.00) game|
|Match 3 numbers in exact order|
|Match 3 numbers, of which two are the same, in any order|
|Match 3 numbers in any order|
||122||3||$250 ($1.50)||$500 ($3.00)|
|Play all 3 straight combinations of 3 numbers, of which 2 are the same and match in any order|
||123||6||$250 ($3.00)||$500 ($6.00)|
|Play all 6 straight combinations of 3 numbers and match in any order|
$80 (bet box only)
|Match 3 numbers, of which 2 are the same, in exact order or any order|
$40 (bet box only)
|Match 3 numbers in exact order or any order|
|Match first two numbers in exact order|
|Match last two numbers in exact order|
Mid-day draws are at 12:40pm CST, with evening draws at 9:22pm on WGN-TV. Winning Numbers are also published in most local newspapers and on the www.illinoislottery.com home page.
A maximum of 12 drawing machines and 20 ball sets are available for use in the Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings. The particular machines and ball sets to be used for a given drawing are determined by random selection from among the available machines and ball sets. A special ball set and drawing machine are used for this random selection.
For each Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawing, a total of 8 machines and ball sets are randomly selected, with the order of the random selection determining how they will be used for that drawing. The 1st machine and ball set selected will be used as the alternate (backup) for both the Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings. The 2nd machine and ball set will be used to select the first Pick 3 winning digit, the 3rd machine and ball set will be used to select the second Pick 3 winning digit, etc.
If the numbers you pick match the drawing numbers, you could be our next big winner.