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About Pick 3

Pick 3 is a daily game that leaves most all the choices up to the player. Players can pick their own three numbers every day and choose how to play them. The evening drawing was launched in July 1998. A midday drawing was added in September 2003.

On April 16, 2014, the Iowa Lottery began conducting its own drawings in the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. There are now Iowa-specific results for both the daily midday and evening drawings. We no longer share results with the Illinois Lottery for our Pick 3 and Pick 4 games, so please be sure that you are checking for the IOWA results.

How To Play

Choose a set of three numbers, each from 0 through 9.

Pick your own numbers or let the computer pick them for you by asking for an easy pick.

Select the play type:

  • Straight - match all numbers in the EXACT ORDER as drawn.
  • Box - match all three numbers IN ANY ORDER.
  • Straight/Box - match either exact and/or any order.
  • Front Pair - match the first two numbers in the EXACT ORDER as drawn.
  • Back Pair - match the last two numbers in the EXACT ORDER as drawn.

Purchase up to 16 consecutive drawings at a time.

Midday drawings held daily at approx. 12:50 p.m. Evening drawings held daily at about 8:50 p.m. Tickets may be purchased until noon on the day of the drawing for midday drawings and until 8:00 p.m. on the day of the drawing for evening drawings.

Pick 3 prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the drawing for which they were eligible.

Prizes and Odds

Play Odds $.50 $1 $2 $3 $4 $5
Straight 1 in 1,000 $300 $600 $1,200 $1,800 $2,400 $3,000
Box 6-Way 1 in 167 $50 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500
Box 3-Way 1 in 333 $100 $200 $400 $600 $800 $1,000
Straight/Box
6-Way Exact
1 in 1,000 N/A $350 $700 $1,050 $1,400 $1,750
Straight/Box
6-Way Any
1 in 167 N/A $50 $100 $150 $200 $250
Straight/Box
3-Way Exact
1 in 1,000 N/A $400 $800 $1,200 $1,600 $2,000
Straight/Box
3-Way Any
1 in 333 N/A $100 $200 $300 $400 $500
Front Pair 1 in 100 $30 $60 $120 $180 $240 $300
Back Pair 1 in 100 $30 $60 $120 $180 $240 $300