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.
A 50¢ play could win you $300 and $1 buys you a chance to win $600. 

How to Play
  1. Select 3 numbers each from 0-9, or select "Quick Pick" and the computer will randomly select the numbers for you.  The same numbers may be used more than once
  2. Choose the type of wager you want to play and choose the amount you want to wager 
Wager Types:
  • Straight – Match winning three numbers in exact order 
Example: if lottery draws 7-9-1, your numbers must be 7-9-1 in this order to win
  • Box – Match winning three numbers in any order 
  Example: if lottery draws 7-9-1, your numbers can be 7-9-1 in any order
  • Straight/Box – Match winning numbers in exact or any order 
Example: if lottery draws 7-9-1, your numbers must be 7-9-1in this order to win                the straight payout
  Or if your numbers match 7-9-1 in any other order you win the box payout 
  • Pairs – Match your winning pair numbers (Front Pair, Back Pair, or Split Pair) in                            exact order. For example:
Front Pair – Match first two winning numbers in exact order
Back Pair – Match last two winning numbers in exact order
Split Pair – Match first and last winning numbers in exact order 
  • Super Straight – Match winning three numbers in any order and win the straight payout
Example: if lottery draws 7-9-1, your numbers can be 7-9-1 in any order

  

  TYPE OF PLAY IF YOU PLAYED WINNING COMBINATIONS WAGER AMOUNT YOU WIN  
  STRAIGHT 7-9-1 7-9-1 $1
50¢
$600
$300
 
  BOX 7-9-1 1-7-9     1-9-7
7-1-9     7-9-1
9-1-7     9-7-1
$1
50¢
$100
$50
 
  BOX
(Using 2 same #’s)
7-9-9 7-9-9
9-7-9     9-9-7
$1
50¢
$200
$100
 
  *STRAIGHT BOX
50¢ Straight/50¢ Box
7-9-1 1-7-9     1-9-7
7-1-9     7-9-1
9-1-7     9-7-1
EXACT ORDER
ANY ORDER
$350
$  50
 
  *STRAIGHT BOX
(Using 2 same #’s)
50¢ Straight/50¢ Box
7-9-9 7-9-9
9-7-9     9-9-7
EXACT ORDER
ANY ORDER
$400
$100
 

Pair Wagers 

  TYPE OF PLAY IF YOU PLAYED WINNING COMBINATIONS WAGER AMOUNT YOU WIN  
  FRONT PAIR 7-9-X 7-9-0     7-9-1
7-9-2     7-9-3
7-9-4     7-9-5
7-9-6     7-9-7
7-9-8     7-9-9
$1
50¢
$60
$30
 
  BACK PAIR X-9-1 0-9-1     1-9-1
2-9-1     3-9-1
4-9-1     5-9-1
6-9-1     7-9-1
8-9-1     9-9-1
$1
50¢
$60
$30
 
  SPLIT PAIR 7-X-1 7-0-1     7-1-1
7-2-1     7-3-1
7-4-1     7-5-1
7-6-1     7-7-1
7-8-1     7-9-1
$1
50¢
$60
$30
 

Super Straight
Match your three numbers in any order and win a straight payout. Minimum Super Straight wager is $1.50.
  TYPE OF PLAY IF YOU PLAYED WINNING
COMBINATIONS
WAGER AMOUNT YOU WIN  
  *SUPER STRAIGHT 7-9-1 1-7-9     1-9-7
7-1-9     7-9-1
9-1-7     9-7-1
$6
(6 x $1)

$3
(6 x 50¢)
$600

$300
 
  *SUPER STRAIGHT 7-9-9 7-9-9
9-7-9     9-9-7
$3
(3 x $1)

$1.50
(3 x 50¢)
$600

$300
 
*IMPORTANT: Marking “Straight/Box” or “Super Straight” wager will increase the amount of your wager. 

Wager amounts higher than those shown above will multiply prize by that dollar amount –e.g. a winning $3.00 Straight wager would be worth $1,800, etc.


Additional Play Options
  1. Choose the amount you want to wager (50¢ to $10.00)
  2. Choose the DRAWTIME you want to play, (Midday - approximately 1:20 p.m. e.s.t., Evening - approximately 11:00 p.m. e.s.t., or Both). There is no Midday draw on Sunday
  3. Choose the number of drawings you want to play your numbers (2-7 consecutive drawings)
  4. You can play any day, up to seven days in advance, Sunday-Saturday by choosing ADVANCE play

Claiming your Prize

To claim a prize, sign the back of your winning ticket. Prizes may be claimed the next business day after the drawing. Prizes up to $600 may be redeemed at any Kentucky Lottery Pick 3 retailer. Prizes up to $5,000 may be claimed at any authorized cashing agent or by mailing your winning ticket and a completed claim form (available at any Lottery retailer) to the Kentucky Lottery Corporation, Claims Dept. 100, Louisville, KY 40287-0001. Prizes up to $25,000 may be claimed at selected Kentucky Lottery Regional Offices, and prizes over $25,000 must be claimed at the Kentucky Lottery Headquarters at 1011 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202.

Prizes must be claimed within 180 days after drawing date. Prizes of $50 or higher that are claimed more than 90 days after drawing date must be claimed at Lottery Headquarters or Regional Office if under $25,000.

Odds

Match Odds Per Play
Straight 1:1,000
Box 
(3 different #'s)
1:167
Box 
(3 same #'s)
1:333
Pair 1:100
Odds have been rounded to nearest whole number.

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  • Use your existing ticket to purchase a new ticket with your same favorite numbers!
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