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Official Rules

How to Play Pick 3:

Amount:
50¢ per game.

Bet type:
9 different ways to win up to $500 (see chart), straight (all 3 balls in order) being the easiest way to play.

Choose:
Ask for a Play Slip and pick 3 numbers, 0-9, in any combination. Or simply tell the cashier your numbers.

Drawing:
Play midday  Monday through Saturday.  Midday draws are at 12:40 p.m. on WGN-TV. Winning numbers are also published in most local newspapers.

WIN!
If the Pick 3 numbers you chose match the drawing numbers in the proper order, you're a winner.

Prize Payout:

PICK 3
TYPE OF WAGER EXAMPLE ODDS

WIN

WIN

    (IN 1,000) (50¢ play) ($1 play)
STRAIGHT: 123 1 $250 $500
Match 3 numbers in exact order        
3-WAY BOX: 122 3 $80 $160
Match 3 numbers, of which two are the same, in any order        
6-WAY BOX: 123 6 $40 $80
Match 3 numbers in any order        
3-WAY COMBO: 122 3 $250 $500
Play all 3 combinations of 3 numbers, of which two are the same and match in any order     (cost $1.50) (cost $3.00)
6-WAY COMBO: 123 6 $250 $500
Play all 6 combinations of 3 numbers and match in any order     (cost $3) (cost $6)
3-WAY STRAIGHT/BOX: 122      
Match 3 numbers, of which two are the same in:        
exact order or   1 N/A $330
any order   3 N/A $80
6-WAY STRAIGHT/BOX: 123      
Match 3 numbers in:        
exact order or   1 N/A $290
any order   6 N/A $40
FRONT PAIR: 12X 10 $25 $50
Match first two numbers in exact order        
BACK PAIR: X23 10 $25 $50
Match last two numbers in exact order

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