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How to Play Daily 3

The California Daily 3 Lottery takes place twice a day, which means more chances of winning with each game! With your favorite three analyzed numbers, you can change the game in your favor and win prizes above $600. The game offers different types of bets along with the Advance Play to increase your chances of winning with consecutive draws for 7 days on the same playslip.

The Daily 3 Lottery takes place twice a day, providing you with more chances of winning with each game! You just need to pick 3 numbers from 0-9 on the Playslip and match them to the winning numbers to win. You can select your numbers by using the Quick Pick method. And can also increase the chances of winning by just marking the Advance Play Box.

There are varying ways available to play the game including, the Straight, Box, and Straight/Box. Remember that Advance Play just allows you to play the same numbers for consecutive draws on one playslip.

For only $1 you can play the California Daily 3 Lottery. You just have to choose 3 numbers from 0-9 on your playslip. You can opt for the Quick Pick method, in which the random number generator or the computer selects the numbers for you. After choosing the numbers you can select the bet type you want to play with. To play the same numbers for consecutive draws you can opt for the Advance Play option. The Advance Play allows you to play the same numbers and playstyle for 1-7 or 14 consecutive draws on one playslip. After receiving your ticket, verify it and then sign the back of it. As Daily 3 has two draws daily, playing 14 draws will result in 7 days of Play thereby increasing your chances of winning.

Play Types Of California Daily 3

The type of bet you choose to play will appear on your lottery ticket. Different bet types for Daily 3 are:

  • Straight - If the winning numbers match in the same order, you are a winner.
  • Box - If the winning numbers match in any order, you win.
  • Straight/Box - If you match the winning numbers in exact order and win ½ of the Straight Prize and ½ of the Box prize. Or if you match the winning numbers in any order and win ½ the Box prize only, you are a winner.

Game Format

  • Number of lottery balls in Daily 3: 3/9
  • Number of drawing machines: 3
  • Type of lottery game: 3 Ball Numbers Game

Lottery Numbers Selection Option

The players can pick their own numbers or use any of the below-listed lottery tools to mark the winning California Daily 3 lottery numbers.

Drawing Schedule Of California Daily 3 Lottery

  • Monday 1:00 PM PT & 6:30 PM PT (GMT-12:00)
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  • Tuesday 1:00 PM PT & 6:30 PM PT (GMT-12:00)
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  • Wednesday 1:00 PM PT & 6:30 PM PT (GMT-12:00)
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  • Thursday 1:00 PM PT & 6:30 PM PT (GMT-12:00)
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  • Friday 1:00 PM PT & 6:30 PM PT (GMT-12:00)
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  • Saturday 1:00 PM PT & 6:30 PM PT (GMT-12:00)
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  • Sunday 1:00 PM PT & 6:30 PM PT (GMT-12:00)
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California Daily 3 offers you the option of playing the same numbers and play types up to 14 consecutive drawings for selected draw time(s) by opting for the Multi-Draw/Advance Play option.

Lottery Results

After the drawing, you can check the winning lottery numbers and prizes at:

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The Straight/Box wager is equally divided between Box and Straight play styles. You can win by matching your numbers in exact order for Straight wager, or by matching them in any order for the Box wager.

Daily 3 is available at all lottery retailers. The drawings take place twice daily and your entry must be done before 1 PM and 6:30 PM to be eligible for the draws.

To check your winnings, you need to look at the Lottery website for winning numbers and prizes. You can even download the California Lottery App and can scan your tickets to know about your numbers.

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Rules Governing Daily 3

  • The legal age of playing California Daily 3 is 18 years and older.
  • The cutoff for buying Daily 3 tickets in California is 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the day of the drawing.
  • Ticket cancellation is only allowed in specific situations. See the official website for details.
  • Players must claim their lottery winnings within a time period of 180 days, from the date of the drawing, else their winnings will be fortified.
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Claiming a Prize from the Daily 3 Lottery

  • Experiencing the thrill of having won the lottery! If you think you have matched the winning lottery numbers, here are the steps you should take to claim your prize.
  • Before taking steps to claim your prize, double-check your numbers against the official drawing results with the ones drawn or visit our Lottery Results. This will help you confirm that you have correctly matched the winning numbers and know what prize amount will fill your pockets.

Quick Facts

  • Game type: Daily Draw Game
  • Game Format: 3/10
  • Game availability: Exclusively available in California only.
  • Game draw days and time: Every day, at 1 PM PST and 6:30 PM PST
  • Minimum jackpot amount: No Jackpot
  • Minimum cash prize: $1.
  • Minimum age to play: 18
  • Jackpot odds: 1 in 1,000
  • Game add-on option: Advance Play
  • Ticket cost: $1 per play
  • Jackpot payment options: Lump-sum
  • Lottery operator: California State Lottery

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