Understand the Play Types and Payouts with Examples!

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Daily 3 of the California Lottery is drawn twice a day (day and evening). The Jackpot amount starts at $500, but how much you win depends on your chosen playstyle and your wager amount. You just need to pick your numbers between 000 - 999 and then choose the wager style. You win the Jackpot when your combination matches the winning draw numbers in exact order. The different playstyles include Exact Order, Any Order, 50/50, Combo, Pairs.


By adding the BOOST option you can win additional prizes. This option prints 5 extra sets of Easy Pick numbers on your ticket. If one of these BOOST numbers matches the winning draw numbers, you get an extra $100 (for a $1 play) or $50 (for a $0.50 play).

The table below depicts the different ways you can play daily 3 and how it affects your odds and prize payout potential.

Match Prize Odds (1 in) Payback Rates
Straight $500 1,000 5000%
Box $64 333 19.22%
Straight + Box $235 333 70.57%
Box Only $32 167 19.16%

* The California Lottery prize for this game is based on the number of tickets sold and the number of winning tickets. The prize values on this table represent the minimum average prize values allowed by state law.

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