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How to Play Play3

The Connecticut Play3 Lottery holds its draws twice daily, which means you are offered increased chances of winning with each game. With your three analyzed numbers, you can change the game in your favor and win prizes up to $2,500 every day and night. Play3 provides different types of bets along with Advance Action and REPLAY to increase your chances of winning by offering you multiple chances of playing on the same playslip.

Playing Play3 is quite exciting and highly rewarding. You have to select 3 duplicate or different numbers for a single play from 0 to 9. For example, 589, 005, 669, etc. If your selected Play3 numbers match the winning numbers according to your bet type, you bag the winning prizes. Or you can also ask your lottery retailer for a Quick Pick to have your numbers randomly generated by the terminal.

The Connecticut Play3 is played in $.50 increments, beginning from $.50 up to $5.00 per wager, according to the bet type you select. The drawings are held at 1:57 p.m. for the Day draw and 10:29 p.m. for the Night draw. The draws for the game are held all seven days a week, which means you have multiple chances to win every day with each game.

The Connecticut Play3 also offers you to play up to 7 consecutive drawings in advance by marking the “Advance Action” box for both or either of the drawings, i,e, Day, and Night.

Play/Bet Types Of Connecticut Play3

  • Straight Wager - You win the game if you match the winning numbers in exact order.
  • Box Wager - To win, you can match the winning numbers in any order.
  • Straight/Box Wager - You can match the winning numbers in exact as well as any order.
  • Combo Wager - You have the chance to play Straight bets for all possible combinations of your chosen numbers, on the same playslip, boosting your chance of winning.
  • Front, Split or Back Pair Wagers - You have to select 2 single-digit numbers from 0-9. These numbers should match the first 2, the last 2, or the first and last digit of the winning numbers in exact order.

Game Format

  • Number of lottery balls in Play3: 3/9
  • Number of drawing machines: 3
  • Type of lottery game: 3 Ball Numbers Game

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You also have the option of playing your numbers again. Just hand over your existing Play3 ticket to the lottery retailer and ask for a REPLAY. You will receive a new Play3 ticket with the same numbers and wager amount, with an “R” printed on it. REPLAY is not at all available for the Advance Day tickets. Ensure to check the accuracy of the details on the playslip and sign the back of your ticket for proper authentication.

Wild Ball

Wild Ball is an exciting add-on feature that gives you multiple ways to win Connecticut Play3! One Wild Ball Number from a field of 0-9 numbers will be drawn after the Play3 numbers are drawn. The Wild Ball does not replaces any number on your ticket. The lottery simply draws a separate number for it! Remember Wild Ball doubles the cost of your wager and can only be added at the time of purchase.

Lottery Numbers Selection Option

The players can pick their own numbers or use any of the below-listed lottery tools to mark the winning Connecticut Play3 lottery numbers.

Drawing Schedule Of Connecticut Play3 Lottery

  • Monday 1:57 PM ET & 10:29 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
  • Tuesday 1:57 PM ET & 10:29 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
  • Wednesday 1:57 PM ET & 10:29 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
  • Thursday 1:57 PM ET & 10:29 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
  • Friday 1:57 PM ET & 10:29 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
  • Saturday 1:57 PM ET & 10:29 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
  • Sunday 1:57 PM ET & 10:29 PM ET (GMT-12:00)


Connecticut Play3 offers you the option of playing the same numbers and play types up to 7 consecutive drawings for selected draw time(s) by opting for the Multi-Draw/Advance Play option.

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

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The Connecticut Play3 drawings are held every day at approximately 1:57 p.m. for the Day drawings and 10:29 p.m for the Night drawing. The Day drawings are not televised on Saturday or Sunday. You can catch the drawings on the official website or check your local newspapers and selected TV channels.

The sale of the Play3 Day ticket closes at 1:45 p.m. and reopens at 2:01 p.m. The sale of Play3 Night tickets closes at 10:15 p.m. and reopens at 10:46 p.m.

Play3 Day and Play3 Night tickets can be only canceled by the retailers lottery terminal, where the ticket was actually printed, and only before the drawing for that day is closed. The Play3 tickets are not liable to be canceled in any way when printed by a Lottery Vending Machine.

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Rules Governing Play3

  • The legal age of playing Connecticut Play3 is 18 years and older.
  • The cutoff for buying Play3 tickets in Connecticut is Daily at 1:45 PM. and 10:15 PM 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 Play3 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: 3/9
  • Game availability: Exclusively available in Connecticut only
  • Game draw days and time: Every day at 1:57 p.m. and 10:29 p.m.
  • Minimum jackpot amount: $250 (varies according to your bet)
  • Minimum cash prize: $25
  • Minimum age to play: 18
  • Jackpot odds:1 in 1,000
  • Game add-on option: Advance Action
  • Ticket cost: Played in $.50 increments, beginning from $.50 up to $5.00
  • Jackpot payment options: Lump-sum
  • Lottery operator: Connecticut Lottery

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