How to Play Pick 3

Illinois Lottery is popularly known to offer games that are easy to win and are highly rewarding! One such hot favorite is the Pick 3 plus FIREBALL which has favorable odds and rewards its players in threes! The Illinois Pick 3 takes place twice a day which means more chances of winning every day! With your favorite three analyzed numbers, you can change the game in your favor and win prizes ranging from $25 to $500 by just investing $1. The game offers various options that help boost your prize and chances of winning with multiple wagers like Straight, Box, Straight Box, Combo, and Pairs. Pick 3 offers nominal prize amounts but provides really high chances of winning that is 1 in 1,000 with not less than 9 ways to win. Pick your lucky numbers today!

Playing Illinois Pick 3 is quite exciting and plain sailing. You have to simply select 3 numbers from a field of 0 to 9, one for each column, and mark it on your playslip. Or you can opt for the Quick Pick and let the terminal randomly generate your numbers. If your selected numbers match the winning numbers according to your bet type you bag the winning prizes.

After selecting your numbers, you need to select the play type and wager, ranging from $0.50 to $5, including Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Combo, or, Pairs which will actually determine your prize amounts. Pick 3 drawings are held twice a day at 12:40 p.m. CST for the Midday draw and 9:22 p.m. CST for the Evening drawing. The draws are held seven days a week, which means you have multiple chances to win every day with each game. It is mandatory to specify the draw time you wish to play your game - Midday or Evening.

Wish to turn your non-winning tickets into a winning ticket or an already winning ticket into a multiple! The Illinois Lottery grants your wish! Illinois Pick 3 Lottery provides you with the option of playing Plus FIREBALL, which lets you have a chance to exchange the FIREBALL number with one of the winning Pick 3 numbers so you end up having a winning combination and bag a lottery prize. The game also allows you to play the draws up to 6 consecutive days on the same playslip by informing your lottery retailers prior to the draw by marking the appropriate Number Of Days on your playslip.

You need to hand over your completed playslip and payment to the retailer. In return, you will get a ticket for selected numbers, play styles, and draw time(s). Your lottery ticket is your only receipt. Ensure to check the accuracy of the numbers and sign at the back of your ticket for authentication.

Illinois Pick 3 Playing Options

  • Ask your lottery retailer for Quick Pick and leave it up to your luck.
  • Or you can specify the bet amount and bet type and select your numbers. You can purchase Playslip from any licensed lottery retailers.

Play/Bet Types Of Illinois Pick 3

  • Straight: You win the lottery if you match the winning numbers in exact order.
  • 3-Way Box: You have to select one pair of the same numbers and one different number. You can win by matching these numbers in any order.
  • 6-Way Box: You have to select three different numbers. You win by matching these numbers in any order.
  • Straight/Box 3-Way -You have to select one pair of the same numbers and one distinct number. You win by matching these digits in either exact or any order.
  • Straight/Box - 6 Way -You have to select any three different numbers. To win you can match these numbers in exact or any order.
  • 3-Way Combo: You have to select one pair of the same numbers and one different number. You win by matching these numbers in all possible straight plays.
  • 6-Way Combo: You have to select three different numbers. You win by matching these numbers in all possible Straight combinations.
  • Front Pair - You have to select any two numbers. You win by matching the first two numbers in exact order.
  • Back Pair - You have to select any two numbers. You win by matching the first two numbers in exact order.

Drawing Date and Time for Illinois Pick 3

The Pick 3 drawings are held twice a day.

  • The Illinois Pick 3 lottery holds the Midday draw approximately at 12:40 P.M. CST daily.
  • The Illinois Pick 3 lottery holds the Evening draw daily approximately at 09:22 P.M. CST daily.

Official Results Of Illinois Pick 3

  • After drawing, you can check the numbers and prizes over the official website or visit authorized Illinois Lottery retailers, or on selected TV news channels or newspapers.
  • Or you can also check your winning numbers by visiting the Illinois Lottery Youtube Channel.

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Illinois Pick 3 is a daily Draw game, where players select 3 numbers, each from 0 to 9, to bag a top prize of $500. It offers multiple ways to bag exciting lottery prizes.

The Illinois Pick 3 ticket costs $0.50 to $5 per play. The cost multiplies depending on the number of plays you select.

The Illinois Pick 3 drawings are held twice daily at 12:40 p.m. for the Midday draw and 9:22 p.m. CST for the Evening drawing. You are eligible to purchase the lottery tickets till 12:35 p.m CST and 9:15 p.m. CST for the respective drawings.

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Rules Governing Pick 3

  • The legal age of playing the Illinois Pick 3 Lottery is 18 years.
  • Players are responsible to ensure the accuracy of their ticket, not the retailers or authorities.
  • Players need to claim their winnings within a valid time period of 365 days else their winnings will be fortified.
  • All games are strictly subjected to the Illinois State Laws.
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Claiming a Prize from the Pick 3 Lottery

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  • As per the rules by Illinois Lottery, your original winning ticket is the only valid receipt for prize claims.
  • Your lottery ticket is a bearer instrument, which means anyone who possesses the ticket is the winner.

Quick Facts

  • Game type: Daily Draw Game
  • Game Format: 3/9
  • Game availability: Exclusively available in Illinois only
  • Game draw days and time: Twice a day at 12:40 P.M. and 09:22 P.M. CST
  • Minimum jackpot amount:$250 $250
  • Minimum cash prize: $2.50 for $0.50 bet
  • Minimum age to play: 18
  • Jackpot odds: 1 in 1000
  • Game add-on option: FIREBALL
  • Ticket cost: $0.50 - $5 per play
  • Jackpot payment options: Lump-sum
  • Lottery operator: Illinois Lottery

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