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How to Play Pick 3

Iowa Pick 3, played in threes, rewards in threes! The bundle of Iowa Lottery comprises games that not only offer exciting cash prizes but also increase your chances of winning, which makes the lottery worth playing. With Iowa Pick 3, you can win as much as $600 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, or Pairs. Pick 3 offers nominal prize amounts but provides really high chances of winning the jackpot, which is 1 in 1000.

Iowa Pick 3 is really easy and fun to play. Each Pick 3 playslip contains five panels, comprising 2 columns each. You have to simply select 3 duplicate or different numbers from a field of 0 to 9, one for each column, and mark it on your playslip. If your selected numbers match the winning numbers according to your bet type you bag the winning prizes. Or you can opt for the Quick Pick option and let the terminal randomly generate your numbers.

After selecting your numbers, you need to select the play type or wager ranging from $0.50 to $5, including Straight, Box, Straight/Box, or, Pairs which will actually determine your prize amounts. Pick 3 drawings are held twice a day at 12:20 p.m. for Midday draw and 10:00 p.m. 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. The lottery also offers you the option of playing up to 16 consecutive draws at a time.

You need to hand over your completed playslip and payment to the retailer. In return, you will get a ticket for selected numbers 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.

Play/Bet Types Of Iowa 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 Exact - You have to select one pair of the same numbers and one distinct number. You win by matching these digits in exact order.
  • Straight/Box - 6 Way Exact - You have to select any three different numbers. To win you can match these numbers in exact order.
  • Straight/Box 3-Way Any -You have to select one pair of the same numbers and one distinct number. You win by matching these digits in any order.
  • Straight/Box - 6 Way Any - You have to select any three different numbers. To win you can match these numbers in any order.
  • 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.

Game Format

  • Number of lottery balls in Pick 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 Iowa Pick 3 lottery numbers.

Drawing Schedule Of Iowa Pick 3 Lottery

  • Monday 12:20 PM & 10:00 PM Central Time -12
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  • Tuesday 12:20 PM & 10:00 PM Central Time (GMT-6:00)
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  • Wednesday 12:20 PM & 10:00 PM Central Time (GMT-6:00)
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  • Thursday 12:20 PM & 10:00 PM Central Time (GMT-6:00)
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  • Friday 12:20 PM & 10:00 PM Central Time (GMT-6:00)
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  • Saturday 12:20 PM & 10:00 PM Central Time (GMT-6:00)(GMT-6:00)
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Multi-Draws

Iowa Pick 3 offers you the option of playing the same numbers and play types up to 16 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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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 cost of Iowa Pick 3 ticket ranges from $0.50 to $5 per play. The cost multiplies depending on the number of plays you select.

The Iowa Pick 3 drawings are held twice daily at 12:20 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. You are eligible to purchase tickets 20 minutes prior to the applicable drawing.

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Rules Governing Pick 3

  • The legal age of playing Iowa Pick 3 is 21 years and older.
  • The cutoff for buying Pick 3 tickets in Iowa is Daily at 12:00 P.M. and 9:40 P.M. CST on the day of the drawing.
  • No. Once a Pick 3 ticket is printed, it cannot be canceled.
  • Players must claim their lottery winnings within a time period of 365 days, from the date of the drawing, else their winnings will be fortified.
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Claiming a Prize from the Pick 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: 3/9
  • Game availability: Exclusively available in Iowa only
  • Game draw days and time: Twice a day at 12:20 P.M. and 10:00 P.M.
  • Minimum jackpot amount: $300
  • Minimum cash prize: $30
  • Minimum age to play: 21
  • Jackpot odds:1 in 1000
  • Game add-on option: Multi-Draw
  • Ticket cost: $0.50 to $5
  • Jackpot payment options: Lump-sum
  • Lottery operator: Iowa Lottery

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