The Pick 3 of Missouri Lottery features 6 play types - Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Combo, 1-off, and Pairs. You must choose your play type first and then set the wager amount between $0.50 and $5. After this, you can choose your numbers, which draw you would like to join and how many draws you would like to enter.
For an extra $1 cost to your ticket, you can opt for EZ Match for a chance to win instant cash prizes. If your numbers on the ticket match the EZ Match numbers, you win the indicated prize amount.
A wager over $1 will multiply your prize by the same dollar amount.
The table below depicts the different ways you can play Pick 3 and how it affects your odds and prize payout potential.
|Match your number as:||Odds|
|Play Type: $1 Straight|
|Exact order||1 in 1000|
|Play Type: $1 Box|
|Any order||1 in 167|
|Any order||1 in 333|
|Play Type: $1 Straight/Box|
|Exact or any order||1 in 1000 or 1 in 167|
|Exact or any order||1 in 1000 or 1 in 333|
|Play Type: $1 Front Pair|
|Exact order (first two numbers only)||1 in 100|
|Play Type: $1 Back Pair|
|Exact order (last two numbers only)||1 in 100|
|Play Type: Combo|
|$6 6-Way (number has 3 different digits||1 in 167|
|$3 3-Way (number has 2 same digits)||1 in 333|
|Play Type: $1 1-Off|
|Straight Match (exact order)||1 in 1000|
|1-Off one digit (exact order)||1 in 166.67|
|1-Off two Digits (exact order)||1 in 83.33|
|1-Off three Digits (exact order)||1 in 125|