Understand the Play Types and Payouts with Examples!

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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.

EZ Match

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 Prize Odds (1 in) Payback Rates
Straight $600 1,000 6000%
Box (6-way) $100 167 59.88%
Straight + Box (6-way) - Straight match $350 1,000 35.00%
Straight + Box (6-way) - Box match $50 167 29.94%
Pair $60 100 60.00% 89.94%

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