Understand the Play Types and Payouts with Examples!

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The Minnesota Pick 3 features 6 play types, that include Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Front pair, Back pair, and First digit. Before starting, a player must first choose their desired play type, then set a wager amount between $0.50 and $5. After this, they can choose their numbers which draw they’d like to join, and how many consecutive draws to enter. A wager that is above $1, multiplies 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 $500 1,000 5000%
3-Way Box $160 333 48.00%
6-Way Box $80 167 48.00%
Combo 3-Way Straight $330 1,000 33.00%
Combo 3-Way Box $290 1,000 29.00% 62.00%
Combo 6-Way Staright $80 333 24.00%
Combo 6-Way Box $40 167 24.00% 48.00%
Front Pair $50 100 50.00%
Back Pair $50 100 50.00%

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