Understand the Play Types and Payouts with Examples!

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Pick 3 of the Virginia Lottery is drawn twice a day (day and evening). The Jackpot amount starts at $500, but how much you win depends on your chosen playstyle and your wager amount. You just need to pick your numbers between 000 - 999 and then choose the wager style. You win the Jackpot when your combination matches the winning draw numbers in exact order. The different playstyles include Exact Order, Any Order, 50/50, Combo, Pairs.


BAdding FIREBALL to your ticket gives you the chance of winning additional lottery prizes. After each Pick 3 drawing, the FIREBALL numbers are drawn from a field of 0 to 9. Marking FIREBALL on your ticket improves your chances to win a prize. These winning amounts are added to your Pick 3 winnings.

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%
Box (3-way) $160 333 16.02%
Straight + Box (3-way) - Straight match $330 1,000 11.00%
Straight + Box (3-way) - Box match $80 333 8.01% 19.01%
Pair $50 100 50.00%
Straight with Fireball $200 357 56.02%
Box (3-way) with Fireball $66 122 18.03%
Str + Box (3-way) w/ Fireball - Str match $133 345 12.85%
Str + Box (3-way) w/ Fireball - Box match $33 122 9.02% 21.87%
Pair with Fireball $20 36 55.56%

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 1,000.

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