Pick 3

Twice a day you can take the chance of winning up to $500 dollars instantly by adding the Instant Win to your ticket! Just play the New Jersey Pick-3, with five different ways to play, and check the draw for your game, in the afternoon or the evening. Play both draws to double your chances of a fantastic win, and add the Fireball for higher cash prizes.

Playing Pick-3

  1. Tickets must be purchased before 12:53 pm or 7:53 pm, for the afternoon and the evening draws respectively.
  2. Choose the numbers you want to play with, from 0 - 9. You can use your own numbers or select the Quick Pick option to randomly choose a selection of numbers for you. You can use the same number more than once if you like.
  3. Select one of the five different ways to play the game.
  4. Make a wager, between $0.50 - $5.
  5. Put down your draw: either midday, evening or both.
  6. Add the Fireball option for more ways to win. This doubles the cost of your ticket, but opens up higher prizes for you.
  7. Instant Match is another add-on feature, which costs $1 per play, but gives you the chance to win an instant $500!
  8. The afternoon draw happens at 12:59 pm, and the evening draw at 7:57 pm.

Play Styles

There are five ways to play Pick-3 to win different prizes:

  1. Straight: Match your winning numbers in the exact order
  2. Box: The winning numbers can match in any order
  3. Straight & Box: Match the winning numbers in any order, or in the exact order
  4. Wheel: All possible straight combinations of your chosen numbers
  5. Pairs: Choose two numbers, Instead of selecting three. These 2 numbers must then match either the first pair, the last pair, or the front and back two winning numbers in the exact order

Claiming your Prize

  1. Player’s must be 18 or older to play.
  2. Draws are made for the Pick-3 twice a day: Afternoon at 12:59 pm ET and Evening 7:57 pm ET.
  3. Prizes under $599.50 can be claimed at New Jersey retailers.
  4. Straight/Box: This is just the combination of Straight and Box bets into a single purchase. Here you can win the Straight AND the Box prizes if you match all winning numbers in the exact order. Minimum wager on this bet is $1, or if you add Fireball, it is doubled to $2.

Estimated Odds for NJ Pick-3
Play Style Pick Match Winning combos if you played 1-2-3 $0.50 Bet Prize Odds
Straight Any 3 digits 3 digits in exact order 123 $250 1 in 1,000
Box: 3-Way 1 pair + 1 different number (122) 2 same numbers with 3 possible winning combos 122  212  221 $80 1 in 333
Box: 6-Way Any 3 distinct numbers 3 different numbers with 6 possible winning combos 123  132  213
231  312  321
$40 1 in 167
Wheel: 3-Way 1 pair + 1 different number 2 same numbers with 3 possible winning combos 122
212  221
$250 1 in 333
Wheel: 6-Way Any 3 distinct numbers 3 different numbers with 6 possible winning combos 123
132  213  231  312  321
$250 1 in 167
Front Pair Any 2 numbers First 2 digits in exact order 1 + 2 $25 1 in 100
Back Pair Any 2 numbers Last 2 digits in exact order 2 + 3 $25 1 in 100
Split Pair Any 2 numbers First & last 2 winning numbers 1 + 3 $25 1 in 100

Pick-3 Fireball Estimated Odds
Play Style Pick Match Winning combos if you played 1-2-3 $0.50 Bet Prize Odds
Straight Any 3 digits 3 digits in exact order 123 $91.50 1 in 333
Box: 3-Way 1 pair + 1 different number (122) 2 same numbers with 3 possible winning combos 122  212  221 $30.50 1 in 111
Box: 6-Way Any 3 distinct numbers 3 different numbers with 6 possible winning combos 123  132  213
231  312  321
$15 1 in 56
Wheel: 3-Way 1 pair + 1 different number 2 same numbers with 3 possible winning combos 122
212  221
$91.50 1 in 111
Wheel: 6-Way Any 3 distinct numbers 3 different numbers with 6 possible winning combos 123
132  213  231  312  321
$91.50 1 in 56
Front Pair Any 2 numbers First 2 digits in exact order 1 + 2 $9 1 in 33
Back Pair Any 2 numbers Last 2 digits in exact order 2 + 3 $9 1 in 33
Split Pair Any 2 numbers First & last 2 winning numbers 1 + 3 $9 1 in 33