53ER16-36. PICK 3™  


Effective on Monday, August 01, 2016
  • 1(1) How to Play 5PICK 378.

    9(a) 10PICK 3 12is a 14draw lottery game (also known as an online lottery game) 24in which a player select29s 30any three-digit number from 000 to 999 inclusive. The digits may be the sam44e, 45different 46or combination thereof; 49for example, 111, 122, and 123 are all valid selections. 59A player 61select62s 63only two digits in a Front Pair or Back Pair play as further described in subparagraphs (1)(g)5. and 6., below.

    83(b) Players may choose play amounts of $.50 or $1.00 per play, per drawing97.

    98(c) Players may make their 103PICK 3 105ticket selections by marking a play slip or by telling the retailer their desired selections.

    1201. There are five panels on a play slip. Players electing to use a play slip to make their 139PICK 3 141selections must mark 144one 145number 146in each column 149or mark the Quick Pick 154(QP155) 156box 157located at the bottom of each panel for the terminal to randomly select one or more of the numbers for each panel played. 180The player may also mark the play type, draw time and play amount; however, if the play type, play amount, or draw time is not marked by the player, the terminal will default to a $1.00 straight play for the next available draw. 223A “Void” box is also located at the bottom of each panel and should be marked by the player if an error was made in his or her selections in a panel. Players may mark the $5 “Quick Picks” box to receive five $1.00 tickets, each with one set of three randomly selected numbers (straight play) for the next available 283PICK 3 285drawing, or may mark the $10 “Quick Picks” box to receive ten $1.00 tickets, each with one set of three randomly selected numbers (straight play) for the next available 314PICK 3 316drawing. Players may mark Quick Picks in addition to panel plays. Players must use only blue or black ink or pencil for making selections. Play slips must be processed by a retailer in order to obtain a ticket.

    3542. Players electing to make their 360PICK 3 362ticket selections by telling the retailer 368must 369specify the play type, play amount, draw time, and their desired number selections (or tell the retailer they desire to use the quick pick feature for the terminal to randomly sele400ct one or more of the numbers).

    407(d) A player who selects the combo play type and who elects to use the quick pick feature will not be able to select the total cost of the ticket. The total cost will be determined by whether the quick pick numbers selected by the terminal comprise a 3-way combo or 6-way combo play type as described in paragraph (1)(g) below.

    468(e) A player who selects the box play type or the straight/box play type and who elects to use the quick pick feature will not be able to select the type of box play. The type of box play will be determined by whether the quick pick numbers selected by the terminal comprise a 3-way or 6-way box combination as described below.

    530(f) Players may play future consecutive midday, evening or both drawings within a fourteen544-545day period or non-consecutive drawings within a seven-day period by using the “advance play” feature. To use the advance play feature, players may either mark the play slip or tell the retailer the advance play selections and draw time(s) they desire. For purposes of this paragraph (1)(f), both a fourteen595-596day and a seven600-601day period begin on the date of the next available 611PICK 3 613drawing for the draw time(s) selected and continue through the next thirteen/six consecutive days for the draw time(s) selected. The advance play options are described more fully in subparagraphs 1. and 2. below.

    6461. Advance Play by Play Slip. Advance play selections made on a play slip are for consecutive drawings for the draw time(s) selected only. Players shall mark the desired number of consecutive drawings in the “Days” section and the desired draw time(s) in the “Draw Time” section of the play slip. The number of consecutive drawings marked will include the next available drawing for the draw time(s) selected and will apply to each panel (A-E) played. Advance Play does not apply to sel729ections in the Quick Picks box.

    735a. If the midday (MID) box is selected, the ticket will be entered into the next available midday draw and consecutive midday draws through the selected number of days.

    764b. If the evening (EVE) box is selected, the ticket will be entered into the next available evening draw and consecutive evening draws through the selected number of days.

    793c. If the both (BOTH) box is selected, the ticket will be entered into the next available draw and consecutive midday and evening draws through the selected number of days.

    8232. Advance Play by Telling the Retailer. Players shall specify to the retailer their desired selections in one of the following advance play parameters:

    847a. Any single day for the draw time(s) selected in a seven-day period;

    860b. Any two non-consecutive days for the draw time(s) selected in a seven-day period;

    874c. Any two or more consecutive days for the draw time(s) selected in a seven-day period, not including the next available drawing.

    896d. Up to fourteen consecutive days for the draw time(s) selected, including the next available drawing.

    912In the event that a planned change in the 921PICK 3 923game requires that the number of advance plays available for purchase be reduced to zero before implementation of the change, an advance play countdown schedule will be posted on the 953Florida 954Lottery’s website.

    956(g) 957PICK 3 959can be played and won as follows:

    9661. “Straight” play. In a straight play, if a player’s digits 977as printed on the player’s ticket 983match, 984in exact order, 987the official 989PICK 3 991winning numbers 993for 994the drawing, 996the player wins $250.00 for a 50-cent play or $500 for a $1.00 play.

    10102. “Box” play. A box play allows a player to win if the player’s 1024digits 1025match, 1026in 1027any order, 1029the official 1031PICK 3 1033winning numbers 1035for 1036the drawing.

    1038a. A “3-way box” is a play in which the player has selected a number with two identical digits 1057and one different digit 1061(example 1110632) 1064and covers the three possible combinations of the three digits. 1074A 3-way box 1077pays a winner $80.00 for a 50-cent play or $160.00 for a $1.00 play.

    1091b. A “6-way box” is a play in which the player has selected a number in which all three digits are different 1113(example 1211153) and covers the six possible combinations of the three digits. A 6-way box 1129pays a winner $40.00 for a 50-cent play or $80.00 for a $1.00 play.

    11433. “Straight and Box” play. A straight and box play combines a 50-cent straight play and a 50-cent box play for a $1.00 play.

    1167a. A “Straight and 3-way box” play pays a winner $330.00 if a player’s digits 1182as printed on the player’s ticket, match, 1189in exact order, 1192the official 1194PICK 3 1196winning numbers 1198for 1199the drawing, 1201or $80.00 if the player’s digits 1207match, 1208in any other order, 1212the 1213official PICK 12153 1216winning numbers 1218for 1219the drawing1221.

    1222b. A “Straight and 6-way box” play pays a winner $290.00 if a player’s digits 1237as printed on the player’s ticket 1243match, 1244in exact order, 1247the official 1249PICK 3 1251winning numbers 1253for 1254the drawing, 1256or $40.00 if the player’s digits 1262match, 1263in any 1265other 1266order, 1267the official 1269PICK 3 1271winning numbers 1273for 1274the drawing1276.

    12774. “Combo” play. A combo is a play covering all straight combinations of a 3-digit number and will cost $1.50 to $6.00 depending upon the amount played (50 cents or $1.00) and the number of like digits in the 3-digit number selected.

    1319a. A “3-way combo” is a play in which the player has selected a number with two identical digits 1338and one different digit1342. The combo involves three straight play combinations; 1350for example, 1352a 1353(13541221355) 3-way 1357combo covers the combinations 122, 212, and 221. A “3-way combo” pays $250 for a $1.50 play ($.50 per combination) or $500 for a $3.00 play ($1.00 per combination).

    1386b. A “6-way combo” is a play in which the player has selected a number in which all three 1405d1406igits are different. The combo involves six straight play combinations; 1416for example, 1418a 1419(14201231421) 6-way 1423combo covers the combinations 123, 132, 213, 231, 312, and 321. A “6-way combo” pays $250 for a $3.00 play ($.50 per combination) or $500 for a $6.00 play ($1.00 per combination).

    14555. “Front Pair” play. A front pair play allows a player to select only two digits and pays $25.00 for a 50-cent play or $50.00 for a $1.00 play if the two digits as printed on the 1492player’s 1493ticket match, in exact order, the first two numbers 1502of the official 1505PICK 3 1507winning numbers 1509for 1510the drawing1512.

    15136. “Back Pair” play. A back pair play allows a player to select only two digits and pays $25.00 for a 50-cent play or $50.00 for a $1.00 play if the two digits as printed on the 1550player’s 1551ticket match, in exact order, the last two numbers 1560of the official 1563PICK 3 1565winning numbers 1567for 1568the drawing1570.

    15717. “1-OFF1573®1574” play. A 1-OFF play allows a player to win if the three1587-1588digit number chosen by the player matches, 1595in exact order, 1598the 1599official PICK 16013 1602winning numbers 1604for the drawing 1607(“straight win”) or if one of the twenty-six three1616-1617digit 1-OFF numbers printed on the player’s ticket matches, 1626in exact order, 1629the 1630official 1631PICK 3 1633winning numbers 1635for the drawing 1638(“1-OFF win”). 1640A 1641PICK 3 16431-OFF ticket will contain the three1649-1650digit number (player-selected or Quick Pick) that qualifies for the straight win plus 1663twenty-six additional three1666-1667digit 1-OFF numbers that qualify for a 1-OFF win. The twenty-six 1-OFF numbers are all the possible combinations in which each of the three 1691digits 1692either matches or is one number higher or lower than each of the player’s three digits, in exact order. 1711A $1.00 play pays as follows:

    1717a. $250 for a straight win1723.

    1724b. $20 for a 1-OFF on one digit win1733- 1734(1735two digits match, one digit is off by one1744)1745.

    1746c. $10 for a 1-OFF on three digits 1754win- 1755(1756all three digits are of1761f 1762by 1763one1764)1765.

    1766d. $17685 for a 1-OFF on two digits win- 1776(1777one digit matches, two digits are 1783off by one1786)1787.

    1788A 50-cent play amount is not available for a 1-OFF play.

    1799(h) On occasion, increases in the prize amo1807unts set forth in paragraph (1)1813(g) above, 1815will be offered for promotional purposes.

    1821(1822i1823) A liability limit of $18298 1830million is established for 1834PICK 31836. When the play of a particular three1844-1845digit number for a drawing reaches the 1852Florida 1853Lottery’s 1854PICK 3 1856liability limit of $18608 1861million, no further ticket sales for any type of play that would involve that three-digit number will be allowed for that drawing. In addition, no Front Pair or Back Pair play that involves the first two or last two digits, respectively, of the three-digit number will be allowed for that drawing.

    1912(2) 1913PICK 3 1915Drawings.

    1916(a) 1917PICK 3 1919drawings are conducted twice daily.

    1924(b) The equipment shall be configured so that one ball is drawn from each of three units of balls numbered 1944zero (19460) 1947through 1948nine (9).

    1950(c) Three balls will be selected in the drawing, one each into three separate display devices. The numbers shown on the three balls, after certification by the Draw Manager and the Accountant, shall be the official winning numbers for the drawing.

    1991(d) The Florida Lottery shall not be responsible for incorrect circulation, publication or broadcast of official winning numbers.

    2009(3) 2010PICK 3 2012Odds of Winning.

    2015The odds of winning in 2020PICK 3 2022are as follows:

    2025(a) Straight20271 in 1,2030000

    2031(b) Box 3-Way20341 in 333.33

    2037(c) Box 6-Way20401 in 166.67

    2043(d) Straight and Box 3-Way20481 in 1,2051000 and 1 in 333.33

    2056(e) Straight and Box 6-Way20611 in 1,2064000 and 1 in 166.67

    2069(f) Combo 3-Way20721 in 333.33

    2075(g) Combo 6-Way20781 in 166.67

    2081(h) Front Pair20841 in 100

    2087(i) Back Pair20901 in 100

    2093(j) 1-OFF

    20951. Straight20971 in 1,000

    210122102. 21031-OFF on one 2106digit21071 in 166.67

    21103. 1-OFF on three 2114digits21151 in 125

    21184. 1-OFF on two 2122digits21231 in 83.33

    2126(4) 2127PICK 3 2129Rules and Prohibitions.

    2132(a) By purchasing a 2136PICK 3 2138ticket the player agrees to comply with and abide by all rules and regulations of the Florida Lottery.

    2156(b) 2157PICK 3 2159prize payments shall be made in accordance with rules of the Florida Lottery governing payment of prizes. A copy of the current rule can be obtained from the Florida Lottery, Office of the General Counsel, 250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4011.

    2200(c) Subject to a retailer’s hours of operation and online system availability, 2212PICK 3 2214lottery tickets are available for purchase daily between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and midnight Eastern Time (ET).

    2232(d) The scheduled time for the daily 2239PICK 3 2241drawing is approximately 1:30 p.m. 2246(2247ET2248) 2249for the midday draw and 7:57 p.m. 2256(2257ET2258) 2259for the evening draw. Ticket sales for a specific 2268PICK 3 2270drawing will close approximately 2274eleven 2275minutes prior to that drawing. Any ticket sold after the close of game will be printed with the next available 2295PICK 3 2297draw date and draw time, unless the player specifies another 2307PICK 3 2309draw date and draw time within the selection parameters.

    2318(e) Retailer cancellations of 2322PICK 3 2324tickets can only be performed by the retailer who sold the ticket, using the selling terminal’s optical mark reader, and within two hours after printing, except that 2351no 2352PICK 3 2354ticket can be cancel2358ed after game close for the related drawing. The two2368-2369hour ticket cancellation period may be reduced due to the selling retailer’s hours of business operation, the hours of online system availability, or the time of the related 2397PICK 3 2399close of game.

    2402(f) It is the responsibility of the player to determine the accuracy of the selected panels of numbers, draw date(s) and time(s), and play types on tickets. In the event that a ticket given to the player by the retailer contains selections that are not consistent with the player’s selections, it shall be the responsibility of the player to immediately advise the retailer of that fact. In such event and upon request of a player, the retailer shall make a good faith effort to cancel the ticket. A retailer is not required to cancel a ticket produced upon request of a player by the “quick pi2508ck” method of number selection.

    2513(5) The effective date of this emergency rule is 2522August 1, 2016.

    2525Rulemaking 2526Authority 252724.105(2), 252824.105(9)(a), 2529(b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (h), 253524.109(1), 253624.115(1) FS. 2538Law Implemented 254024.105(2), 254124.105(9)(a), 2542(b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (h), 254824.124(1) FS. 2550History25512552New 25538-1-16, 2554Replaces 255553ER255615-20.