53ER18-36. PICK 3™  


Effective on Sunday, August 05, 2018
  • 1(1) How to Play PICK 378.

    9(a) PICK 3 is a Draw lottery game (also known as an online lottery game) in which a player selects any three-digit number from 000 to 999 inclusive. The digits may be the same, different or combination thereof; for example, 111, 122, and 123 are all valid selections. A player selects only two digits in a Front Pair or Back Pair play as further described in subparagraphs (1)(g)5. and 6., below.

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

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

    1161. There are five panels on a play slip. Players electing to use a play slip to make their PICK 3 selections must mark one number in each column or mark the Quick Pick (QP) box located at the bottom of each panel for the terminal to randomly select one or more of the numbers for each panel played. The 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. A “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 PICK 3 drawing, 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 PICK 3 drawing. Players may mark Quick Picks in addition to panel plays. Players must use only blue or black ink or pencil for making selections. The use of mechanical, electronic, computer generated or any other non-manual method of marking play slips is prohibited. Play slips may be processed through a Florida Lottery full service vending machine or processed by a Florida Lottery retailer to obtain a ticket.

    3772. Retailers also are authorized to manually enter numbers selected by a player. Players electing to make their PICK 3 ticket selections by telling the retailer must specify 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 sele435ct one or more of the numbers).

    442(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.

    503(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.

    565(f) Players may play future consecutive midday, evening or both drawings within a fourteen-day 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 fourteen-day and a seven-day period begin on the date of the next available PICK 3 drawing 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.

    6751. 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 selections in the Quick Picks box.

    763a. 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.

    792b. 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.

    821c. 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.

    8512. Advance Play by Telling the Retailer. Players shall specify to the retailer their desired selections in one of the following advance play parameters:

    875a. Any single day for the draw time(s) selected in a seven-day period;

    888b. Any two non-consecutive days for the draw time(s) selected in a seven-day period;

    902c. Any two or more consecutive days for the draw time(s) selected in a seven-day period, not including the next available drawing.

    924d. Up to fourteen consecutive days for the draw time(s) selected, including the next available drawing.

    940In the event that a planned change in the PICK 3 game 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 Florida Lottery’s website.

    984(g) PICK 3 can be played and won as follows:

    9941. “Straight” play. In a straight play, if a player’s digits as printed on the player’s ticket match, in exact order, the official PICK 3 winning numbers for the drawing, the player wins $250.00 for a 50-cent play or $500 for a $1.00 play.

    10382. “Box” play. A box play allows a player to win if the player’s digits match, in any order, the official PICK 3 winning numbers for the drawing.

    1066a. A “3-way box” is a play in which the player has selected a number with two identical digits and one different digit (example 112) and covers the three possible combinations of the three digits. A 3-way box pays a winner $80.00 for a 50-cent play or $160.00 for a $1.00 play.

    1118b. A “6-way box” is a play in which the player has selected a number in which all three digits are different (example 123) and covers the six possible combinations of the three digits.  A 6-way box pays a winner $40.00 for a 50-cent play or $80.00 for a $1.00 play.

    11693. “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.

    1193a. A “Straight and 3-way box” play pays a winner $330.00 if a player’s digits as printed on the player’s ticket, match, in exact order, the official PICK 3 winning numbers for the drawing, or $80.00 if the player’s digits match, in any other order, the official PICK 3 winning numbers for the drawing.

    1247b. A “Straight and 6-way box” play pays a winner $290.00 if a player’s digits as printed on the player’s ticket match, in exact order, the official PICK 3 winning numbers for the drawing, or $40.00 if the player’s digits match, in any other order, the official PICK 3 winning numbers for the drawing.

    13014. “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.

    1343a. A “3-way combo” is a play in which the player has selected a number with two identical digits and one different digit. The combo involves three straight play combinations; for example, a (122) 3-way combo covers the combinations 122, 212, and 221. A “3-way combo” pays $250 for a $1.50 play (50 cents per combination) or $500 for a $3.00 play ($1.00 per combination).

    1408b. A “6-way combo” is a play in which the player has selected a number in which all three digits are different. The combo involves six straight play combinations; for example, a (123) 6-way combo covers the combinations 123, 132, 213, 231, 312, and 321. A “6-way combo” pays $250 for a $3.00 play (50 cents per combination) or $500 for a $6.00 play ($1.00 per combination).

    14755. “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 player’s ticket match, in exact order, the first two numbers of the official PICK 3 1527winning numbers for the drawing.

    15326. “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 player’s ticket match, in exact order, the last two numbers of the official PICK 3 winning numbers for the drawing.

    15897. “1-OFF1591®1592” play. A 1-OFF play allows a player to win if the three-digit number chosen by the player matches, in exact order, the official PICK 3 winning numbers for the drawing (“straight win”) or if, in exact order, one, two or three of the digits are one number higher or lower than the official PICK 3 winning numbers for the drawing (“1-OFF win”). A PICK 3 1-OFF ticket will contain the three-digit number (player-selected or Quick Pick) that qualifies for the straight win and a chart that shows the straight match and corresponding 1-OFF digits. In PICK 3, there are a total of twenty-six possible 1-OFF combinations. A $1.00 play pays as follows:

    1705a. $250 for a straight win

    1711b. $20 for a 1-OFF on one digit win- (two digits match, one digit is off by one)

    1729c. $10 for a 1-OFF on three digits win- (all three digits are off by one)

    1745d. $5 for a 1-OFF on two digits win- (one digit matches, two digits are off by one)

    1763A 50-cent play amount is not available for a 1-OFF play.

    1774(h) On occasion, increases in the prize amounts set forth in paragraph (1)(g), above, will be offered for promotional purposes. In such event, the increased prize amounts will be available at flalottery.com, Lottery district offices and retailer locations.

    1812(i) A liability limit of $ 8 million is established for PICK 3. When the play of a particular three-digit number for a drawing reaches the Florida Lottery’s PICK 3 liability limit of $8 million, 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.

    1897(2) PICK 3 Drawings.

    1901(a) PICK 3 drawings are conducted twice daily.

    1909(b) The equipment shall be configured so that one ball is drawn from each of three units of balls numbered zero (0) through nine (9).

    1934(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.

    1975(d) The Florida Lottery shall not be responsible for incorrect circulation, publication or broadcast of official winning numbers.

    1993(3) PICK 3 Odds of Winning.

    1999The odds of winning in PICK 3 are as follows:

    2009(a) Straight20111 in 1000

    2014(b) Box 3-Way20171 in 333.33

    2020(c) Box 6-Way20231 in 166.67

    2026(d) Straight and Box 3-Way20311 in 1000 and 1 in 333.33

    2038(e) Straight and Box 6-Way20431 in 1000 and 1 in 166.67

    2050(f) Combo 3-Way20531 in 333.33

    2056(g) Combo 6-Way20591 in 166.67

    2062(h) Front Pair20651 in 100

    2068(i) Back Pair20711 in 100

    2074(j) 1-OFF

    20761. Straight20781 in 1,000

    20822. 1-OFF on one digit20871 in 166.67

    20903. 1-OFF on three digits20951 in 125

    20984. 1-OFF on two digits21031 in 83.33

    2106(4) PICK 3 Rules and Prohibitions.

    2112(a) By purchasing a PICK 3 ticket the player agrees to comply with and abide by all rules and regulations of the Florida Lottery.

    2136(b) PICK 3 prize 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.

    2180(c) Subject to a retailer’s hours of operation and on-line system availability, PICK 3 lottery tickets are available for purchase daily between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and midnight, Eastern Time (ET).

    2212(d) The scheduled time for the daily PICK 3 drawing is approximately 1:30 p.m. (ET) for the midday draw and approximately 9:45 p.m. (ET) for the evening draw. Ticket sales for a specific PICK 3 drawing will close approximately eleven minutes prior to that drawing. Any ticket sold after the close of game will be printed with the next available PICK 3 draw date and draw time, unless the player specifies another PICK 3 draw date and draw time within the selection parameters.

    2295(e) Retailer cancellations of PICK 3 tickets 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 no PICK 3 ticket can be canceled after game close for the related drawing. The two-hour ticket cancellation period may be reduced due to the selling retailer’s hours of business operation, the hours of on-line system availability, or the time of the related PICK 3 close of game.

    2376(f) It is the player’s responsibility to make sure his or her ticket(s) are printed exactly as requested before leaving the retailer and 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 pick” method of number selection.

    2501(5) The effective date of this emergency rule is August 5, 2018.

    2513Rulemaking Authority 251524.105(2), 251624.105(9)(a), 2517(b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (h), 252324.109(1), 252424.115(1) FS. 2526Law Implemented 252824.105(2), 252924.105(9)(a), 2530(b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (h), 253624.124(1) FS. 2538History–New 8-5-18, Replaces 53ER17-18.