How Do You Play Pick 3 on the Missouri Lottery? Welcome, fellow Lottery enthusiasts! Are you keen to take a stab at the Pick 3 game in the Show-Me State? This blog post is just for you! Below, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about playing this fun and engaging draw game. So, buckle up and get ready to play! 🌟
The Golden Rules of the Lottery Game 📜👍
Before we dive into the specifics of the Pick 3 game, there are some general rules you need to be aware of to make sure your gaming experience is smooth and worry-free:
- After purchasing your ticket, check its correctness — confirming the game, draw date, and numbers requested. Your ticket should also have a visible barcode or serial number.🔍💳
- Remember, you have a window of 180 days from the last winning draw date on your ticket to claim your prize. ⏳🏆
- Only the ticket dates shown on them are valid. 📅🎫
- The ticket, and not the playslip, serves as your valid proof of number selection and is the only receipt that will be accepted to claim a prize. 🎫✅
- Remember to sign your ticket at the time of purchase to protect your prize. ✍️🔏
- Beware, the Missouri Lottery isn’t responsible for lost or stolen tickets. So, keep them safe! 🔐
- Lottery tickets are off-limits for anyone under 18.🔞
- And lastly, the holder of a winning ticket can only win in one prize category per play board. You will be paid the highest category won. 🏅
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Let’s Dive Into the Pick 3 Game! 🎲3️⃣
Now that we’re clear on the general rules, let’s explore how to play the Pick 3 game specifically:
- Choose three numbers between 0 and 9, the wager amount, the play type, and the drawing time. You can also choose to add the optional Wild Ball feature (doubling the cost of your play) or EZ Match for an extra $1 per play. 🔢💵
- You can select your game either verbally, via a paper or digital playslip, or by requesting a “Quick Pick”. 🗣️📝📲
- The playslip features five play boards, each with three rows of numbers from 0 through 9. You can play one to five boards and more than one drawing at a time. 🧮
- The play types include Straight (Exact Order), Box (Any Order), Straight/Box, Front Pair, Back Pair, and Combo. Choose your strategy wisely! 📊
- Remember, only a blue or black pen or a pencil should be used for marking your selections; the terminal will not accept red ink. 🖊️✏️
Game Boosters – Wild Ball and EZ Match 🚀
Want to up the ante? The Pick 3 game also offers some exciting add-ons:
- Wild Ball: This optional feature replaces any of the winning Pick 3 numbers with the Wild Ball number drawn for that game, creating more winning combinations. It doubles the cost of the base Pick 3 play. 🎱
- EZ Match: An instant-win feature that costs $1 per play. If your Pick 3 numbers match any of the randomly-generated EZ Match numbers, you win the corresponding EZ Match prize immediately! 💰⚡
Check and Claim your Winnings 🏆
To check the winning numbers, you can use multiple resources like watching the televised drawing, visiting the Lottery’s website, scanning your ticket with the Missouri Lottery mobile app, subscribing to the Lottery’s Winning Numbers email newsletter, or calling the Lottery hotline.
For claiming prizes, tickets up to $600 can be claimed at any Draw Games retail location, while prizes over $600 can be claimed at Missouri Lottery redemption centers by appointment or by mailing in the ticket with a completed claim form.
Remember to include your name, address, phone number, and signature on the back of your mailed ticket. You’ll also need a completed claim form if the prize is more than $600. And don’t forget to make a photocopy of both sides of the ticket for your records! 📮💰
With these detailed instructions, you’re now ready to navigate your way through the exciting world of the Pick 3 game. Here’s wishing you good luck! May the odds be ever in your favor. 🍀🎉
How can I choose the numbers for the Pick 3 game?
You can choose your numbers either verbally, via a paper or digital playslip, or by requesting a “Quick Pick” where the machine will generate random numbers for you.
How long do I have to claim a prize?
You have 180 days from the last winning draw date on your ticket to claim your prize.
I lost my ticket. Can I still claim my prize?
Unfortunately, the Missouri Lottery is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. The ticket serves as your proof of number selection and is the only valid receipt for claiming a prize.
What if I win a prize? How can I claim it?
If you win a prize up to $600, you can claim it at any Draw Games retail location. For prizes over $600, you can claim them at Missouri Lottery redemption centers by appointment or by mailing in the ticket with a completed claim form.
I made a mistake on my playslip. Can I erase it?
Yes, but remember to only use a blue or black pen or pencil for marking your selections as the terminal will not accept red ink.
What does the Wild Ball feature do in the Pick 3 game?
The Wild Ball feature replaces any of the winning Pick 3 numbers with the Wild Ball number drawn for that game, creating more winning combinations. However, it doubles the cost of the base Pick 3 play.
What is the EZ Match feature in the Pick 3 game?
EZ Match is an instant-win feature that costs an additional $1 per play. If your Pick 3 numbers match any of the randomly-generated EZ Match numbers, you win the corresponding EZ Match prize instantly.
Are there any age restrictions for buying Lottery tickets?
Yes, tickets may not be sold to or redeemed by minors under the age of 18.
What happens if more than one of my plays win in the same draw?
The holder of a winning ticket can only win in one prize category per play board and shall be paid the prize in the highest category won.