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What is California Daily 3?
California Daily 3, also known as Pick 3, is a twice daily draw game where you try to pick three numbers between 0 and 9 that match the winning numbers drawn to win a cash prize. You can also select Quick Pick and the random number generator will choose the numbers for you. In addition to the day time draw, there is an evening draw game as well.
Each Daily 3 ticket is $1 and drawings are held Mondays through Sundays. All CA Lottery results are available immediately after each drawing.
When are CA Daily 3 Draw Times?
Sales are stopped at 1:00 pm for the day draw and 6:30 pm for the night draw. The drawing takes place immediately after the entry close.
|Sunday||1:00 pm & 6:30 pm PT|
|Monday||1:00 pm & 6:30 pm PT|
|Tuesday||1:00 pm & 6:30 pm PT|
|Wednesday||1:00 pm & 6:30 pm PT|
|Thursday||1:00 pm & 6:30 pm PT|
|Friday||1:00 pm & 6:30 pm PT|
|Saturday||1:00 pm & 6:30 pm PT|
How do I Play the CA Lotto Daily 3?
- PICK YOUR NUMBERS:
Ask for a Quick Pick and let the lottery terminal select the numbers for you, or choose three numbers between 0 and 9.
- BUY YOUR TICKET:
Pick one of three different play types: Straight, Box, or Straight/Box. Daily 3 tickets cost $1 per play.
- PLAY MULTIPLE DRAWINGS
You can play your numbers for up to 14 consecutive drawing dates on the same ticket. Just tell the cashier at the time of your purchase or mark the Advance Play box on your selection slip.
What are the CALottery Pick 3 Play Types?
STRAIGHT: Match the winning numbers in exact order to win.
BOX: Match the winning numbers in any order to win.
BOX 6-WAY: All three of the numbers you select must be different. Your numbers can match the winning numbers in any order to win.
STRAIGHT/BOX: Match the winning numbers in exact order and win 1/2 the Straight prize and 1/2 the Box prize, or match the winning numbers in any order and win 1/2 the Box prize only.
What are the Prizes and Odds of the Daily 3 Drawing?
|Straight (Exact)||1 in 1,000||Straight Prize|
|Box (2 Like Numbers)||1 in 333||Box Prize|
|Box (3 Different Numbers)||1 in 167||Box Prize|
|Straight/Box (2 Like Numbers)||1 in 333||Exact: 1/2 straight & 1/2 Box Prizes / Any Order: 1/2 Box Only|
|Straight/Box (3 Diff Numbers)||1 in 167||Exact: 1/2 straight & 1/2 Box Prizes / Any Order: 1/2 Box Only|
CA Daily 3 FAQs
A: Your $1 Straight/Box wager is divided equally between Straight and Box playstyles. You can win by matching your 3 numbers in an exact order (Straight wager), or matching all 3 winning numbers in any order (Box wager).
For example, if you play 1-2-3 for Straight/Box and those numbers win, you’ll win both wagers. If the Straight prize is $500 and the Box prize is $200, you’ll win half the Straight prize – $250, plus half the Box prize – $100, for a total of $350.
Q: How is the Daily 3 drawing done?
A: An Automated Draw Machine, a state-of-the-art computer, draws the winning numbers.
Q: Where and when can I play CA Daily 3 Day?
A: You can play both Midday and Evening Daily 3 at all Lottery retailers. Midday Draws take place at 1:00 p.m. and your entry must be made before the draw time.
Q: What is an Automated Draw Machine?
A: An Automated Draw Machine is a computer that isn’t connected to any other system. In fact, any type of tampering is impossible because the hard drive can’t be opened without breaking a numbered security seal and the programs that generate random numbers can’t be altered.
The Lottery has 2 Automated Draw Machines for daily draws, plus a back-up machine in case there’s an emergency. A randomized, unpredictable draw chooses which machine, and which randomized drawing method (mathematical algorithm or Random Number Generator) will be used. The numbers selected from either method are unpredictable and selected in an unbiased manner.
Q: How do I claim my California Lottery winning prize?
A: Collect your prize of up to $599 at any participating Lottery retail location. Collect prizes over $599 at any Lottery District Office or by mail.
Q: How long do I have to claim my prize?
A: You have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim your prize.
Q: Can a prize for a ticket I bought in California be claimed in another state?
A: No. Your winning ticket must be redeemed in the state where it was purchased.
Sources: California Lottery Website (Daily 3)