CT Play 3


Latest Draw: Fri May 27

0 6 1
WB: 0

Next Drawing: Sat May 28


Latest Draw: Fri May 27

6 0 7
WB: 6

Next Drawing: Sat May 28

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What is CT Play 3?

CT Play 3 Day 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.  CT Play 3 has both a midday and night drawing.

You are able to select the amount you want to play with wagers in $0.50 increments from 50 cents up to $5 per wager.  Connecticut Pick 3 drawings are held seven days a week.

Add Wild Ball to your play for more chances to win.  Adding Wild Ball doubles the price of your base play ticket.

When are Connecticut Pick 3 Draw Times?

Sales are cut-off at 1:45 pm for the midday drawing and 10:15 pm for the evening draw.  Each drawing takes place approximately 12 minutes after the draw entry close.

 Draw Times
Sunday1:57 pm & 10:29 pm ET
Monday1:57 pm & 10:29 pm ET
Tuesday1:57 pm & 10:29 pm ET
Wednesday1:57 pm & 10:29 pm ET
Thursday1:57 pm & 10:29 pm ET
Friday1:57 pm & 10:29 pm ET
Saturday1:57 pm & 10:29 pm ET

How do I Play CT Play 3 Draw?

  1. 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.

  2. BUY YOUR TICKET:

    Pick one of five different play types: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Combo or Pairs.  Cash 3 tickets cost between 50 cents and $5 per play.

  3. PLAY MULTIPLE DRAWINGS:

    You can play your numbers for up to 7 consecutive drawing dates on the same ticket. Just tell the cashier at the time of your purchase or mark the Multi Play box on your selection slip.

  4. ADD WILD BALL:

    Adding Wild Ball is an option that will double the price of your play ticket.  The Wild Ball number can be used to replace any number drawn, giving players an extra chance to create more combinations.

What are the Conn Pick 3 Play Types?

STRAIGHT: Match the winning numbers in exact order to win.

BOX: 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.

COMBO: Pick three numbers and a Straight bet is placed on every possible three-digit combination of those numbers.  The ticket price is higher as more combinations are played.

PAIRS: Match the first two numbers in exact order (front pair), the last two numbers in exact order (back pair) or the first and last numbers in exact order (split pair).

What Can I Win Playing Connecticut Play 3?

Play TypeOddsPrize ($1 Wager)
Straight (Exact)1 in 1,000$500
Box (3-Way)1 in 333$167
Box (6-Way)1 in 167$83
Straight / Box (3-Way)1 in 1,000 & 1 in 333Box $83.50 / Straight $333.50
Straight / Box (6-Way)1 in 1,000 & 1 in 167Box $41.50 / Straight $291.50
Front/Back/Split Pairs1 in 100$50
3-Way Combo1 in 1,000$500
6-Way Combo1 in 1,000$500

What Can I Win Playing Play 3 Wild Ball?

Play TypeOddsPrize ($1 Wager)
Straight (Exact)1 in 333$200
Box (3-Way)1 in 111$60
Box (6-Way)1 in 56$32
Straight / Box (3-Way)1 in 333 & 1 in 111Box $30 / Straight $130
Straight / Box (6-Way)1 in 333 & 1 in 111Box $16 / Straight $116
Front/Back/Split Pairs1 in 50$28
3-Way Combo1 in 333$200
6-Way Combo1 in 333$200

CT Play 3 FAQs

Q: What is the CT Play 3?

A: Play 3 is a twice daily draw game where players select three numbers, each from 0 through 9 to win a top prize of $500 for a $1 straight play.


Q: How much do Play 3 tickets cost?

A: Tickets cost between 50 cents and $5 per play.


Q: Where and when can I play CT Play 3?

A: You can play both Midday and Evening Play 3 at all Connecticut Lottery retailers. Midday Draws take place at approximately 1:57 p.m. and evening draws at approximately 10:29 p.m.  Tickets for each drawing may be purchased up to 12 minutes (day drawing) or 14 minutes (night drawing) prior to the next drawing.


Q: Do CT Play 3 tickets expire?

A: Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the draw date on which the prize was won.

Sources: Connecticut Lottery (Play 3)

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