What are DC 3 Draw Times?
Sales cut-off time is 1:49 pm ET. Draw time is approximately 1 minute after the draw entry close.
|Sunday||1:50 pm & 7:50 pm|
|Monday||1:50 pm & 7:50 pm|
|Tuesday||1:50 pm & 7:50 pm|
|Wednesday||1:50 pm & 7:50 pm|
|Thursday||1:50 pm & 7:50 pm|
|Friday||1:50 pm & 7:50 pm|
|Saturday||1:50 pm & 7:50 pm|
What are the DC3 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) or the last two numbers in exact order (back pair).
What Can I Win Playing DC3?
|Play Type||Odds||Prize ($1 Wager)|
|Straight (Exact)||1 in 1,000||$500|
|Box (3-Way)||1 in 333.33||$160|
|Box (6-Way)||1 in 166.67||$80|
|Straight / Box (3-Way)||1 in 1,000 & 1 in 333.33||Box $80 / Straight $330|
|Straight / Box (6-Way)||1 in 1,000 & 1 in 166.67||Box $40 / Straight $290|
|Front/Back Pairs||1 in 100||$50|
|3-Way Combo||1 in 333.33||$500|
|6-Way Combo||1 in 166.67||$500|
How do I Play the DC 3 Drawing?
- 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 five different play types: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Combo or Pairs. Cash 3 tickets cost either 50 cents or $1 per play.
- 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-Draw Play box on your selection slip.
DC 3 FAQs
A: DC3 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 straight play.
Q: How much do Pick 3 tickets cost?
A: Tickets cost 50 cents or $1 per play.
Q: Where and when can I play DC 3?
A: You can play both Midday and Evening DC 3 drawings at all DC Lottery retailers. Midday Draws take place at approximately 1:50 p.m. and evening draws at approximately 7:50 p.m. Tickets for each drawing may be purchased up to 1 minute prior to the next drawing.
Q: Do DC3 tickets expire?
A: Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the draw date on which the prize was won.
What is DC 3?
DC 3 Midday is a day time 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. DC 3 midday has an evening draw game as well.
You are able to select the amount you want to play. Choose either 50 cents or $1. DC3 drawings are held seven days a week.