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Latest Draw: Wed Oct 27

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Next Drawing: Thu Oct 28

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What is Illinois Pick 3 Midday?

Illinois Pick 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.  IL Pick 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.  IL Pick 3 drawings are held seven days a week.

Add Fireball to your play for more chances to win.  Adding Fireball doubles the price of your base play ticket and applies to all panels.

What are IL Pick 3 Day Draw Times?

Sales cut-off time is 12:35 pm CT.  Draw time is approximately 5 minutes after the draw entry close.

 
Draw Times
Sunday
12:40 pm CT
Monday
12:40 pm CT
Tuesday
12:40 pm CT
Wednesday
12:40 pm CT
Thursday
12:40 pm CT
Friday
12:40 pm CT
Saturday
12:40 pm CT

How do I Play Illinois Pick 3 Midday Draw?

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 6 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.

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

What are the IL Pick 3 Day 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 Midday Cash 3?

Play Type
Odds
Prize ($1 Wager)
Straight (Exact)
1 in 1,000
$500
Box (3-Way)
1 in 333
$160
Box (6-Way)
1 in 167
$80
Straight / Box (3-Way)
1 in 1,000 & 1 in 333
Box $80 / Straight $330
Straight / Box (6-Way)
1 in 1,000 & 1 in 167
Box $40 / Straight $290
Front/Back Pairs
1 in 100
$50
3-Way Combo
1 in 1,000
$500
6-Way Combo
1 in 1,000
$500

What Can I Win Playing Cash 3 Day Fireball?

Play Type
Odds
Prize ($1 Wager)
Straight (Exact)
1 in 333
$250
Box (3-Way)
1 in 111
$80
Box (6-Way)
1 in 56
$40
Straight / Box (3-Way)
1 in 333 & 1 in 111
Box $40 / Straight $165
Straight / Box (6-Way)
1 in 333 & 1 in 111
Box $20 / Straight $145
Front/Back Pairs
1 in 33
$24
3-Way Combo
1 in 111
$250
6-Way Combo
1 in 56
$250

Illinois Pick 3 Midday FAQs

Q: What is the IL Pick 3?

A: Pick 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 Pick 3 tickets cost?

A: Tickets cost 50 cents or $1 per play.

Q: Where and when can I play Illinois Pick 3?

A: You can play both Midday and Evening Pick 3 at all Illinois Lottery retailers. Midday Draws take place at approximately 12:40 p.m. and evening draws at approximately 9:22 p.m.  Tickets for each drawing may be purchased up to 5 minutes (day drawing) or 7 minutes (night drawing) prior to the next drawing.

Q: Do IL Pick 3 tickets expire?

A: Prizes must be claimed within 1 year of the draw date on which the prize was won.

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