Iowa Pick 3



Sun, May 26, 2024

What is Iowa Pick 3?

Iowa 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.  IA 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, $1, $2, $3, $4 or $5.  IA Pick 3 drawings are held seven days a week.  All Iowa Lottery results are available immediately after each drawing.

What are IA Pick 3 Draw Times?

Sales cut-off time is 12:00 pm CT.  Draw time is approximately 20 minutes after the draw entry close.

Draw Times
Sunday12:20 pm / 10:00 pm
Monday12:20 pm / 10:00 pm
Tuesday12:20 pm / 10:00 pm
Wednesday12:20 pm / 10:00 pm
Thursday12:20 pm / 10:00 pm
Friday12:20 pm / 10:00 pm
Saturday12:20 pm / 10:00 pm

How do I Play Iowa Pick 3 Draw?


    Ask for a Quick Pick and let the lottery terminal select the numbers for you, or choose three numbers between 0 and 9.


    Pick one of four different play types: Straight, Box, Straight/Box or Pairs.  Cash 3 tickets cost 50 cents, $1, $2, $3, $4 or $5 per play.


    You can play your numbers for up to 16 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 IA 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.

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 Cash 3?

Play TypeOddsPrize ($1 Wager)
Straight (Exact)1 in 1,000$600
Box (3-Way)1 in 333$200
Box (6-Way)1 in 167$100
Straight / Box (3-Way)1 in 1,000 & 1 in 333Box $100 / Straight $400
Straight / Box (6-Way)1 in 1,000 & 1 in 167Box $50 / Straight $350
Front/Back Pairs1 in 100$60

Iowa Pick 3 FAQs

Q: What is the IA 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 $600 for a $1 straight play.

Q: How much do Pick 3 tickets cost?

A: Tickets cost 50 cents, $1, $2, $3, $4 or $5 per play.

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

A: You can play both Midday and Evening Pick 3 at all Iowa Lottery retailers. Midday Draws take place at approximately 12:20 p.m. and evening draws at approximately 10:00 p.m.  Tickets for each drawing may be purchased up to 20 minutes prior to the next drawing.

Q: Do Iowa Pick 3 tickets expire?

A: Prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date on which the prize was won.

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