Latest Draw: Sat May 28
Next Drawing: Sun May 29
Latest Draw: Fri May 27
Next Drawing: Sat May 28
5 SECRETS LOTTERIES DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT SCRATCH OFFS
How to improve your odds of winning dramatically.
What is the NJ Pick 3?
NJ Pick 3 is a 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. The New Jersey Lottery has both a midday and evening Pick 3 draw game.
You are able to select the amount you want to play. Choose between 50 cents to $5. NJ Pick 3 drawings are held seven days a week. All New Jersey lottery results are available immediately after each drawing.
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. Players can also add Instant Match (optional) for an extra $1 for a chance to win prizes instantly.
When are New Jersey Pick 3 Draw Times?
Sales are cut-off at 12:53 pm for the daytime drawing and 10:53 pm for the night draw. The drawings are approximately 6 minutes after the entry close.
|Sunday||12:59 pm / 10:57 pm ET|
|Monday||12:59 pm / 10:57 pm ET|
|Tuesday||12:59 pm / 10:57 pm ET|
|Wednesday||12:59 pm / 10:57 pm ET|
|Thursday||12:59 pm / 10:57 pm ET|
|Friday||12:59 pm / 10:57 pm ET|
|Saturday||12:59 pm / 10:57 pm ET|
How do I Play the NJ Pick 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, Wheel or Pairs. Cash 3 tickets cost between 50 cents and $5 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 Advance 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.
- ADD INSTANT MATCH:
Adding Instant Match is an option that will add $1 per play. With Instant Match you have a chance to win up to $500 instantly.
What are the New Jersey 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.
WHEEL: 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 NJ Lottery 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/Split Pairs||1 in 100||$50|
|3-Way Wheel||1 in 333||$500|
|6-Way Wheel||1 in 167||$500|
What Can I Win Playing NJ Cash 3 Fireball?
|Play Type||Odds||Prize ($1 Wager)|
|Straight (Exact)||1 in 333||$183|
|Box (3-Way)||1 in 111||$61|
|Box (6-Way)||1 in 56||$30|
|Straight / Box (3-Way)||1 in 333 & 1 in 111||Box $30.50 / Straight $122|
|Straight / Box (6-Way)||1 in 333 & 1 in 56||Box $15 / Straight $106.50|
|Front/Back/Split Pairs||1 in 33||$18|
|3-Way Wheel||1 in 111||$183|
|6-Way Combo||1 in 56||$183|
NJ Pick 3 FAQs
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 between 50 cents and $5 per play.
Q: Where and when can I play NJ Pick 3?
A: You can play both Midday and Evening Pick 3 at all New Jersey Lottery retailers. Midday Draws take place at approximately 12:59 p.m. and evening draws at approximately 10:57 p.m. Tickets for each drawing may be purchased up to 6 minutes (day drawing) and 4 minutes (night drawing) prior to the next drawing.
Q: Do NJ Pick 3 tickets expire?
A: Prizes must be claimed within 1 year of the draw date on which the prize was won.
Article Resources: New Jersey Lottery Pick 3 Website