NM Pick 3



Thu, Apr 25, 2024

What are NM Pick 3 Draw Times?

Sales cut-off time is immediately prior to the drawing.

Draw Times – MT
Sunday1:00 pm / 9:30 pm
Monday1:00 pm / 9:30 pm
Tuesday1:00 pm / 9:30 pm
Wednesday1:00 pm / 9:30 pm
Thursday1:00 pm / 9:30 pm
Friday1:00 pm / 9:30 pm
Saturday1:00 pm / 9:30 pm

What are the NM 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: If a player does not win on the original Pick 3 play, they can match the first two numbers in exact order (front pair) or the last two numbers in exact order (back pair) to win a prize. 

What Can I Win Playing Cash 3?

Play TypeOddsPrize ($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 333.33Box $80 / Straight $330
Straight / Box (6-Way)1 in 166.67Box $40 / Straight $290
Front/Back Pairs1 in 56$5

How do I Play New Mexico 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 three different play types: Straight, Box or Straight/Box.  Cash 3 tickets cost $1 per play.


    You can play your numbers for up to 28 consecutive drawing dates (14 day drawings and 14 evening drawings) on the same ticket. Just tell the cashier at the time of your purchase or mark the Multi Play box on your selection slip.

NM Pick 3 FAQs

Q: What is the NM 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 $1 per play.

Q: Where and when can I play New Mexico Pick 3?

A: You can play both Day and Evening Pick 3 at all New Mexico Lottery retailers. Midday Draws take place at approximately 1:00 p.m. and evening draws at approximately 9:30 p.m.  Tickets for each drawing may be purchased right up to the next drawing.

Q: Do NM Pick 3 tickets expire?

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

Q: Can NM Pick 3 tickets be cancelled or voided?

A: No.  All sales are final.

What is NM Pick 3?

NM Pick 3 Day is a midday 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.  New Mexico Pick 3 Day has an evening draw game as well.

NM Pick 3 drawings cost $1 per play and are held seven days a week.  All New Mexico Lottery results are available immediately after each drawing.

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