SC Pick 3 Evening


Latest Draw: Thu May 26

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Next Drawing: Fri May 27

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What is SC Pick 3 Evening?

SC Pick 3 Evening is a night 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.  South Carolina Pick 3 evening has a midday draw game as well.

You are able to select the amount you want to play.  Choose either 50 cents or $1.  SC Pick 3 Evening drawings are held seven days a week.  All South Carolina Education Lottery results are available immediately after each drawing.

What are SC Pick 3 Night Draw Times?

Sales cut-off time is 6:45 pm ET.  Draw time is approximately 14 minutes after the draw entry close.

 Draw Times
Sunday6:59 pm ET
Monday6:59 pm ET
Tuesday6:59 pm ET
Wednesday6:59 pm ET
Thursday6:59 pm ET
Friday6:59 pm ET
Saturday6:59 pm ET

How do I Play South Carolina Pick 3 Evening Draw?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. PLAY MULTIPLE DRAWINGS:

    You can play your numbers for up to 28 consecutive drawings 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 SCEL Pick 3 Night 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 Evening Cash 3?

Play TypeOddsPrize ($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 333Box $80 / Straight $330
Straight / Box (6-Way)1 in 1,000 & 1 in 167Box $40 / Straight $290
3-Way Combo1 in 333$500
6-Way Combo1 in 167$500
Front/Back Pairs1 in 100$50

SC Pick 3 Evening FAQs

Q: What is the SC 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 SCEL Pick 3?

A: You can play both Midday and Evening Pick 3 at all South Carolina Lottery retailers. Midday Draws take place at approximately 12:59 p.m. and evening draws at approximately 6:59 p.m.  Tickets for each drawing may be purchased up to 14 minutes prior to the next drawing.


Q: Do SC Pick 3 tickets expire?

A: Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the draw date on which the prize was won.

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