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New Pick 3 Game Offers €500 Top Prize Twice a Day

New Pick 3 Game Offers €500 Top Prize Twice a Day

Last Updated: Friday 17th July 2020, 09:13 am

A new online lottery game called Pick 3 gives you the chance to win up to €500 twice every day just for matching three numbers. The game is available to play online and draws take place at 1:00pm and 6:00pm every day.

Pick 3 is unique among Irish lottery games in that you get to choose how much you want to pay to play and you can decide exactly which prizes you want to try and win. Play for the top €500 prize or go for the other prizes that offer even better odds of winning - whichever you decide, you can choose your Pick 3 numbers exclusively online now.

Flexibility in how you play

With most lotteries you pay a set ticket price and you get little choice in what prizes to play for. That’s not the case with Pick 3, as not only can you choose which prizes to try and win from many different options, but you can also choose how much to bet.

The first thing you do when you play is pick three numbers from 0 to 9. You can have three different numbers or you can choose repeating numbers in your combination. Then you choose which type of bet to place. You could play a Straight bet, where the objective is to match the three winning numbers in the exact order they appear, or you could play a Box, where you can match the winning numbers in any order. 

There are several different play types in addition to these two, and each comes with its own prize. A winning Straight bet will get you €250 or €500, depending on how much you wagered, while a winning Box play will award you up to €160. You can also play a Straight/Box bet, which combines the two bets into one, a Pair bet, where you try to predict two of the three winning numbers, and Combo bets, where you play a Straight using every possible combination of your chosen numbers.

The odds of winning are different depending on each bet type, so you get to pick which bet is the best for you. Go to the Pick 3 Prizes page to see exactly what you could win.

Great odds of winning

The prizes up for grabs in Pick 3 also come with great odds of winning. The odds of winning a Straight bet and hitting the top €500 prize are 1 in 1,000, as there are 1,000 possible combinations of three numbers and you have to match yours exactly to win.

When you compare that to some of Ireland’s other big lotteries, you can see just how good a return that is on your stake. Not all games have a comparable €500 prize, but in some you might even see longer odds for winning smaller amounts. 

In Lotto, for example, the average prize over the last year for matching four numbers plus the Bonus Ball has been around €160. The odds for doing so: 1 in 17,896. So in this instance not only do you win a third of what you could in Pick 3, but it’s nearly 18 times more difficult to do so! EuroMillions is no different: match four numbers plus a Lucky Star to win an average prize of around €165, at odds of 1 in 31,075.

Of course, games like Lotto and EuroMillions have their own perks, especially that they give you the chance to win millions of euros, but the examples above illustrate just how appealing Pick 3’s prize structure and odds are. It’s a fast-moving game that’s designed to offer achievable prizes and pay out often.

Quick and convenient online play

Being able to play your favourite lotteries online is more important than ever, especially since the coronavirus crisis has made it more inconvenient to get out and about to purchase tickets from retailers.

The good news is that Pick 3 is available exclusively online, so you can play using your mobile, tablet, or computer. Online entry is easy; just follow the steps detailed in the How to Play guide to pick your numbers, bet type, and wager amount, and then checkout with your completed bets.

Entering online also means that you don’t have to worry about keeping your tickets safe, as your numbers will be stored in your player account for you to view at any time. Any prize money you win will also be transferred to your online account, so you don’t need to claim your prize from a retailer or lottery office - just choose your numbers to get started.

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