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Pick 3 FAQs

Use these FAQs to learn about Pick 3, the exciting online game which gives you the chance to win up to €500 twice a day, every day. Once you’re up to speed on how the game works, you can choose your numbers online.

What is Pick 3?

Pick 3 is an online game in which you have to match three numbers in the same order they’re drawn. Draws take place twice a day and you can win up to €500 in each one. The format is very popular in the United States and now it’s available online for players in other countries around the world, including Ireland.

How do I play?

To play Pick 3, first select three numbers between 0 and 9. Unlike other lotteries, the order in which you pick your numbers is important as you have to match the winning numbers in the same order they appear.

Once you’ve picked your numbers you have to decide whether to enter the afternoon Pick 3 draw, the evening one, or both. Finally, choose whether to play a €0.50 wager or a €1 wager; with the former you can win €250, and with the latter you can win €500. Go to the How to Play Pick 3 page to learn more.

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What is a ‘Straight’ bet?

A ‘straight’ bet is the term used when you match the three winning Pick 3 numbers in the exact order they’re drawn.

How much does it cost?

You can choose how much to pay: play with a €0.50 bet for the chance to win €250, or play with a €1 bet to win €500. Both bets offer a 500x return if you win.

What time do the draws take place?

Pick 3 takes place every day at 1:00pm and 6:00pm, and the winning numbers are available on the Results page shortly after.

Can I buy tickets in stores?

Pick 3 is available exclusively online. The good thing about that is your numbers will be stored in your online player account, so you don’t need to keep a ticket safe, and you’ll be notified if you win a prize.

Can I play outside of Ireland?

Yes, Pick 3 is available online in Ireland and many other countries around the world.

How old do I have to be to play?

You must be at least 18 years of age to play Pick 3.

How do I find out if I’ve won?

There are several different ways to find out. Firstly, you’ll receive a notification prompting you to log in to your online player account and check out your winnings. You can also refer to the Pick 3 Results after each game or enter your numbers into the Pick 3 Checker to see if you’ve won anything.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of matching the three winning numbers in the exact order are 1 in 1,000, as there are 1,000 possible combinations.