General information about Maryland Pick 3
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in July, 1976, or 42 years, 6 months and 21 days ago. Midday drawings take place since May 1, 1995. MD Lottery Pick3 is currently available only in Maryland. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as MD Lottery Pick3. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Maryland Lottery. In case you want to know more about Maryland Lottery, here is their official website: http://www.mdlottery.com. MD Pick 3 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Maryland Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Lottery headquarters phone number: 410-230-8800
- Email: [email protected]
- Headquarters: 1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 330, Baltimore, MD
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check MD Pick 3 results
MD Pick 3 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Maryland Lottery in Baltimore. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 12.28 PM and 7.56 PM Eastern Time. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on July 29, 1976, or 42 years, 6 months and 21 days ago.
How it works: picking up MD Pick 3 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 3 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose three main MD Pick 3 numbers from the range between 0 and 9 MD Pick 3 numbers. As usual, the key factor is the order of numbers drawn.
Maryland Pick 3 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers eight prize categories. MD Lottery Pick3 offers no jackpot to its players. The top prize is $500 (with $1 wager). Luckily, the fact that this is quite a modest amount is compensated by indeed high winning odds! As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,000. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the three MD Pick 3 numbers. The most important thing is to match them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 1,000
3 Way Box: 2 identical number
1 : 333
6 Way Box: 3 different
1 : 167
Front / Back Pair
1 : 100
3 Way Combo: straight bets with 2 identical digits
1 : 1,000
6 Way Combo: straight bets with 3 different digits
1 : 1,000
Straight / Box 3 Way: 2 identical digits
1 : 333
Straight / Box - $330
Box only - $80
Straight / Box 6 Way: 3 different digits
1 : 167
Straight / Box - $290
Box only - $40
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 5,6.
Maryland Pick 3 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $0.50, but players can also choose $1 wager. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold MD Pick 3 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 4, 6, 7 (Midday) and 8, 1, 3 (Evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 3, 5, 9 (Midday) and 0, 4, 2 (Evening).
Payouts of Maryland Pick 3 prizes
All the amounts under $600 are payable by lottery retailers, as well as at the operator's HQ and prize centers. Also, winning tickets can be sent by mail. A great thing is that MD Lottery Pick3 winnings are tax free. According to local laws, taxes are only exerted from winnings over $5,000. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within 182 days from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of MD Pick 3 results.