General information about Ohio Lottery Pick 3
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in December, 1979, or 40 years, 8 months and 9 days ago. Midday drawings take place since August 16, 1999. Pick Three Ohio is currently available only in Ohio. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Pick Three Ohio. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Ohio Lottery. In case you want to know more about Ohio Lottery, here is their official website: https://www.ohiolottery.com/Default.aspx. Ohio Pick 3 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Ohio Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Customer Service Center: (800) 686-4208
- HQ address: 615 W. Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Ohio Pick 3 results
Ohio Pick 3 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Ohio Lottery in Cleveland. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 12:29 PM and 7:29 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 December 3, 1979, or 40 years, 8 months and 9 days ago.
How it works: picking up Ohio Pick 3 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 3 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose three main Ohio Pick 3 numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Ohio Pick 3 numbers. Remember that the order of numbers drawn matters especially much.
Ohio Lottery Pick 3 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers eight prize categories. Pick Three Ohio 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 Ohio Pick 3 numbers. The key thing is to guess them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 1,000
1 : 333
1 : 167
3-Way Wheel (3 individual straight wagers)
1 : 1,000
6-Way Wheel (6 individual straight wagers)
1 : 1,000
Back / Front / Split Pair
1 : 100
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 5,6.
Ohio Lottery Pick 3 prices
The minimum cost of playing is 50¢, but it is possible to choose higher wager (up to $5). The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Ohio Pick 3 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 9, 6, 2 (Midday) and 4, 7, 6 (Evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 7, 8, 0 (Midday) and 3, 8, 0 (Evening).
Payouts of Ohio Lottery Pick 3 prizes
Amounts greater than $600 are to be claimed at the prize centers, while smaller prizes are payable by lottery retailers. A great thing is that Pick Three Ohio winnings are tax free. According to the laws of the state, taxes are only deducted from amounts over $5,000. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within 180 days from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Ohio Pick 3 results.