General information about Kentucky Lottery Pick 3
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in November, 1989, or 30 years, 7 months and 26 days ago. Midday drawings, in turn, take place since March 15, 1999. KY Lottery Pick 3 is currently available only in Kentucky. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as KY Lottery Pick 3. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Kentucky Lottery Corporation. In case you want to know more about Kentucky Lottery Corporation, here is their official website: https://www.kylottery.com. Pick 3 KY results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Kentucky Lottery Corporation can be reached via the following contact details:
- Customer Service: 877-789-4532
- Winning Numbers: 502-583-2000
- Email: [email protected]
- Headquarters: 1011 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Pick 3 KY results
Pick 3 KY results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Kentucky Lottery Corporation in Louisville. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 1:20 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. ET. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on November 20, 1989, or 30 years, 7 months and 26 days ago.
How it works: picking up Pick 3 KY numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 3 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose three main Pick 3 KY numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Pick 3 KY numbers. As usual, the order of numbers drawn is of special importance.
Kentucky Lottery Pick 3 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers seven prize categories. KY Lottery Pick 3 offers no jackpot to its players. The amount of the top prize is $600. Luckily, the fact that the jackpot is quite modest 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 Pick 3 KY numbers. The basic thing is to guess them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
Box + 2 same numbers
Straight / Box ($0.50)
Straight / Box ($0.50) + 2 same numbers
Front / Back / Split Pair
Super Straight (Match 3 numbers in any order and win a straight payout)
$6 (6 x $1)
$3 (6 x 50¢)
$3 (3 x $1)
$1.50 (3 x 50¢)
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 5,6.
Kentucky Lottery Pick 3 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $0.50, but $1 is a more popular wager. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Pick 3 KY numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 9, 3, 4 (Midday) and 3, 1, 2 (Evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 7, 5, 2 (Midday) and 5, 4, 9 (Evening).
Payouts of Kentucky Lottery Pick 3 prizes
All the prizes of up to $600 can be claimed at lottery retailers. A good news is that you won't need to submit the claim form to receive it. Also, winning tickets can be sent by mail. A great thing is that KY Lottery Pick 3 winnings are tax free. According to local laws, prizes of up to $1,000 are not subject to taxation. 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 Pick 3 KY results.