General information about VA Lottery Pick 3
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in May, 1989, or 30 years, 10 months and 15 days ago. Pick Three VA is currently available only in Virginia. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Pick Three VA. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Virginia Lottery. In case you want to know more about Virginia Lottery, here is their official website: https://www.valottery.com. Pick 3 VA results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Virginia Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Customer Support: (804) 692-7777
- HQ address: 600 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219
- HQ phone number: (804)692-7000
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Pick 3 VA results
Pick 3 VA results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Virginia Lottery in Richmond. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 2:00 PM and 11:00 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 May 22, 1989, or 30 years, 10 months and 15 days ago.
How it works: picking up Pick 3 VA numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 3 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose three main Pick 3 VA numbers from the range between 1 and 9 Pick 3 VA numbers. Pay attention that there are neither bonus, nor additional numbers.
VA Lottery Pick 3 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers eight prize categories. Pick Three VA 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 Pick 3 VA numbers. The basic 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 Straight / Box
1 : 1,000
1 : 500
6-Way Straight / Box
1 : 1,000
1 : 200
1 : 333
1 : 167
Front / Split / Back Pair
1 : 100
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 5,6.
VA Lottery Pick 3 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $0.50, but it is possible to choose higher wager. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Pick 3 VA numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 2, 9, 1 (Midday) and 0, 8, 9 (Evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 8, 0, 6 (Midday) and 5, 4, 3 (Evening).
Payouts of VA Lottery Pick 3 prizes
Amounts of up to and including $600 can be received at lottery retailer locations. If you happen to win more, you will have to visit one of the regional prize centers or the operator's main office. A great thing is that Pick Three VA winnings are tax free. According to the laws of the state, taxes are only deducted from amounts greater than $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 Pick 3 VA results.