General information about TX Lottery Pick 3
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in October, 1993, or 26 years, 8 months and 8 days ago. Day drawings take place since April 29, 2002, while Morning and Evening drawings – since September 9, 2013. Texas Lotto Pick 3 is currently available only in this state. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Texas Lotto Pick 3. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Texas Lottery. In case you want to know more about Texas Lottery, here is their official website: http://www.txlottery.org/export/sites/lottery/index.html. Texas Pick 3 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Texas Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Customer Service: 800-37 Lotto (800-375-6886)
- HQ: 611 E. 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Texas Pick 3 results
Texas Pick 3 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Texas Lottery in Austin. At the moment, draws are held 24 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week (except for Sunday), at 10:00 AM, 12:27 PM, 6:00 PM and 10:12 PM Central Time. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on October 25, 1993, or 26 years, 8 months and 8 days ago.
How it works: picking up Texas Pick 3 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 3 / 9-0. As you can see, players are to choose three main Texas Pick 3 numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Texas Pick 3 numbers. Pay attention that there are neither additional, nor bonus numbers, but there still is the Sum It Up number. The idea is that if the sum of your numbers matches the sum of numbers drawn, you win a prize. This is an optional feature that will cost you as little as 50 cents per play.
TX Lottery Pick 3 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers seven prize categories. Texas Lotto Pick 3 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 Texas 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 Straight / Box
1 : 1,000
1 : 500
6-Way Straight / Box
1 : 1,000
1 : 200
1 : 333
1 : 167
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 5,6.
TX 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 Texas Pick 3 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 3, 0, and 2. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 4, 5, and 1.
Payouts of TX 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 Texas Lotto Pick 3 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 Texas Pick 3 results.