Pick 3: Illinois Lottery Daily Games
Another Chance to Match!
Drawings are daily at 12:40 p.m. and 9:22 p.m. CST
plus FIREBALL™ has arrived! We are so excited to launch an add on-feature called plus FIREBALL™ to Pick 3. Adding plus FIREBALL™ to your Pick 3 purchase gives you a chance to get an extra number drawn and improves your chances to match a winning combination and turn your ticket into a winner!
Each Ticket Starts at $.50 to play
Adding plus FIREBALL doubles your wager for each game played.
Check out Pick 4 plus FIREBALL too!
Play Pick 3 plus FIREBALL to give you an opportunity for more chances to match your numbers to a winning combination. Check out this video to learn how to play!
Want another example? Check out below to see how how plus FIREBALL can work for you!
How to PlayAsk your lottery clerk for a play slip and pick your unique Pick 3 numbers between 0 and 9, in any combination. You can also have the Lottery clerk input your numbers for you.
Choose between $0.50 or $1.00 per play. Remember that your final purchase amount will be based on your type of wager. Take a look at the wager types!
Pick three lucky numbers between 0-9. Remember to pick your lucky numbers by 12:35 pm for the Midday and 9:15 pm for the Evening drawing.
Choose your play style for your set of numbers. With so many different styles, it can be hard to choose! Don’t forget to choose your wager amount and when you want to play. Pick 3 has Midday and Evening drawings! Help me choose a play style!
Add plus FIREBALL for a fun way to boost your chances to win! If you add plus FIREBALL, your wager amount is doubled for each game you play! Play plus FIREBALL for only the cost of your original base wager (for example: if your original base wager is $0.50, the cost of plus FIREBALL will be $0.50).
How plus FIREBALL Works
You can still play your favorite Pick 3 game, however if you want to plus up your wager, try plus FIREBALL! plus FIREBALL gives you an opportunity for more chances to match your numbers to a winning combination. Watch the video to learn how to play.
Odds and Payout Chart
Use the chart below to understand the odds of winning and the various payout options of the game.
Did You Win?
To see if you’ve won, enter your numbers into the Winning Number History Search or scan the barcode on your ticket at your favorite Illinois Lottery retailer. Good luck!
You can cash your prize up to $600 at most lottery retailers. Find a prize claim center near you, to cash prizes over $600.
Pick 3 plus FIREBALL FAQ
What is happening to Pick 3 and Pick 4?
Great things! We are launching the hot, new, permanent add-on feature plus FIREBALL, which you can select for an additional cost. The Pick 3 and Pick 4 base games you love will not be changing.
What is plus FIREBALL? How do I win with this add-on feature?
After the winning numbers have been drawn for both Pick 3 and Pick 4 base games, an additional ball will be drawn for each game from a pool of numbered and non-numbered balls (10 numbered plus FIREBALLS [0–9] and 10 blank balls in the pool for Pick 3). For Pick 4, there are 10 numbered plus FIREBALLS [0–9] and 20 blank balls. If a numbered plus FIREBALL is drawn, players who selected plus FIREBALL will automatically win if the plus FIREBALL number can replace any number of the winning numbers selected to create a winning combination that matches the player’s numbers.
Example: A player selects the numbers 2 5 3 and adds plus FIREBALL to their straight wager. The lottery draws the winning numbers 1 5 3, in this example with a plus FIREBALL number of 2 . In this instance, the plus FIREBALL number 2 would replace the first digit of the winning numbers drawn to create the combination. Because the player selected the plus FIREBALL add-on feature, they were able to turn a non-winning ticket into a winning ticket by matching the new winning number combination ( 2 5 3 ) to their selected numbers ( 2 5 3 ).
What Happens If The plus FIREBALL Number Is The Same As My Selected Numbers?
If plus FIREBALL number is the same as one of the winning numbers, and your numbers match the winning combination drawn for the selected play style, the plus FIREBALL number is used to win a bonus prize(s).
Example: You play 1 2 2 straight for $.50 and add plus FIREBALL, doubling the price to $1.00. The Lottery draws Pick 3 numbers 1 2 2 and the plus FIREBALL number 2. You would win 3 times – once for matching the winning combination (straight) of 1-2-2 and twice more for replacing both winning numbers of 2 with the plus FIREBALL 2.
Win with straight wager 122 Win $250
Win 2nd time with plus FIREBALL 1 2 2 Win $250
WIN 3rd time with plus FIREBALL 1 2 2 Win $250
How Much Does plus FIREBALL Cost?
The cost for plus FIREBALL is equal to the cost of your original base wager (for example: if your original base wager is $0.50, your plus FIREBALL wager will be an additional $0.50). You cannot add plus FIREBALL to individual games unless you use separate play slips.
How Does plus FIREBALL Affect Multidraw Purchases?
When you select plus FIREBALL, this will apply to all games (boards) on a play slip, including advance plays. If you do not want to add plus FIREBALL to all of your advance purchases, multiple play slips must be used.
Why was this new feature added?
We want to reward our players by offering additional chances to win!
Does plus FIREBALL Affect The Base Games Of Pick 3 And Pick 4?
No, none of the current play styles will change, and opting to play plus FIREBALL will not impact any of these selections. You can still win Pick 3 and Pick 4 without playing plus FIREBALL.
Are the Pick 3 and Pick 4 play slips changing?
Yes, play slips for both games will be updated. You will need to use the new play slips in order to play plus FIREBALL, so look out for new play slips out on September 1!
Where And When Can I Find Out The plus FIREBALL Number For My Selected Draw?
The current draw schedule for Pick 3 and Pick 4 midday and evening draws will remain the same. The plus FIREBALL will be drawn on WGN after the base game numbers. This ball will either be numbered or blank. Information about numbers drawn will be available immediately following each drawing on www.illinoislottery.com.
How Will I Know If I Have Purchased plus FIREBALL?
If you have selected plus FIREBALL, this information will show clearly on your ticket.