Pick 3: Illinois Lottery Daily Games
Add plus Fireball For More Chances to Win!
Pick 3 is new and improved with plus FIREBALL now always drawn with every Pick 3 drawing! Playing plus FIREBALL gives you an extra number drawn and improves your chances to win a prize. Drawings are daily at 12:40 p.m. and 9:22 p.m. CST. Midday drawings will be replayed state-wide by 1:00 PM CST on WGN. Evening drawings will be available on WGN’s website.
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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 extra number drawn and gives you more chances to win a prize. Watch the video to learn how to play.
Each Ticket Starts At $.50 To Play
Want another example? Check out below to see 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:
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 extra number drawn and gives you more chances to win a prize.
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 the new plus FIREBALL add on feature?
Great things! Now, a FIREBALL number will always be drawn to improve your chances of winning a prize. In order to always offer a FIREBALL number, there will be a new prize structure for plus FIREBALL. The base prize for Pick 3 and Pick 4 will not be affected.
What is happening to Pick 3 and Pick 4?
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, a plus Fireball will be drawn for each game from a pool of balls numbered 0 to 9. Players who selected plus FIREBALL will win plus Fireball if the plus FIREBALL number can replace any of the numbers drawn to create a winning plus FIREBALL combination that matches the player’s numbers for the player’s play style.
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 a winning plus Fireball 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 plus Fireball 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?
In the event the plus FIREBALL number is the same as one of the winning numbers, and the player’s numbers match the numbers drawn for that play style, the player will be awarded the Pick 3 or Pick 4 base prize and the plus FIREBALL prize for all winning plus FIREBALL combinations for the player’s play style and wager amount.
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 is 2. You would win 3 times – once for matching the winning combination (straight) of 1-2-2 for the base game and twice more for replacing both winning numbers of 2 with the plus FIREBALL 2. Using this scenario, you would win $500, $250 for the base prize and $250 for matching 2 winning plus Fireball combinations.
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 plus FIREBALL added?
We want to reward our players by offering improved chances to win a prize.
Why are you changing plus FIREBALL so soon?
After the initial launch of plus FIREBALL, we received feedback from its players that they wanted a FIREBALL number with each Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawing. We listened to our players and changed the game so that a FIREBALL is ALWAYS drawn.
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?
No, the play slips will not be changing. Make sure to use a Pick 3 or Pick 4 play slip that has the plus FIREBALL option when you play the plus FIREBALL option.
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 are drawn. The plus Fireball is always numbered, a number from 0 to 9. 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.