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June 25, 2021

CHICAGO—Pick 3 players are celebrating today after a series of straight 3s were revealed during the evening draw on Thursday, June 24.  The numbers 3-3-3 plus Fireball® 3 were hit during the draw, which led to a big payday for Pick 3 players - with over 16,500 players winning nearly $3 million in total prizes for this draw.

This is not the first time that Pick players have cashed in on a matching line up. On May 13, the Pick 4 game also experienced a repeat of numbers when 7-7-7-7 was hit in the midday Pick 4 draw.  Seven must have been a lucky number for players in that draw, bringing in over $7 million in total prizes for that draw.

In the past 12 months, Pick 3 players have cashed in on nearly $200 million in prizes and Pick 4 players have cashed in on over $227 million in prizes.

There are multiple ways to play, so it’s never been easier for Illinois residents 18 years of age and older to get in on the fun and purchase their Illinois Lottery ticket. Tickets can be purchased in-store, online, and on the Illinois Lottery’s mobile app.

Pick 3 and Pick 4 plus Fireball® are Illinois-only games with two draws daily.  To play both Pick 3 and Pick 4 games, players can select their numbers and a style of play, and then choose the amount they would like to wager on the draw. Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings are conducted daily at 12:40 PM and 9:22 PM CST.  For more information, visit


About the Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $21 billion (since 1985) to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like homelessness prevention, Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics, police memorials and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at Players must be at least 18 years old.