Nebraska Pick 3
Nebraska Pick 3 drawings are held six days a week, Monday through Saturday. Drawing results will be released to the news media and the public by 10 p.m. each night.
Prizes in Nebraska Pick 3 range from $1 to $600. The odds of winning range from 1 in 4.12 to 1 in 1,000. In all, there are 9 ways to win.
Nebraska Pick 3 gives players the chance to not only select the numbers they wish to play, but also the opportunity to decide what type of play style and potential prizes to play for.
Players can first choose from four bet types; Straight, Box, Straight/Box or Combo. Each bet type costs $1. The bet type selected determines the possible prizes by matching combinations of the winning numbers.
Players will pick three numbers, each from a separate set of ten digits (0 through 9). The numbers can be unique such as 1, 2, 3 or identical such as 1, 1, 1.
A standard Nebraska Pick 3 play consisting of one set of three numbers and one bet type for a single drawing, will cost $1. Each bet type costs $1.
The three numbers selected will be played against the winning numbers drawn, according to the following four bet types.
Straight: match all three numbers in the exact order drawn-
(one prize level)
--exact order match--$600
Box: match all three numbers drawn in any order-
(two prize levels)
Straight/Box: match the numbers drawn in either exact or any
(three prize levels)
Combo: match 1, 2 or 3 numbers drawn in exact position within
the order drawn-
(three prize levels)
--3 numbers in exact order--$100
--2 numbers in exact position--$8
--1 number in exact position--$1
As of June 26, 2011, tickets can be purchased from 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. (Central Time) any day of the week except from 9:00 p.m. to 9:03 p.m. on drawing nights. You can pick up to 5 different sets of numbers on each play slip. You can purchase the same numbers for up to 72 consecutive drawings (12 weeks worth) when you use the multi-draw box on the play slip.
Games similar to Nebraska Pick 3 are offered by many other lotteries across the nation, including those in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.
In August 2004, the Nebraska Lottery conducted a web-based survey to test various concepts for a new Lotto game. The survey was conducted through the Nebraska Lottery website, www.nelottery.com, and drew almost 1,000 responses.
The survey asked respondents' impressions of everything ranging from a game's matrix (how many numbers are drawn) to its prize structure, and from a game's play style to drawing frequency. Results were used to examine various game concepts, and led to the decision to introduce Nebraska Pick 3 as the fourth Lotto game offered by the Nebraska Lottery.
The maximum top prize liability for any single Nebraska Pick 3 drawing is $150,000 (the equivalent of 250 Straight bet $600 top prizes). In the event that 250 identical Straight bet number combinations are sold for any given drawing, the game system will stop accepting transactions for that combination for that drawing.
|08/12/2014||01, 09, 06|
|08/13/2014||09, 08, 09|
|08/14/2014||03, 04, 00|
|08/15/2014||06, 07, 02|
|08/16/2014||06, 08, 04|
|08/18/2014||00, 05, 01|
|08/19/2014||07, 06, 02|
Overall Odds: 1 in varies
|Box (6 Way)||$100||166.67||12|
|Box (3 Way||$200||333.33||0|
|S/B (Straight) or (3 Way)||$350||1,000.00||5|
|S/B (Box - 6 Way)||$50||200.00||37|
|Prize S/B (Box - 3 Way)||$126||500.00||0|
|CMB (Match 2 Positionally)||$100||1,000.00||0|
|CMB (Match 2 Positionally)||$8||37.04||12|
|CMB (Match 1 Positionally)||$1||4.00||175|