Pick 3 – Ohio Lottery

By Kate Loyola
Last Updated: December 16, 2018

How to Play the Ohio Pick 3 Lottery

Pick 3 draws are held twice a day, and you can win up to $500 per draw. You just need to pick 3 numbers from 0-9. To complete your playslip, select your playstyle, wager amount, and draw schedule.

You can choose from 7 different playstyles:

  • Straight: You must match the winning numbers in the exact order. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket
  • Boxed: You can match the winning numbers in any order. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.
  • Back-Up Bet: You can match the winning numbers in any order or in exact order. Available only at $1 per ticket.
  • Wheel: You get to play Straight bets for all possible combinations of your chosen numbers, boosting your chance of winning.
  • Front Pair: You select 2 numbers (instead of 3), which must match the first 2 winning numbers in exact order.
  • Back Pair: You select 2 numbers (instead of 3), which must match the last 2 winning numbers in exact order.
  • Split Pair: You select 2 numbers (instead of 3), which must match the first and third numbers drawn.

Ohio Pick 3 Drawing Schedule

Pick 3 draws are held twice a day at 12:29 PM and 7:29 PM Eastern Time. Ticket sales for these draws close at 12:25 PM and 7:25 PM, respectively.

The exception is the Saturday evening draw, which takes place on the Cash Explosion TV show that airs from 7:30 – 8 PM. For the Saturday evening draw, players have until 7:45 PM to buy tickets.

Ohio Pick 3 Payout and Odds of Winning

The amount you can win depends on the playstyle you choose, your bet value, and the numbers you pick.

PlaystylePickMatch$0.50 Bet Prize$1 Bet PrizeOdds
StraightAny 3 digits3 digits in exact order$250$5001 in 1,000
Boxed: 3-Way1 pair plus 1 different number3 digits in any order$83.50$1671 in 333
Boxed: 6-WayAny 3 distinct numbers3 digits in any order$41.50$831 in 167
Front PairAny 2 numbersFirst 2 digits in exact order$25$501 in 100
Back PairAny 2 numbersLast 2 digits in exact order$25$501 in 100
Split PairAny 2 numbersFirst and last digits drawn$25$501 in 100
Wheel: 6-WayAny 3 distinct numbersAll possible Straight plays$250$5006 in 1,000
Wheel: 3-Way1 pair plus 1 different numberAll possible Straight plays$250$5003 in 1,000
Back-Up Bet: 6-WayAny 3 distinct numbers3 digits in any or exact order$291.50$5831 in 1000
1 in 166.67
Back-Up Bet: 3-Way1 pair plus 1 different number3 digits in any or exact order$333.50$6671 in 1000
1 in 166.67

Ohio Pick 3 Numbers and Results

You can find the latest Ohio Pick 3 results and past winning numbers at:

Ohio Lottery – Pick 3