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Arizona Lottery - Pick 3 and Scratchers

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Arizona Lottery Pick 3 and Scratchers Tickets

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Pick 3 is a daily drawing game. You can purchase tickets every day, and drawings take place Monday through Saturday. Scratchers can be played every day, and multiple times per day.

How is Pick 3 played?

You decide on either 1 or 2 plays per ticket.

How much can I win in the Pick 3 game?

You can win up to $500 per ticket playing Pick 3.

How do I select my numbers for Pick 3?

  • Let the computer select the numbers randomly.
  • Choose your own numbers and mark them on the selection slip. Pick one or two sets of three-digit numbers (000 through 999). Then choose how you want to play your numbers: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Front Pair or Back Pair. The play type you choose determines the amount you win.

What do these terms mean?

Straight means 3 numbers in the exact order drawn.

Box means 3 numbers in any order. Box play has two options: 3-way, where 2 numbers selected are the same, and 6-way where 3 different numbers are selected.

Straight/Box means 3 numbers in either exact or any order, but you win more if the numbers are drawn in the exact order.

Front Pair means the first 2 numbers in the exact order.

Back Pair means last 2 numbers in the exact order.

You can play the same numbers up to 12 consecutive drawing dates on the same ticket. Just tell the retailer at the time of purchase or mark the appropriate box on your selection slip.

How do I know if I've won the Pick 3 game?

There are nine ways to win Pick 3. The play type (Straight, Box etc.) you chose when you purchased your ticket determines the amount you can win. Check your numbers and play type (1 Play or 2 Play with the winning numbers drawn.

How do I find the winning numbers for Pick 3?

  • By phone at 480-829-7425
  • In outlying areas, call 1-800-499-3798
  • Visit a participating Arizona Lottery retailer for the winning numbers
  • Visit the Arizona Lottery website the following day


Scratchers tickets are instant winning tickets. There are always many different Scratchers games offered by the Arizona Lottery.

Scratchers tickets have different denominations. There are $1 games, as well as $2, $3, $5, $10 and $20 games. Prizes range from $1 to $1,000,000. You can buy Scratchers tickets at any Lottery retailer, but you might not find all Scratchers games at every retailer at any point in time.

Scratchers tickets also make great additions to Congratulations cards, Thank You cards, stocking stuffers, party prizes...your imagination is the limit.

Here are the Scratchers games that are being offered right now.

Page 1: About the Arizona Lottery
Page 2: Powerball and Mega Millions
Page 3: The Pick and Fantasy 5
Page 4: 2 By 2 and Weekly Winnings
Page 5: Pick 3 and Scratchers

Complete rules of all games are available from the Arizona Lottery. The details and rules mentioned herein are subject to change without notice.

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