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There are two ways to play PICK 3. You can also add ENCORE for just an extra buck.


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Get in to three simple steps:

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Select 'Buy Tickets' to pick your numbers.

Select 'Buy Tickets' to pick your numbers. Want us to automatically generate random numbers for you? Choose Auto Pick!

Once you've chosen your total number of plays, and confirmed your number of selections, review your ticket details and complete your purchase!

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Two PICK 3 Selection Slips

On a PICK-3 Selection Slip, mark one digit (from 0 to 9) in each of the three columns on up to five boards and indicate if you want Straight Play or Box Play for each board played. Or ask for a Quick Pick and the lottery terminal will randomly select your numbers.

Determine how many consecutive draws to play (up to 10 draws, starting with the current draw) and the amount you want to wager on each selection per draw ($1, $2, $5 or $10).

In the box provided, mark either Straight Play or Box Play.

Don't like filling out Selection Slips? Now you can tell your lottery retailer the number you want to play with PICK-2, PICK-3 and PICK-4 and he or she will enter it for you on your ticket.

Ensure you check your ticket selections immediately for accuracy.

Two PICK 3 Quick Pick tickets
Encore logo

ENCORE celebrates the most winners. For only $1, ENCORE is a bonus game that offers a chance to win $1 million. And with 22 ways to win and prizes starting at $2, there are a million reasons to say 'yes' to ENCORE.

Just ask your lottery retailer to include ENCORE on Quick Picks with your host game. Or mark how many ENCORE you want to play (1-10) on your Selection Slip.

Cash prizes for matching left to right, right to left, or a combination of both. Overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 9.17.

Available only in Ontario.



To win, players must match the three-digit number drawn in exact order.


To win, players must match the three-digit number drawn in any order.

Prizes vary depending on the number of winners and the amount played.

Still have questions?   

Unclaimed prizes from Ontario-only Lotto, Sports and INSTANT Games are directed to profits paid to the provincial government to benefit the people of Ontario.

Download the official PICK-3 Game Conditions. Download the official Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Rules Respecting Lottery Games and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Rules Respecting iGaming Lottery Games. While efforts are made to ensure that the rules and game conditions are accurate and up to date, they cannot always reflect changes. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) reserves the right to change these game conditions and Rules Respecting Lottery Games, with or without notice and at such times and in such manner as OLG deems appropriate.

While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on our website, no warranty of accuracy or completeness is expressed or implied. Visit a retailer to obtain a list of official winning numbers or to use an in-store ticket checker.

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