How to Play Pick 3

Pick 3 is a game in which players must predict a three number sequence in order to win prizes worth between R150 and R10,000. Selecting from a number pool ranging from 0-9, players can opt to bet R3, R5, R10 or R20 on the outcome of the three digit sequence, with prize values being determined by the size and complexity of the wager.

Pick 3 tickets can be purchased daily up until 7:30pm, with the draw taking place at 8:00pm, with the exception of Christmas Day. The results for each draw can be found by visiting the Pick 3 Results Page.

How to Play Pick 3

Using a Pick 3 bet slip, players must select the following:

  • The number of draws a player wishes to participate in, ranging from one to seven.
  • The total bet amount for each board (R3, R5, R10 or R20).

Once these choices have been made, players must select one of six bet types they wish to place. Each bet type is listed below, with instructions on how to win:

Bet Type How to Play Selection Example How to Win
Straight Select one number from each field. 123 Match numbers in EXACT order
3 Way Mix Select one number from each field, with one number repeated. 122 Match numbers in ANY order.
6 Way Mix Players must select one number from each field. Each number must be unique. 123 Match numbers in ANY order
Front Pair Players must select one number from field one and one number from field two. 12x Match numbers in order - e.g. if 12x is selected and 123 is drawn.
Back Pair Players must select one number from field two and one number from field three. x23 Match numbers in order - e.g. if x23 is selected and 123 is drawn.
Split Pair Players must select one number from field one and one number from field three. 1x3 Match numbers in order - e.g. if 1x3 is selected and 123 is drawn.

Pick 3 Prizes and Odds of Winning

Pick 3 prizes are determined by the type and size of bet played. The table below displays the odds and prize value of each bet:

Bet Type R3 R5 R10 R20 Odds of Winning
Straight R1,500 R2,500 R5,000 R10,000 1 in 1,000
3-Way Mix R501 R835 R1,670 R3,340 1 in 333
6-Way Mix R252 R420 R840 R1,680 1 in 167
Front Pair R150 R250 R500 R1,000 1 in 100
Back Pair R150 R250 R500 R1,000 1 in 100
Split R150 R250 R500 R1,000 1 in 100

Playing Pick 3 at a Local Retailer

Pick 3 tickets are available to buy from any authorised retailer throughout South Africa. Players can select their own numbers or opt for a Quick Pick ticket. All Pick 3 players must be over the age of 18. It is vital that tickets purchase from a retailer are stored in a safe place prior to the draw.