Pick 3 is a popular lottery game available in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Draws take place daily at 21:30 Central Time/20:30 Mountain Time/19:30 Pacific Time, with ticket sales closing just before the draw and resuming immediately afterward.
Players can wager CAD 1.00, CAD 2.00, CAD 5.00 or CAD 10.00 per entry, with the size of the wager acting as a prize multiplier.
Players choose three numbers from 0 to 9, and because each number is chosen independently, the same number can be chosen two or three times. Quick Pick is also available for a set of randomly generated numbers.
Players must choose between Straight Play, Box Play or Straight/Box Play, with different prizes for each.
The Extra game costs an additional CAD 1.00, with players who match the random seven-digit number on the ticket snapping up the CAD 250,000 jackpot. Six secondary prize tiers are also available.
Up to 25 draws at a time can be entered using the Advance Play option.
The maximum possible Pick 3 jackpot is CAD 5,000, which can be won by placing a CAD 10.00 wager and matching three numbers in the exact order drawn.
The odds of winning the Pick 3 jackpot are 1 in 1,000.
Prize tiers depend on the type of wager placed, with the regular Straight Play prize serving as the jackpot, and although the top two prize tiers for Straight/Box Play have the same 1 in 1,000 odds, the winning payouts are lower.
with two identical
numbers (e.g.; 303)
numbers (e.g.; 212)
with unique numbers
Pick 3 winners have up to one year to claim prizes.
Prizes are paid out as tax-free lump sums.
Players must be at least 18 years of age to buy Pick 3 tickets.
Tickets can be purchased from authorized lottery retailers in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Pick 3 is not available to players outside of Western Canada Lottery Corporation provinces; however, a game of the same name with a similar format is available to players in Ontario.
Pick 3 is operated by the Western Canada Lottery Corporation.