A special promotion is giving Missouri Lottery Pick 3 players a shot at doubling their chances of winning cash in the Midday drawing.
From Oct. 19 through Nov. 15, the Lottery will draw the winning Pick 3 numbers along with a second drawing from among three white balls and one orange ball. If the orange ball is drawn, the Lottery will draw a bonus set of Pick 3 numbers, giving players a second chance to win cash to win from the same ticket purchase.
Even though there are no balls utilized in the Missouri Lottery's computerized drawing system, the lottery did not explain the reference of a "ball" in their promotional announcement.
If the state lottery is switching to a genuine ball drawing for the promotional period, there was no mention of it in the announcement.
"The orange ball will be drawn at least four times during the promotion," said online product manager Scott White.
"If for some reason it doesn't get drawn four times, we'll continue the promotion until it does."