On the most rudimentary level the Pick 3 game is made up of 3 digits each pulled from 10 numbers marked 0 to 9.

Example: **135**

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There are 10 possible numbers for the First digit, 10 more for the Second digit and 10 more for the Third digit.

First Column Second Column Third Column

0 0 0

**1** 1 1

2 2 2

3 **3** 3

4 4 4

5 5 **5**

6 6 6

7 7 7

8 8 8

9 9 9

That’s 1000 possible Pick 3 lottery combinations (10 x 10 x 10 =1000). Within these combinations there are three different ways toidentify the different groups of numbers.

*6 Way Number (Combo, Unique, Standard Number)*

Three unique digits in each column, as in the example **135**. It is called the 6-way because it can appear as **135, 153, 351, 315, 531, 513.** This type of number can be played as:

**Box** (One bet covers all of the 6 possible ways the number can come up.)**Straight** (One bet covers an exact match for the one of the 6 possible combinations.)

The 6 way occurrence is 71%. Meaning in a perfect world you should see a 6 way number about every 7 out of 10 draws.

*3 Way Number (A Double Number)*

Two of the digits are the same and the third is different (Also known as a “Double Number”). An example would be **133**. It is called the 3-way because it can appear as **133, 331, 313**. This type of number and be played as:

**Box** One bet covers all of the 3 possible ways the number can come up**Straight** One bet covers an exact match for the one of the 3 possible combinations.

The 3 way occurrence is 27%. Meaning in a perfect world you should see a 3 way number about every 2 in 10 Draws.

*1 Way Number ( A Triple Number)*

All three of the digits are the same . An example would be **333**. Obviously this only plays Straight.

The Triple occurrence is 1.37%. Meaning in a perfect world you should see a 3 way number 1 in 100 Draws.

**Anatomy of a Pick 3 Lottery Number**

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