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Question regarding pick 3 and pick 4

Topic closed. 1 reply. Last post 8 years ago by JonnyBgood07.

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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: August 3, 2008, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

This is actually about pick 4, but it's also about pick 3.  I guess I could pick up a couple of slips at the store and just look at them, but since I'm a member of a site where there are lottery experts....Yes Nod

I realize that the pick 3 and pick 4 games have a lot of different ways you can win.  (I've read the instructions! LOL)  They say: 

1. Select the amount you want to play: 50 cents or $1. 

2. Select the play type: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Combo, Front Pair, or Back Pair.

3. Select one numbers (from 0 through 9) from each column for a total of three digits, or mark the QP (Quick Pick) box and let the terminal randomly pick some or all of your numbers. For a Front Pair play, select numbers from the first two columns only; and, for a Back Pair play, select numbers from the last two columns only.

4. Select the draw time. Select MID for the midday drawing (1:30 p.m. ET), EVE for the evening drawing (7:57 p.m. ET) draw, or BOTH for both the midday and evening drawings. If no draw time is marked, the terminal will automatically print a ticket for the next available draw. If BOTH is selected, two separate tickets will print – one for the midday drawing and one for the evening drawing.

I think #2 & #3 answers my question which is "If you ask for a QP, do you have to also indicate straight or boxed?"  This is the reason:

My neighbor won $330 last week.  According to the FL site, that is the prize for a pick-3 boxed $1 bet.  She said "I had $5 in my pocket, so I walked up to the counter and asked the girl "Do I look lucky tonight?" and then she asked for "5 tickets for the pick 3" (her words.)   Maybe she was asked "straight or boxed?"  $0.50 or $1?   I think I'd probably fill out a slip & pick some numbers, but she got me thinking. (after all, I am an LP member, right? LOL)   

So what would happen if you just asked for 5 Quick Picks? (for either pick 4 or pick 5)  Does the clerk ask "Do you want to bet $1 or $0.50? or "Boxed/Straight?" Day/Evening?   I get irritated when I'm in line and someone is calling out numbers and the various ways he/she wants to play, etc.  Sometimes the tickets are printed & I hear "that's wrong" and want to say "so fill out a slip, you big pain in the rear."

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    Posted: August 3, 2008, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

    This is actually about pick 4, but it's also about pick 3.  I guess I could pick up a couple of slips at the store and just look at them, but since I'm a member of a site where there are lottery experts....Yes Nod

    I realize that the pick 3 and pick 4 games have a lot of different ways you can win.  (I've read the instructions! LOL)  They say: 

    1. Select the amount you want to play: 50 cents or $1. 

    2. Select the play type: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Combo, Front Pair, or Back Pair.

    3. Select one numbers (from 0 through 9) from each column for a total of three digits, or mark the QP (Quick Pick) box and let the terminal randomly pick some or all of your numbers. For a Front Pair play, select numbers from the first two columns only; and, for a Back Pair play, select numbers from the last two columns only.

    4. Select the draw time. Select MID for the midday drawing (1:30 p.m. ET), EVE for the evening drawing (7:57 p.m. ET) draw, or BOTH for both the midday and evening drawings. If no draw time is marked, the terminal will automatically print a ticket for the next available draw. If BOTH is selected, two separate tickets will print – one for the midday drawing and one for the evening drawing.

    I think #2 & #3 answers my question which is "If you ask for a QP, do you have to also indicate straight or boxed?"  This is the reason:

    My neighbor won $330 last week.  According to the FL site, that is the prize for a pick-3 boxed $1 bet.  She said "I had $5 in my pocket, so I walked up to the counter and asked the girl "Do I look lucky tonight?" and then she asked for "5 tickets for the pick 3" (her words.)   Maybe she was asked "straight or boxed?"  $0.50 or $1?   I think I'd probably fill out a slip & pick some numbers, but she got me thinking. (after all, I am an LP member, right? LOL)   

    So what would happen if you just asked for 5 Quick Picks? (for either pick 4 or pick 5)  Does the clerk ask "Do you want to bet $1 or $0.50? or "Boxed/Straight?" Day/Evening?   I get irritated when I'm in line and someone is calling out numbers and the various ways he/she wants to play, etc.  Sometimes the tickets are printed & I hear "that's wrong" and want to say "so fill out a slip, you big pain in the rear."

    Smash

    Just me being curious.  

    Actually your neighbor didn't just hit it boxed...it's a straight/ box.(in CT we call it "Backup")

    As far as play four there is no default play style so have to indicate which style you want

    and play 5 games are as is unless your state has an  added feature like CT.Something we call a "Kicker".It's just an extra number to helpyour odds at winning something.It's an extra .50 centsHope that answers your question