A Pre-Halloween Treat for Pick 3 PlayersThursday, October 29th, 2009
Last Night’s Drawing Breaks the Bank
The number Zero is often used in a negative way these days, to describe a general lack of something. These descriptions are, of course, still dictionary-true, but wholly incorrect when discussing Wednesday night’s zeros – three zeros in fact. Pick 3 players who chose 0-0-0 as their number last night helped break the Lottery bank and, in doing so, have anything but empty pockets.
“It’s been quite a while since triple zeros made an appearance,” reported Lottery Director Buddy Roogow, “more than four years, in fact.” Records show that 0-0-0 was last drawn in June of 2005. And, as is the case whenever triple numbers are drawn, the prize payout is well above the amount wagered. The Lottery took in more than $414,000 in Pick 3 sales last night and paid out almost $803,000.
The Maryland Lottery’s Pick 3 drawings are held twice daily — midday and evening, seven-days-a-week and are televised every day except Saturdays on WBAL-TV.