How to Play

You must be 18 years old or older to buy or cash Pick 3/Pick4 tickets.

Visit a Maryland Lottery Retailer

Provide the Maryland Lottery retailer with your playslip or use a self-service terminal to manually select your numbers or select “quick pick.” Before you use your playslip, be sure to verify that the numbers selected on your playslip are the numbers you want to play.

  • Playslips are available at any Maryland Lottery® retail location or create and use the ePlayslip available on the MD Lottery mobile app.
  • Select the appropriate playslip for the 3-digit or 4-digit numbers you want to play.
  • Each playslip has five panels, so you can select up to five sets of numbers on a single playslip.
  • Make a heavy vertical mark through each number you choose. Use only pencil or blue or black ink. Red ink will not be accepted. If you make a mistake, mark the “VOID” box for that panel. Then use any remaining open play areas to complete your selections. Please do not attempt to erase errors.
  • If you want all of your numbers to be randomly selected, mark the “Quick Pick” box at the bottom of each panel you want your numbers selected for you.
  • If too many or too few numbers are selected on any panel, or if numbers are incorrectly marked for the Bet Type selected, the playslip will be rejected.
  • If you are using the ePlayslip on the MD Lottery mobile app, follow the same instructions, but instead of handing your paper playslip to the retailer for processing, your ePlayslip will be scanned from your mobile phone.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure your playslip represents the numbers you wish to play, the bet types you wish to make, the amount you want to wager, and the drawing(s) you want to enter.

For Pick 3, you can choose: Straight, Box, Straight & Box, Front Pair, Back Pair or Combo (Combination).

For Pick 4, you can choose: Straight, Box Straight & Box or Combo (Combination).

See the Pick 3 and Pick 4 Prize Charts for examples of the different Bet Types.

BET TYPES

Straight:
Your number must match the winning number in exact order. Play any numbers

Combination (“Combo”):
Pick 3 combo is the equivalent of three or six Straight Bets at three or six times the wager amount. Pick 4 combo is the equivalent of four, six, 12 or 24 Straight Bets at four, six, 12, or 24 times the wager amount.

Pick 3:

  • 3-way Combo: Play a 3-digit number with two digits the same; 3 straight bets.
  • 6-way Combo: Play a 3-digit number with all digits different; 6 straight bets.

Pick 4:

  • 4-way Combo: Play a 4-digit number with three digits the same; 4 straight bets.
  • 6-way Combo: Play a 4-digit number with two pairs; 6 straight bets.
  • 12-way Combo: Play a 4-digit number with two digits the same; 12 straight bets.
  • 24-way Combo: Play a 4-digit number with all digits different; 24 straight bets.

Box:
Your number can match the winning number in any order.

Pick 3:

  • 3-way Box: Play a 3-digit number with two digits the same.
  • 6-way Box: Play a 3-digit number with all digits different.

Pick 4:

  • 4-way Box: Play a 4-digit number with three digits the same.
  • 6-way Box: Play a 4-digit number with two pairs.
  • 12-way Box: Play a 4-digit number with two digits the same.
  • 24-way Box: Play a 4-digit number with all digits different.

Straight & Box:
A combination $.50 Straight bet and $.50 Box bet on the same ticket. Total ticket cost will be $1.00.

Pick 3:

  • 3-way: Play a 3-digit number with two digits the same; 2 bets, straight and box.
  • 6-way: Play a 3-digit number with all digits different; 2 bets, straight and box.

Pick 4:

  • 4-way: Play a 4-digit number with three digits the same; 2 bets, straight and box.
  • 6-way: Play a 4-digit number with two pairs; 2 bets, straight and box.
  • 12-way: Play a 4-digit number with two digits the same; 2 bets, straight and box.
  • 24-way: Play a 4-digit number with all digits different; 2 bets, straight and box.

Pick 3 Only:

  • Front Pair – The first two digits must match the winning number in exact order. Note: If you choose Front Pair, you only need to mark the first two digits on that panel.
  • Back Pair – The last two digits must match the winning number in exact order. Note: If you choose Back Pair, you only need to mark the last two digits on that panel.

Choose the amount you want to wager per panel on the playslip ($.50, $1.00) except:

  • Combo Wager: $.25, $.50 or $1.00 per each wager. A combo wager is the equivalent of 4, 5, 12, or 24 straight wagers.
  • Straight/Box Bets: You must select the $.50 wager amount on your playslip. Total ticket cost will be $1.00 ($.50 for Straight and $.50 for Box).

The amount you pay for your ticket will be based on the amount you wager for each panel you play on the playslip, times the number of draws you choose.

General

Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings are held twice a day, seven (7) days a week. Mark the Time of Draw you wish to play. You can play the same numbers for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 drawings in a row, include future drawings by marking the appropriate “NUMBER OF DRAWS” box or selecting the number of draws at the self-service terminal. You can choose Midday, Evening or Both. You will receive one ticket for all of the drawings you select. Only mark “Number of Draws” if you want to play your numbers for more than one drawing.

Advance Play

Advance Play is an option that allows you to play your number(s) for one or more drawings in the future, NOT TODAY. If you wish to play your number(s) for more than one drawing, mark the day of the week on which you want your drawings to begin and then mark the “Number of Draws” you want to play. The Number of Draws available for Advance Play is determined by the day of the first draw and cannot exceed more than six days after the date of purchase. Be sure to indicate on your playslip if you want Midday, Evening or Both.

You will receive a ticket once you have made your selections and given your playslip to the Lottery retailer. Be sure to save your ticket to claim any winnings you may receive.

Tickets are only valid for the time of draw and number of draws shown on the ticket. If you are a winner before the final day on your ticket, you can still cash your ticket immediately. You will receive an exchange ticket for the remaining days of play.

How to Win

You can win Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings based on your bet as shown in the Prize Structure.

Winning Numbers: 09/26/20

Midday
  • 7
  • 5
  • 0
Midday
  • 8
  • 9
  • 7
  • 1
Evening
  • 3
  • 0
  • 1
Evening
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 8

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