California Lottery  Daily 3 general info - how to play, how to win, odds and prizes, links to DC-4 resources.

# California Lottery Daily 3 General Information and Links

 The California Daily 3 lottery is a 3-digit game with three ways to play, which makes it one of the 3-dgit lottery games in the US with the fewest options of play types. The California Daily 3 is unique for the fact that, unlike other states that assign fixed prizes, the prizes of CA Daily 3 are allocated on pari-mutuel basis. That means Daily 3 prizes are based on the amount wagered per draw and the number of winners dividing that amount. California Daily 3 drawing schedule: Daily 3 drawings are held twice a day, midday and evening. Midday drawings are held at approximately 1:30 p.m. everyday and evening drawings are held at approximately 7 p.m. daily. California Daily 3 drawing method: The winning Daily 3 numbers are drawn using computerized random number generators. Please see California Lottery Draw Procedures. The first draw of California lottery Daily 3 midday was held on November 4, 2002 with 884 as the first winning number. The first evening draw was 195, held on April 13, 1992. On this page...

## How to Play California Lottery Daily 3

First off, walk into any retailer (a gas station, a convenience store, a food store, etc. which plays California Lottery) and grab a Daily 3 playslip. A playslip contains five different play areas, marked Play A through Play E. Each play area represents a different Daily 3 play. If you want to play only one number, fill out only the Play A panel. if you want to play 15 numbers, then get three playslips and fill all the panels, A to E, of all of them.

Each play panel contains three rows of the digits 0 to 9. Mark the first digit of your number on the first row, the second digit of your number on the second row, and the third digit of your number on the third row. So, if you want to play the number 195, then 1 will be marked in the first row, 9 in the second row, and 5 in the third row. Next select and mark the the type of play (Playetyle) - Straight, Box, or Straight/Box. Each Daily 3 game costs \$1.

Next, present the completed playslip to the lottery retailer to receive your printed ticket. Check your ticket immediately to ensure that the numbers, dates, and play type match your request.

## Play Types and How You Win the California Daily 3 Lottery

There are three ways you can play the California Daily 3 game - two basic types and one shortcut of the basic two. These types are listed below.

The basic Daily 3 play types are:

1. Straight: You win by matching numbers in the exact order drawn. For example, if you play 195 as Straight, you'll win only if the Daily 3 winning number is 195; you don't win anything if the winning number is 159 or 196.

The prize of California Daily 3 Straight game is paid on pari-mutuel basis.

2. Box: You win by matching numbers in any order. For example, if you play 195 as Box, you'll win if the Daily 3 winning number contains the three digits 1, 5, and 9 in any order, such as 951 or 519; but not if any one is missing like 196.

The prize of California Daily 3 Box play depends on whether one of the digits is repeated or not. A number such as 195, where none of the digits repeats is called a 6-way box and pays in the neighborhood of \$80. If one of the digits is double, like 884, then it is called a 3-way box and pays about \$160. There is no box play for numbers with all three identical digits such as 666. These Daily 3 numbers can only be played Straight.

And the shortcut play types are:

1. Straight/Box: is simply a combination of a 50-cent Straight play and a 50-cent Box play.

The prize of a Straight/Box play is the sum of a 50 cents Straight game and a 50-cents Box game. For example, if you play 195 as Straight/Box, and if the Daily 3 winning number is 195, then you'll win half the prize of the Straight game plus half the prize of a Box game. If the winning number is 159, you'll win only the Box part since you did not match it Straight.

## Odds and Prizes of California Daily 3

How much does California Daily 3 pay for Straight or Box? The following is a summary winner prize payouts and the odds of winning.

Play TypeOddsPrize (for \$1 bet)
Straight1 in 1,000Pari-mutuel
6-way Box1 in 167Pari-mutuel
3-way Box1 in 333Pari-mutuel

Note that a 6-way Box is a number with three non-identical digits, a 3-way Box has one of the digits doubled. Pairs are printed on your ticket with X representing "any", e.g. front pair 40X and back pair X09, which means that X can be any digit.

For California Lottery general rules and how to claim prizes, please see California Lottery general info page.

California Daily 3 Straight prizes can vary from 300's to 700's. 3-way boxes form 120's to 190's, 6-way boxes form 60's to 90's

The latest Daily 3 payouts can be found here

## Links to some Daily 3 pages of the California Lottery Official Web Site

Although we have tried to cover all the pertinent information of the California Daily 3, we recommend that you also look at the following pages at the California Lottery official web site.

## California Daily 3 at US-Lotteries.com

The main purpose of this web site (US-Lotteries.com) is to present a well formatted latest and past results; analysis and statistics of past winning numbers, digits, pairs, triads; search to see if your favorite numbers have ever won or have come close to winning the jackpot; mathematical tools such as combinations generators and wheels. The complete list of all California Daily 3 pages of this web site are listed below.

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