Tennessee Lottery Cash 3 General Information and Links
How to Play Tennessee Cash 3 Lottery
From a Tennessee Lottery retailer (a gas station, a convenience store, a food store, etc. which plays TN Lottery) get
a Cash 3 playslip. A playslip contains five different play areas, marked Play A through Play E. Each play area
represents a different Cash 3 play. If you want to play only one number, fill out only the Play A; if you want to play 15
numbers, then get three playslips and fill all the Plays, A to E of all of them.
Each Cash 3 play panel (Play) contains three colums of the digits 0 to 9. Mark the first digit of your number on the first column,
the second digit on the second column, and the third digit on the third column. So, if you want to play the number 409, then
4 will be marked in the first column, 0 in the second column, and 9 in the third column. Next select the amount and mark the play
types listed under your selected price. For $1, you can play Exact Order, Any Order, Exact/Any, or Combo; for 50¢, you can play
only Exact Order or Any Order.
The numbers you are playing are valid only for the next draw. If you want to specify either the day or evining draw, or both, you
can do so by marking the 'Mid', 'Eve' or 'Both' boxes. In fact, playing for both draws doubles the price.
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. If there is an error, have the retailer CANCEL the ticket and print another.
You may also look at a Cash 3 playslip here.
Play Types and How You Win the Tennessee Cash 3 Lottery
There are four ways you can play and win the Tennessee Cash 3 game - two basic types and two shortcuts of the basic types. These
types together with how much is paid for a winning Tennessee Cash 3 game type are listed below.
The basic Cash 3 play types are:
Exact Order: You win by matching the winning Cash 3 number in the exact order drawn. For example, if you play
the Cash 3 number 409 as Exact Order, you'll win only if the winning number is exactly 409; you don't win anything if the
winning number is 049 or 408.
The prize of Tennessee Cash 3 Exact Order game is $500 for a $1 game and $250 for a 50¢ game.
Any Order: You win by matching the winning Cash 3 number in any order drawn. For example, if you play 409 as
Any Order, you'll win if the Cash 3 winning number contains the three digits 0, 4, and 9 in any order, such as 049 or 940; but not
if any one is missing like 408.
The prize of Tennessee Cash 3 Any Order play depends on whether one of the digits is repeated or not.
- A number such as 409, where none of the digits repeats is called a 6-way Any Order and pays $80 for a $1 game and $40
for a 50¢ game.
- If one of the digits is double, like 007, then it is called a 3-way Any Order and pays $160 for a $1 game and $80 for a
- There is no Any Order play for numbers with all three identical digits such as 777. These Cash 3 numbers can only be played as Exact Order.
And the shortcut play types are:
Exact/Any: is simply a combination of a 50-cent Exact Order play and a 50-cent Any Order play. This play type is
designed simply to save you time; it is a shortcut of playing one game of Exact Order and another game of Any Order of the same
number. That is, instead of filling one panel for 50¢ Exact Order and another panel for 50¢ Any Order, of the same
number, you might as well fill out just one panel and mark it as Exact/Any. Note that you can play Exact/Any game for $1 only.
The prize of an Exact/Any play is the sum of a 50¢ Exact Order game and a 50¢ Any Order game. For example, if you
play 409 as Exact/Any, and if the winning number is 409, then you'll win $290 ($250 for the Exact part + $40 for the Any Order
part). If the winning number is 490, you'll win only $40 for the Any Order part since you did not match it in exact order. How
much do you win with Exact/Any of the number 007? (Answer)
Combo: This is the same as playing in Exact Order all possible combination of the selected number. For example, if
you want to win $500 on the number 409 in any way it is drawn, then you have to play all the possible combinations, namely,
049, 940, 094, 409, 490, and 904, at a price of $6 ($1 for each). The shortcut is simply to fill out 409 and mark Combo for $1;
you'll still pay $6. A $1 combo play of double numbers such as 007 costs $3 since there are only 3 possible combinations
(007, 070, 700).
The Tennessee Cash 3 game allows you to play Combo only for a dollar (i.e, $3 or $6). In nearly all other states you can play
Combo for 50¢ (i.e, $1.50 or $3) as well.
Cash 3 Lucky Sum
Lucky Sum is an add-on feature to Cash 3, for an extra $1 or 50¢, you can win a prize even if your exact numbers aren't
drawn. Just tell your retailer you want to play Lucky Sum in addition to your regular Cash 3 wager. Note that the price of your Lucky Sum
must match the cost of the base play. That is, if you play a certain number for 50¢, your Lucky Sum will also cost you
Cash 3 Lucky Sum prizes for $1:
0 ... $500.00
1 ... $168.00
2 ... $84.00
3 ... $50.00
4 ... $34.00
5 ... $24.00
6 ... $18.00
7 ... $14.00
8 ... $12.00
9 ... $10.00
10 ... $8.00
11 ... $8.00
12 ... $6.00
13 ... $6.00
14 ... $6.00
15 ... $6.00
16 ... $8.00
17 ... $8.00
18 ... $10.00
19 ... $12.00
20 ... $14.00
21 ... $18.00
22 ... $24.00
23 ... $34.00
24 ... $50.00
25 ... $84.00
26 ... $168.00
27 ... $500.00
The prizes are inversely proportional to the odds of each sum. Sums of 0 and 27 are the least likely since each covers only one
number, 000 and 999, respectively. Therefore, they are allocated the highest prize. On the other hand, 12, 13, 14, and 15 are the
most likely sums to be drawn, thus with the lowest prizes.
The odds and all possible combinations of 3-digit games are available on this web site at
Prizes and Odds of Tennessee Lottery Cash 3
How much does Tennessee Cash 3 pay for Straight or Box? The following is a summary of winner prize payouts and the odds of winning.
|Play Type||Odds||Prize (for $1 bet)|
|Exact Order||1 in 1,000||$500|
|3-way Any Order||1 in 333||$160|
|6-way Any Order||1 in 167||$80|
Note that a 6-way Any Order is a number with three non-identical digits, a 3-way Any Order has one of the digits doubled.
For Tennessee Lottery general rules and how to claim prizes, please see Tennessee Lottery general info page.
Links to some Cash 3 pages of the Tennessee Lottery Official Web Site
Although we have tried to cover all the pertinent information of the Tennessee Cash 3, we recommend that you also look at the
following pages at the Tennessee Lottery official web site.
Tennessee Cash 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 Tennessee Cash 3 pages of this
web site are listed below.