In what states are 3-digit lottery games played? (38 states). Why are 3-digit games popular in the United States?

# United States 3-Digit Lottery Games

3-Digit games are by far the most popular lottery games in the United States. Out of the 43 states that play lotteries in the United States, only Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota do not play these games. On the other hand, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Rhode Island play a 4-digit game which ingeniously integrates a 3-digit game into it. Most of the states have two draws a day while others have only one draw a day; Oregon has four draws a day. These games are known by the following different names in different states - Cash 3, Pick 3, Play 3, daily 3, The Numbers, Daily Numbers, Numbers, The Daily Game, and Lucky Numbers.

There are several reasons for the popularity of 3-digit games, the most prominent of which seems to be their deceptive appearance of an-easy-to-win game. Certainly, they do have lower odds of winning than multi-number games such as Lotto, thus resulting in lower prize amounts. They are, however, by no means easy to win, neither are they easy to play.

In fact, because of their diverse choice of play types, 3-digit games are more complex to play than multi-number games such as Lotto and Powerball. This is why we have dedicate a full page on how to play 3-digit games, while the how-to-play of multi-number games is stuck in the middle of the page on multi-number games.

Moreover, 3-digit numbers are classified and analyzed at Grouping and odds of 3-digit numbers page, the sum of the digits together with their probability of winning are listed at Sum of 3-digit numbers. If you want to generate combinations of 3-digit games, then see the 3-digit combinations and permutations generator.

The following is the full list of 3-digit games played in the different states. You'll find data and analysis of each game such as most and least frequently drawn numbers (either exact order or any order), calenrdical display of the winning numbers, number and pattern search, triples data, and so on. Just click on the state game of your choice.

Please see also the 4-digit games page. You may also see the full list of state lottery games and the list of Multiple-State lottery games provided in this website.

Related pages:
How to play 3-digit games
Grouping and odds of 3-digit numbers
Sum of 3-digit numbers
3-digit combinations and permutations generator

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