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More ways to win with Fireball.

Ignite Your Play

Looking for a way to ignite your Carolina Pick 3 play? Introducing the NEW FIREBALL add-on feature for more combinations to match and win.

Pick 3 Demo

Get to know Pick 3, now with FIREBALL!

How To Play

  1. Pick three numbers from 0 to 9.
  2. Choose Quick Pick to have the terminal randomly pick numbers for you.
  3. Choose the way you’d like to play (Play Type):

    • Exact: Selected numbers must match winning numbers in order drawn.
    • Any Order: Selected numbers must match winning numbers drawn, but can be in any order.
    • 50/50 (Exact/Any): Combines Exact and Any Order plays so that you win either way the numbers are drawn. If numbers match exactly, you win both prizes.
    • Combo: Provides an Exact play for all possible combinations of the numbers you selected on a single ticket.
    • Pairs (Front or Back): Pick two numbers and specify Front Pair or Back Pair by checking the appropriate Play Type. For a Front Pair play, select numbers in the first two rows only; for a Back Pair play, select numbers in the last two rows only. Selected pair of numbers must match the winning pair in the exact order drawn.
  4. Decide to play for $0.50 or $1.00. 50/50 (Exact/Any) plays can only be played for $1.00. Combo cost is determined by the amount played and the numbers selected on your ticket.
  5. Select Fireball for more combinations to match and win. Fireball doubles the cost of the ticket.
  6. Select the drawing time you want to play. Choose day draw (approx. 3 p.m.) to play daytime draws only. Choose evening draw (approx. 11:22 p.m.) to play evening draws only. Choose both draws to, you guessed it, play the next available day and evening draws. Two separate Pick 3 tickets will be generated: one for daytime drawings and one for evening drawings.
  7. All plays selected will be for the next scheduled (most current) drawing only, unless you choose Multidraw or Advance Play.

    • Advance Play: Select specific future draw days excluding the current day. Note: Advance Play is only available at retail.
    • Multidraw: Play up to 7 consecutive day drawings, 7 consecutive evening drawings or both.
  8. Mark to void the panel.

Your Carolina Pick 3 ticket can be canceled by the retailer on the terminal where it was produced within 15 minutes of the purchase time or within the remaining time before the draw break, whichever occurs first. Pick 3 tickets purchased with Online Play cannot be canceled.

Play Slip

Up to five sets of numbers can be played per play slip.
Pick3 Playslip

Ways To Win

  • The Pick 3 top prize is won by matching all 3 winning numbers in the exact order drawn.
  • Additional prizes can be won based on play type.
  • The numbers you select determine the ways to win.
    • 3-Way: set of numbers with 2 like digits + 1 unique digit. (Ex: 112)
    • 6-Way: set of numbers with 3 unique digits. (Ex: 123)
Pick 3 Prizes & Odds
Play Type Match Prize Payout Odds 1 in
50¢ Play $1 Play
*50/50 Exact match payout includes the "Exact" portion plus the "Any" portion.
Exact Order
  $250 $500 1,000
Any Order
3-Way $80 $160 333.3
6-Way $40 $80 166.7
Exact/Any Order
3-Way N/A Exact* $330 1,000
Any $80 333.3
6-Way N/A Exact* $290 1,000
Any $40 166.7
All Combinations
of Exact Order
3-Way $1.50 Play
$3 Play
6-Way $3 Play
$6 Play
Exact Order
Front | Back $25 $50 100
Fireball Logo

When you add Fireball to Pick 3, you get an extra drawn-number for more combinations to match and win. A Fireball number is drawn following each Carolina Pick 3 drawing. When you add Fireball to your ticket, the Fireball number can replace any other Pick 3 drawn-number for more chances to win.

  • At retail locations, select Fireball on the play slip or ask the clerk to add Fireball to your play. With Online Play, select the Fireball add-on on within the shopping cart.
  • Adding Fireball doubles the cost of your ticket.
  • Fireball can be played for both day and evening drawings.
  • When you add Fireball, you can win with both the Pick 3 numbers drawn (Pick 3 base game) AND with the Fireball number, giving you more chances to win.
  • All Fireball wins are separate and in addition to any other Pick 3 base game wins.

Here’s How It Works

When played, the Fireball replaces each of the three lottery-drawn Pick 3 numbers to create three new combinations. If your numbers match any of the three combinations, you win. It is possible to win multiple times with one play.

  • The example presented here will show an Exact play with three numbers; 1, 2, & 4.
  • Remember, the Fireball number replaces one of the numbers drawn by the lottery. The numbers on YOUR ticket do not change; the numbers you play are always YOUR numbers.

Your Ticket

Pick3 Ticket
Pick3 Fireball Combinations
Fireball Wins, Prizes, & Odds
Multiple wins are possible with Fireball depending on your numbers chosen and play type.
Play Type Wins Odds 1 in Prize Payout
EXACT 50¢ Play $1 Play
3 Like Numbers
3 10,000 $270 $540
1 370 $90 $180
2 Like Numbers
2 10,000 $180 $360
1 357 $90 $180
3 Different Numbers
1 333 $90 $180
ANY 50¢ Play $1 Play
2 Like Numbers
3 10,000 $90 $180
2 1,667 $60 $120
1 133 $30 $60
3 Different Numbers
2 556 $30 $60
1 69 $15 $30
COMBO $1.50 Play $3 Play
2 Like Numbers
3 10,000 $270 $540
2 1,667 $180 $360
1 133 $90 $180
$3 Play $6 Play
3 Different Numbers
2 556 $180 $360
1 69 $90 $180
PAIR 50¢ Play $1 Play
Front | Back
2 Like Numbers
3 1,000 $27 $54
1 37 $9 $18
Front | Back
2 Different Numbers
2 500 $18 $36
1 38 $9 $18
Play Type Wins Odds 1 in Prize Payout
50/50 (Exact/Any) Any Exact $1 Play
2 Like Numbers
2 2 10,000 $240
3 1 10,000 $180
2 1 5,000 $150
2 - 3,333 $60
1 1 400 $120
1 - 200 $30
3 Different Numbers
2 1 1,677 $120
1 1 417 $105
2 - 833 $30
1 - 83 $15

Don't Forget

Pick 3 sales stop at the times below and resume after the drawing.

  • Daytime Drawing: At retail locations, 3 p.m. With Online Play, 2:43 p.m. Online Play sales for the next draw resume immediately and retail sales resume at approximately 3:30 p.m.
  • Evening Drawing: At retail locations, 11 p.m. With Online Play, 10:58 p.m. Online Play sales for the next drawing resume immediately and retail sales resume at approximately 11:30 p.m.
  • Daytime drawings are held at approximately 3:00 p.m. and evening drawings at approximately 11:22 p.m. Watch the live evening drawings on the official drawing stations.
    • WRAL Raleigh (ch.5)
    • WITN Greenville, New Bern & Washington (ch.7)
    • WAXN Charlotte (ch.64)
    • WGHP Winston-Salem, Greensboro & High Point (ch.8)
    • WLOS Asheville (ch.13)

Have a retailer scan your ticket and keep playing your favorite numbers.

Repeat Play is a feature available for all draw games that allows a retailer to simply scan the bar code on your existing ticket so you can replay your favorite numbers fast and easy! Repeat Play is an alternative to completing a play slip.

Repeat Play reprints all the selections from the original ticket including: your numbers, the number of draws, boards, play type, play amount, Megaplier and Power Play Option. Quick Pick wagers will be printed with the same numbers as the original wager. Tickets must be replayed within 30 days of original ticket creation. Repeat Play does recognize MultiDraw and will begin the draws on the first draw day available and continue for as many draws as the original ticket. Repeat Play is not available for Advance Play.

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