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This game is very simple. You need to select 3 numbers, every number can be chosen from set 0 to 9. For example, you choose 0 and 2 and 9. However there are six different ways to bet & win!

  • Numbers can repeat, eg. you can choose 8-8-6.
  • Pick3 draws will be conducted every day at 8:00 pm.
  • Pick 3 Results published 8:45 pm on ETV, right after on our site.
  • You can bet with stake R3, R5, R10, or R20.
  • You can win everyday maximum amount of R 10,000.
  • Pick 3 lottery starts in South Africa 04.12.2016
  • Always double check your tickets either on this page or in tv or in the internet on www.nationallottery.co.za/results/pick-3/


You can only choose one type of bet on single betslip. There are few boards on the betslip to choose 3 out of 0-9 numbers with selected coupon wager. These are the ways to match numbers:

  • Straight - match 3 winning numbers in exact order
    - Example: if results are 2-4-1, your numbers must be 2-4-1 in this exact order.
    - Max win: R 10,000
  • 3 way mix - when one of 3 numbers chosen by you is repeated (eg. 112)
    - THEN there are 3 winning combinations (drawn) for you: 112, 121, 211.
    - Max win: R 3,340
  • 6 way mix - match 3 winning numbers not necessarily in exact order (but none of numbers is repeated eg. you bet 123)
    - THEN there are 6 winning combinations (Pick 3 results) for you: 123, 132, 213, 231, 321, 312.
    - Max win: R 1,680
  • Front Pair - match 2 numbers in the front
    - Example: if drawn numbers are 2-4-1, your first two numbers must be 2-4.
    - Max win: R,1 000
  • Back Pair - match 2 numbers in the back
    - Example: if drawn numbers are 2-4-1, your last two numbers must be 4-1.
    - Max win: R,1 000
  • Split Pair - match 2 numbers - one in front and one in the end
    - Example: if results are 2-4-1, your first number must be 2 and last must be 1.
    - Max win: R 1,000

How much do you win in Pick3 game

Bet amountR3R5R10R20
StraightR 1500R 2500R 5000R 10 000
3-Way mixR 501R 835R 1670R 3 340
6-Way mixR 252R 420R 840R 1 680
Front pairR 150R 250R 500R 1 000
Split pairR 150R 250R 500R 1 000
Back pairR 150R 250R 500R 1 000

PICK 3 GAME RULES - official regulations excerpt

  • All prizes are guaranted, winner do not share pool with others, there are multiple winners possible with the same Pick3 winning numbers.
  • You can place bet for 7 consecutive draws on single betslip.
  • You can use Quick Pick option to generate numbers for you.
  • The liability limit for the PICK 3 Game is R15 000 000. This means that if too many players bet on certain combination that exceed the liability limit, system will not allow next players to bet on that combination.


This table shows probability of winning in every betting choice. For example - 1 in 100 odds means that on average you win one time in 100 bets.

Straight0.0011 in 1000
3-Way mix0.0011 in 333
6-Way mix0.0061 in 167
Front pair0.0101 in 100
Split pair0.0101 in 100
Back pair0.0101 in 100

SA lotto PICK3 started 4th December 2016!

Update: 8 December 2016

For today, we have already 4 draws conducted and we are waiting for more (next is today at about 20-21 pm). Many players encountered problems trying to buy a Pick 3 ticket. Most of Ithuba retailers didn't have betslips available or didnt't know how to execute them. But Pick 3 players were eager to play and found somehow working retailers. First total sales (4.12.2016) were estimated at R200,000. Sales record for one day was 3rd day from the start - with R571,752. Players won already about R700,000 in four draws.

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