European Pick 3 FAQs
Find the answers to the most commonly asked questions about European Pick 3 on this page.
Question: What is European Pick 3?
Answer: European Pick 3 is an online lottery game in which you can win big prizes for matching three numbers. You get to choose the order in which you want to try and match the winning numbers, and you can also choose how much to bet.Back to Top
Question: When are the European Pick 3 draws held?
Answer: European Pick 3 draws are held twice a day at 12.00 GMT (14.00 CET) and 17.00 GMT (19.00 CET).Back to Top
Question: What is the cut off timing for placing bets on European Pick 3?
Answer: You can bet on Pick 3 up to 10 minutes before the draw is due to commence. If you place your bet beyond the cut-off time, don’t worry; it will automatically go to the next available draw.Back to Top
Question: What is the Quick Pick feature and how does it work?
Answer: The Quick Pick feature comes in handy when you are unsure of what number you wish to bet on. When you use this feature the computer chooses three numbers for you at random. However, it doesn’t choose your play type or bet amount.Back to Top
Question: How do I play European Pick 3?
Answer: European Pick 3 is easy to play. Just follow the steps below:
- Select a number from 0 to 9 from each of the 3 columns in the play slip. If you are uncertain about the numbers to choose use the Quick Pick option to receive three randomly generated numbers
- Select the play type from the options given: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Front Pair, Back Pair, Combo.
- Select the bet amount – this is usually €0.50 or €1.00 but the cost can differ depending on the play type
- Make the payment to complete the buy and wait for the results.
Question: What are the odds of winning when I play European Pick 3?
Answer: The odds of winning depend on the play type. For instance, the odds for the Straight play type are 1:1000, while the odds for the Front Pair and Back Pair play types are 1:100. Go to the European Pick 3 Prizes page to see all the odds of winning.Back to Top
Question: Will I be able to play European Pick 3 even if I stay outside the USA?
Answer: Yes, of course. European Pick 3 is one of the exclusive lotteries powered by Jackpot.com, and has no connection to the US lottery.Back to Top
Question: How much time do I have to claim my winnings?
Answer: You will be contacted by email in regards to your win and receive the money to your player's account in a couple of days.Back to Top
Question: Is there an age limit to play European Pick 3?
Answer: Yes, if you play online you must be over 18 years old.Back to Top
Question: What is the maximum I can win playing European Pick 3?
Answer: The maximum win available in European Pick 3 is €500. You win this by playing a Straight and matching the three winning numbers in the exact order they’re drawn.Back to Top
Question: Do all play types require me to pick three numbers?
Answer: If you play a Front Pair or Back Pair, you only have to match two of the three winning numbers. Note that you may still need to pick three numbers on your playslip to proceed with a Pair bet.Back to Top
Question: What’s the difference between a 3-way play and a 6-way play?
Answer: Box, Straight/Box, and Combo bets are all split into one of two types: 3-way or 6-way. If you pick two identical numbers and one unique number, that’s a 3-way play, as there are three possible combinations you can match to win. If you pick three different numbers, that’s a 6-way play, as there are six winning combinations you can hit. With Box and Straight/Box bets, 3-way plays offer bigger prizes as they’re harder to win. The prize for a 6-way play is lower, but it’s also easier to win. With a Combo bet, you pay for every combination of numbers you create. If you play a 3-way Combo, you’ll pay for three different combinations, and if you play a 6-way Combo, you’ll pay for six different sets of numbers.Back to Top
Question: Can I pick the same number three times?
Answer: Yes, you can pick three identical numbers on your playslip, but you limit your play type to a Straight bet. That’s because three identical numbers can only possibly be drawn in one order, so Box and Combo bets cannot be played.Back to Top
Question: If I play a Box, do I get paid out for a Straight if I match the numbers in the same order?
Answer: No, you only receive the payouts determined by your bet type. If you go for a Box play and match the numbers in the exact order they’re drawn, you’ll still get paid out for a Box and not for a Straight. If you want to cover both outcomes, a Straight/Box bet will pay you out for matching the numbers in any order and if you match them in the exact order.Back to Top