Pick 3 players around the country talk about how their Pick 3 Numbers are drawn in their State’s three-digit lottery games. The Pick 3 is the most popular and most played lottery in the country. From California Daily 3 to Maine Pick 3 to Florida Cash 3 to the State of Washington The Game millions of Americans play this Pick 3 Lottery game.
There are thirty-seven Daily 3 Lotteries that include the District of Columbia Lucky Numbers, where players can invest their money. Some lottery players like their numbers to be drawn by the traditional method. The traditional drawing method involves ten numbered ping pong balls being dropped into three different containers.
Each ball is marked with a single digit 0 through 9. One container at a time, the ten numbered balls are air blown around the container until one numbered ball is blown up a tube to be one of the three digits that make up the winning Pick 3 Number. There are eighteen Pick 3 Lottery States that use this drawing method exclusively. Pennsylvania Daily Numbers Lottery uses this method in their evening draws.
The other State Lotteries that draw Pick 3 numbers with this method are Connecticut Play 3, Florida Cash 3, Georgia Cash 3, Illinois and Iowa Pick 3, Maine and Maryland Pick 3, New Hampshire and New Jersey Pick 3, New York Numbers, North Carolina and Ohio Pick 3, South Carolina Pick 3, Texas Daily 3, Vermont and Virginia Pick 3, and West Virginia Daily 3.
The PA Daily Numbers Midday draw uses the other method. The other drawing method is a Pick 3 computer generated number set of three digits that become your winning Pick 3 Number. The computer v- chip within the computer randomly produces computer generated numbers that makes the player a winner.
The following State Lotteries use this method of draw: Arkansas Cash 3, Arizona Pick 3, CA Daily 3, DC Lucky Numbers, Delaware and Idaho Pick 3, Indiana Daily 3, Kansas and Louisiana Pick 3, New Mexico and Minnesota Pick 3, Missouri and Nebraska Pick 3, Oklahoma Pick 3, Tennessee Cash 3, WA The Daily Game, and Wisconsin Daily Pick 3.
Many players prefer the traditional method because they can view the drawing on their local TV newscast. They feel it is fairer to the player than the computer, since they can actually see the results with their very eyes. Ideally, players want to be able to view the whole process as it unfolds from beginning to end. But compared to the Pick 3 number computer generated method, just viewing that single numbered ball arriving at the top of the tube is acceptable.
Depending on where one lives and plays their favorite Pick 3 Lottery Game, the player has to live with the drawing method that their State Lottery currently has in place. In some Lottery groups, members are encouraged to petition their State Lottery Commissions who presently are using the computer method to use the traditional method instead.
In the end, the most important question is…. Does How Pick 3 Numbers Are Drawn Make A Difference in Your Daily 3 Play?