Lottery games are played almost anywhere these days. There are a number of different lottery game variations being played today. However, there are five basic lottery types that remain solidly in place. These are Lotto, Instant Games, Little Lottos, the Dailies, and Multi State Games. This article covers the Dailies, a lottery game that can be played every day as the name implies.
Dailies come with the names Pick 3 or Pick 4. These are the lottery games for players who can’t wait for the one-day-a-week lotto draws and the like. For most US states, Pick 3 or Pick 4 games are held two times a day for six days, and mostly once for a Sunday.
Pick 3 games (or sometimes called Cash 3) offer better odds for players compared to Pick 4 or Cash 4 games. This is because Pick 3 games only require players to select any three digit combination from 000 to 999, while Pick 4 games require players to select four digit combinations from 0000 to 9999.
Several types of play slips are available for each Pick 3 or Pick 4 game, since both have several types of play. In most US states, the main type of plays are: straight or exact order, combination, box or any order, and straight/box.
If you choose “any order”, a win requires you to match your three numbers with the numbers drawn. In this case, it doesn’t matter what order the numbers are drawn. If for example you select “exact order” in a Pick 3 game and you pick 3-2-6, with 2-6-3 being drawn, then you won’t win anything.
If “exact/any” is chosen and you pick 3-2-6, with the numbers drawn coming up also as 3-2-6, then you win the prize for both “exact” and “any”. If however 2-6-3 are drawn, then you only win the prize for “any” since you didn’t have an exact match.
In a dailies game, the total sales figure for a game is not a factor on how much the payout is for those who win. This isn’t lotto. The prize amounts for the dailies (Pick 3 and Pick 4 games) are determined by the odds of the particular game and play types, with the amount of prizes fixed in most cases.
Another difference of the dailies with lotto is the odds of winning. The odds of winning in the dailies is significantly higher than those of lotto. What this basically means is that you’re more likely to win in a dailies game than in a lotto game, although the trade off here is that the payouts are also much lower.