Pick 3 instructions below.
|Always popular, Pick 3,
is played in:
CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV, BC,
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|Pick 3 Basic Instuctions: 'How to Play'
- Click the 'Pick a Single Board' button to pick one board at a time.
- Click the 'Fill Card with Picks' button to fill all the boards on the card,
regardless of how many boards are empty.
- Click 'Set Up' (up in the blue Menu Bar) to indicate to
the Lucky Number Picker Machines how many Boards you need.
Then click on the 'Pick per Set Up' button (which now indicates the quantity of Boards
you specified during 'Set Up') to get your list of picked numbers.
- When a card is filled out/up, your next pick button starts a fresh card.
- If you 'Shuffle Lucy, Mary, & Rita' the 'Capture Shuffle to
Results' button becomes active. You get only ONE opportunity to put the arrangement of shuffled numbers
into Your Results. A mouse-click on the 'Capture Shuffle to Results' button opens
a message box for you to decide to save or abandon the arrangement. Why would you use Shuffle & Capture?
The answer is that a Lottery wheel has been created where each digit is used 3 times over the span of 10
boards. Neat, eh?
- Click on 'Your Results' whenever you like to see the accumulation of your Lucky Pick
3 picks. Hint: Select, Copy, & Paste the Results into a word
processor file (Word Pad works very well!), using a mono-spaced type-font like Courier.
- Put a checkmark in the Check to SORT Results checkbox if you want to see, copy, or print
Your Results sorted from '000' through '999'. Removing the checkmark restores Your Results to the sequence in
which they were originally picked.
- There's a 'Print' button in the pop-up window that displays
'Your Results'. Print out 'Your Results' whenever you like.
Note: Internet Explorer® users can use the File Print option in the Results window's
- The results will keep accumulating until you either leave the Pick 3 screen or click on
'Reset All' (or there's no more available RAM memory in your computer).
|The 'Fun Stuff' instuctions
for making imaginary wagers and developing Lottery strategies:
- Time and again, we've read where most folks get their lottery
numbers as 'Quick Picks' (or as they say in the UK, ('Lucky Dips').
- What do you do when there's a certain 'hot' number, or a favorite
number, or a 'lucky' number that you'd like to have show in each
row of numbers on your 'Quick Picks'?.
- What do you do when you'd like to eliminate (reject) some of
the numbers from each row of your 'Quick Picks' because you're
fairly certain that the numbers won't appear in the next drawing?
- Welcome to Chux Ball Buster - A Lottery Number Picker!
Now you can ..."have your cake..." (Quick Picks) "...and
eat it, too!", i.e. (Preselect & Reject)
- The 'Presections' button will let
you preselect a number from any of the' Lucky Machines'.
Let's say you want '2' to be the middle digit in every one of
your Pick 3 numbers. Click on 'Preselect'.
The 'Preselection' screen appears.
Under the 'Mary' chart, click on '2'.
The '2' changes color.
Click the 'Update' button and the 'Preselection'
screen disappears, but now your 'Preslection' of '2' appears on
the 'Pick 3' screen.
Until you change that preselected '2', it will appear on every
row (board) of your 'Quick Picks'.
To make the Preselection go away, click on the 'Preselection'
When the Preselections screen appears, click on the '2' in the
'Mary' chart, and the color turns back
Click on the 'Update' button and the
The '2' no longer shows on the main 'Pick 3' screen; and should
only appear in your 'Quick Picks' randomly.
You can even preselect numbers from two of the machines, but be
aware that leaves only ten possible 3-digit number combinations.
You should expect duplcate numbers more frequently as you fill
out one or more cards.
- If you really like that digit '2' in the middle, but you'd like
a '5' or a '7' to appear there once in awhile; but nothing else,
For that you want to 'Reject' all the digits in the middle (Mary)
machine except '2', '5', & '7'.
- The 'Rejections' button will let
you prevent the numbers you don't want from appearing in your
'Quick Picks'. From each machine, you can reject up through 8
digits. If you wanted to reject 9 digits from a machine, you might
as well make a Preselection, right?
- Both the Preselections and Rejections address the matter of
how to 'Play' your Pick 3 Quick Picks. Unless you
preselect a particular 'Play' or reject one or more possible
'Play' types, Chux Ball Buster will randomly suggest a
way to 'Play' each board on the card. If you wish,
you can reject all 7 possible play types and the fourth column
on your card will remain blank. The explanations of the
7 different Play types are described below in the 'Typical
- If you want to change Preselections and/or Rejections as you
fill out a card, you can do it. Only click 'Pick
a Single Board' button, make your changes, and then click
'Pick a Single Board' button again.
- If you have a card partially filled out, you can click the 'Fill
Card with Picks' button to fill out the remainder of the
card (with the machines honoring any Preselctions and/or Rejections).
- Side Note: Instead of naming the machines Left,
Middle, & Right, we prefer them as Lucy,
Mary, and Rita.
- If you like, you can 'Shuffle Lucy, Mary,
and Rita' to your heart's content. The digits are
then selected from the shuffled numbers instead of a zero through
nine sequence (and always honoring any preselections and/or rejections).
The 'Plays' get shuffled as well.
Even the quantity of shuffles is a random number of times from
4 through 11.
- You can undo the shuffle by clicking on 'Reset
Lucy, Mary, and Rita'. The digits and Plays are restored
back to their original sequence, minus any rejections you may
have in effect at the time.
- Important Note! Don't confuse 'Reset
Lucy, Mary, and Rita' with clicking on 'Reset
All' up in the menu bar. 'Reset
Lucy, Mary, and Rita' affects only the 3 machines. 'Reset
All' restores the entire screen back to the condition when
you first came to it. 'Reset All'
clears out all your Preselections, Rejections, shuffles, and any
cards (playslips). 'Reset All' also
clears out any accumulations of filled out cards. If
you want to save your Pick 3 numbers, click on 'Your
Results' to see the accumulation and either print them
or 'cut and paste' them into a word processor to save for later.
- The Fun Stuff: 'Preselections'
and 'Rejections'. These are explained
in more detail when you click on the 'About'
button, up in the Menu Bar.
NOTE: These two features are disabled for Internet Explorer®
Use Firefox® or Netscape®
or Opera® instead!
Click on the Firefox® logo to see the features and/or download!
- HAVE FUN! And if you're wagering real money,
Remember to always play responsibily!
- Although we continually test our software, there's nothing quite like
a first-time user's uncanny ability to find the 'bugs'. Please
us if you have problems, questions, and/or comments.
|Typical instructions found on the reverse side of playslips:
- The more common card (playslip) format has 5 boards (panels); and
you can choose to play from 1 through all 5 boards.
- Each of the Pick 3 lottery machines contains 10 balls, each numbered
with a different digit of 0 through 9.
- Side Note: The good ol' fashioned way for the Lottery to pick
3 digits, is from three 10-ball machines. As time goes by, there
seems to be a trend towards using computers with random number generators
(RNG) to pick 3 digits. But, Chux Ball Buster - A Lottery Number
Picker will always be picking your lucky lottery numbers from 'virtual'
- There are 1,000 possible permutations(arrangements) for the three
balls picked from the three machines, i.e. 000 through 999.
- Most cards (playslips) offer 5 or more ways to play each Pick 3 number
- (ST) = Straight - for 1 board, odds = 1:1,000 when the
results of the drawing match your number in exactly the same order,
i.e. 123 = 123.
- (BX) = Box - for any board:
- 3 Way - for 1 board, but only if two of your 3 digits
are a pair, i.e. 122 or 212. Instead of playing just one
3- digit number as a ST-Straight, you play it all 3 possible ways,
i.e., 122, 212, and, 221. Your odds are a bit over 1:333.
You're really playing 3 numbers instead of one.
- 6 Way - for 1 board, only if each of your 3 digits is
different, i.e. 123. Instead of playing just one 3-digit
number as a ST-Straight, you play it all six ways, i.e., 123,
132, 213, 231, 312, and, 321. Your odds are a bit over 1:166.
You're really playing 6 numbers instead of one.
- You Can Not play BX-Box, either a 6 Way or a 3 Way when
your number is 000, 111, 222, 333, 444, 555, 666, 777, 888, or
- (SB) = Straight/Box - for any board:
- 3 Way
- You're playing the exact number as a ST-Straight and the other
2 permutations like the 3 Way described above. If the balls
are drawn in the same sequence as the digits of your Straight, you
get paid for a Straight Match. If the numbers drawn match
your 3 digits, but not in the same sequence, the payoff is the same
as playing a BX-Box.
- 6 Way - You're playing the exact number as a ST-Straight
and the other 5 permutations like the 6 Way described above.
If the balls are drawn in the same sequence as the digits of your
Straight, you get paid for a Straight Match. If the numbers
drawn match your 3 digits, but not in the same sequence, the payoff
is the same as playing a BX-Box.
- You Can Not play SB-Straight/Box when your number is
000, 111, 222, 333, 444, 555, 666, 777, 888, or 999.
- (FP) = Front Pair - for 1 board, odds = 1:100, because
it's like playing ten numbers, i.e. 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125,
126, 127, 128, and 129 are all winners if the sequential numbers
of the first two balls drawn are a 1 and a 2.
- (BP) = Back Pair - for 1 board, odds = 1:100, like the
FP - Front Pair, it's like playing ten numbers, except the payoff
comes when the sequential numbers of the last two balls drawn, say
a 2 and a 3, matches your number, i.e. 023, 123, 223, 323, 423,
523, 623, 723, 823, and 923.
- (SP) = Split Pair - for 1 board, odds = 1:100, like the
the other Pair types, it's like playing ten numbers, except the
payoff comes when the sequential numbers of the first and third
balls drawn, say a 1 and a 3, matches your number, i.e. 103, 113,
123, 133, 143, 153, 163, 173, 183, and 193.
- (CB) = Combo - In some states, it's termed a 'Wheel'.
Like the SB-Straight/Box, but the payoff comes like you played every
permutation as a ST-Straight.
Like a BX-Box, you can have a 3-Way or a 6-Way Combo, but never
a Combo if all three digits are the same.
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