Pickany3from10 is a very easy game to play.
From ten digitnumbers, [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0]; just pick any three, say 6, 8 and 4. This is referred to as Entry selection 684 or just Selection 684. This is because when the games are drawn at the weekend, the winning numbers roll down sequentially, one after the other. [Example, for weekend result numbers 7, 2 and 9 say; the first numbered Ball to roll out of the Pick3 system will be 7, the next to come will be the number 2, to be finally followed by 9, – thus we have the Draw result 729 or 729, for that week. You can see the Draw video webcast (live) @ txlottery.org]. This means that any one of the Entry selections; 729, 792, 279, 297, 927 and 972, is a winner. All those who bought tickets for the Entry Selection 729 (or 927,792,279, . . etc.) are winners.
Ticket Cost
The basic cost of each Lottery Ticket is ₦1. The minimum number of Tickets for an EntrySelection into the Games is 250. Hence the basic cost for each Entry Selection is ₦250. However, a candidate may buy more Tickets than the ‘basic’250, for an Entry Selection. Hence the cost per Entry Selection ranges from this minimum of ₦250 to a maximum of ₦5000 (i.e. 250 – 5000 Tickets).
Entry Ticket Registration
Entry Selections are submitted on a Lottery Ticket Register. Each Lottery Ticket features 5 Entry Selections; A,B,C,D,E. Thus a contestant has up to 5 Entry chances (A,B,C,D, and E), to play and submit on each Lottery Ticket.
Accordingly if a contestant fills all Entry slots (A,B,C,D,E) on a Ticket, with 5 Entry Selections at minimum costs, the Total Entry Cost of that Ticket at Registration is (5 X ₦250) or ₦1250. If he bought Entries for the 5 Selections at maximum cost, the Total Entry Cost of his Ticket at Registration will be (5 X ₦5000) or ₦25,000, (i.e. 25000 Tickets @ ₦1 each). [Note; a client does not have to play all 5 Entry chances on the Ticket. For example, he can play only Entry slotA (or Entry–A), for say ₦1200, and submit his Ticket for Registration.
Typical Entry Table for Pickanythree Lottery Ticket No. 013527
Entry chance
(013527) 
Selection  Game Type

Entry Amt. (₦) 
A  483  FXD  500 
B  165  VRD  1700 
C  907  VRD  2000 
D  124  VRD  300 
E  814  FXD  650 
Winning payments
Winning payment in Pickanythree lottery is slightly different from Regular lottery payments where one Ticket, out of thousands or millions, wins and swipes away the entire Jackpot. Because there are 3 winnernumbers out of just 10, many people win the lottery each time. Consequently Pickanythree lottery has special winning payment method.
Numerous contestants win the Pickanythree lottery Jackpot (which is ‘3outof3’ correct Numbers) any time. Consequently after Results are drawn and collation and analysis of all; Entries, Registrations and Financial obligations are concluded, the allocated overall Winnerspot Prize is equitably shared amongst the Jackpot winners, according to their respective Entry Tickets’ worth. [The Ratio of the ‘Jackpot–Winnerspot‘, to, ‘Total winning Entry Tickets’ purchased by all Jackpotwinners’, is the ‘Dividend per Share’ for the ‘3outof3’ Pickanythree lottery winnings]. This is Variable Dividend Sharing, (VRD). Suppose for instance, this overall Ratio works out as, say 40:1 (i.e. ‘₦40 to ₦1’), then a contestant, who bought winning Entry Tickets of ₦250, will get ₦40 for every Naira of his ₦250–tickets, he wins (40 X ₦250) or ₦10000. Another contestant, who bought winning Tickets of ₦600 wins ₦24,000.
‘Abovebasiccost’ Tickets
A contestant improves on his winning power by buying Entry Selection Tickets at higherthan the ₦250 minimum cost (i.e. abovebasiccost). Here is how it works; Suppose 3 contestants K, L and M, bought the following Lottery Tickets;
Contestant  Entry  Ticket Amt.  Game 
K  285  ₦300  VRD 
L  258  ₦1050  VRD 
M  825  ₦3000  VRD 
Also, suppose the weekend Draw Results come out to be 582. Well clearly all 3 contestants K, L, M have winnings in the ‘3outof3’ jackpot and will participate in the DividendSharing thereof. Suppose that, after necessary analysis and responsibility settlements, this Shared Dividend worked out as 60:1, then: Candidate;
K purchased ₦300 worth of Tickets, @ Dividend share of 60:1, he wins (60 X ₦300) or ₦18,000.
L purchased ₦1050 worth of Tickets, @ Dividend share of 60:1, he wins (60 X ₦1050) or ₦63,000.
M purchased ₦3000 worth of Tickets, @ Dividend share of 60:1, he wins (60 X ₦3000) or ₦180,000.
Thus we have 3 jackpot winners but 3 different sizes of Jackpot winnings.
Maximum Entry Ticket cost is ₦5000, so if candidate M had bought ₦5000tickets on his one entry Selection 825, he would have won (60 X ₦5000) or ₦300,000. If he invested ₦5000 on 825, on each of the 5 Entry chances (A,B,C,D,E) of the Ticket, he would have won [60 X (5 X ₦5000)] or ₦1.5 million.
Thus a contestant wins according to the size of TicketStock he purchased.