June 20, 2013 – This week, the Missouri Lottery began offering players a chance to win cash prizes for being one number off the jackpot-winning numbers in the Lottery’s Pick 3 and Pick 4 draw games.
Executive director May Scheve Reardon said “Who hasn’t found themselves one number off? When we heard about this play type, we immediately thought, ‘our players are going to love this.'”
The new 1-Off wager type costs $1 to add to regular Pick 3 or Pick 4 tickets, but provides so many more chances to win.
On Pick 3, an extra 1-Off wager gives players 27 more chances to win, and 1-Off offers 81 more chances to win on a Pick 4 ticket.
When you match two of three numbers drawn for Pick 3, and the third number is just one off, you’ll win $29. For Pick 4, if you one of your numbers is one off, the prize is $152.
And to get players to try out the new 1-Off wager, the Missouri Lottery is offering chances at instant-win cash prizes or free tickets, just for buying a $1 1-Off wager.
From June 17 to July 13, bonus cash vouchers will print out randomly after players buy their Pick 3 or Pick 4 tickets with the extra 1-Off wager.
And Wednesdays and Saturdays from June 19 to July 13, players will receive one free 1-Off ticket when they make buy a $4 or more ticket for that day’s Powerball drawing.
Wednesday will be the free Pick 3 day, and Saturdays will be the free Pick 4 day, and remember, being wrong isn’t all bad when you make a 1-Off wager.