Mark your calendars! The ever-popular Red Ball promotion bounces back on Pick 3 later this week! Red Ball returns during the midday draw on Sunday, January 30, and ends with the evening drawing on Saturday, March 5.
For those of you who may not be familiar with Pick 3 or the Red Ball promotion here’s a little more information. When the Red Ball is drawn, prize winnings increase up to 20% on all Pick 3 tickets. To start the promotion a total of six (6) White Balls and one (1) Red Ball is placed in a separate drawing device. When a White Ball is drawn, it is removed from the draw device, thereby guaranteeing a Red Ball is drawn at least once every seven drawings. During the 2010 promotion the Red Ball appeared 19 times!
This year there will be a total of 70 drawings involved in the Red Ball promotion. If you’re checking your numbers online, the Lottery’s Web site home page will display a red ball symbol next to that draw’s Pick 3 number. Also, you’ll be able to check the display units at your local Ohio Lottery retailer which will display the number of remaining White balls after each draw so players and retailers know the count.