1-OFF™ is a CASH 3™ play type that offers players the chance to miss their lucky numbers by 1 and still win a cash prize! With 26 additional number combinations, the play type gives players the chance to win up to $250 for a Straight win, or up to $20 for matching the winning CASH 3 numbers with one of their 26 possible 1-OFF number combinations.
2. How do you play 1-OFF?
Playing CASH 3 1-OFF is easy. On the CASH 3 play slip, players should mark the 1-OFF box; select the draw time: midday, evening or both; and choose one number, from 0 through 9, from each column for a total of three digits, or mark the "QP" (Quick Pick) box to let the terminal randomly pick some or all of their numbers.
3. Are the 26 additional number combinations printed on the CASH 3 1-OFF ticket?
Yes. The CASH 3 1-OFF ticket will print with the three-digit number selected by the player and the 26 1-OFF number combinations that represent all the possible three-digit numbers that are off by one from any or all of the player's number.
4. How do you win 1-OFF?
If the player's three-digit number is a Straight match to the winning CASH 3 numbers, meaning the player's numbers are in the exact order in which the winning numbers were drawn, the player wins $250. Or, if one of the player's 26 1-OFF number combinations matches the CASH 3 winning numbers, again in the same order drawn, the player can win $5 to $20, depending on the odds of being off by one, two, or three digits.
5. How much does 1-OFF cost to play?
The 1-OFF play type costs $1.00 to play, but the cost of the ticket will vary depending on the number of draws played (midday, evening or both) and the number of days selected.
6. Do players get 26 more chances to win the top prize?
No. Players get 26 more chances to win the 1-OFF prize – up to $20.
7. If you select a CASH 3 number with like digits (e.g., 7-7-7 or 2-2-1) will there be fewer possible 1-OFF combinations?
No. Regardless of the CASH 3 numbers selected, there are always 26 possible 1-OFF combinations. Unlike Box or Combo, when you play 1-OFF a CASH 3 number with like digits does not change the odds of winning or the prize amount.
8. Can you play 1-OFF with any CASH 3 play type including Front Pair or Back Pair?
No. 1-OFF is not an add-on feature; it is a new play type that plays similar to Straight/Box. Now, players have another way to play CASH 3 or they may continue to play any of the other CASH 3 play types.
9. Does 1-OFF play like EZmatch™, do you match the 1-OFF numbers with your CASH 3 number to win instantly?
No. 1-OFF is not an instant win. Players win a 1-OFF prize by matching one of their 26 number combinations with the winning CASH 3 numbers, drawn in exact order for the applicable drawing. The 1-OFF numbers are all the 26 possible combinations that are off by one, in the order drawn, from any or all of the player's number; therefore, the 1-OFF numbers and the player's numbers will never match.
10. Why should I play 1-OFF if I can only win half the prize of a Straight play?
With Straight play, players get one shot at winning $500 for a $1 play. With 1-OFF, they get a chance to win $250 and 26 more chances to win up to $20. The odds of winning 1-OFF are the best of any CASH 3 play type available! Players may continue to play Straight for a chance to win $500; but, for the same cost, 1-OFF offers players an additional 26 set of numbers increasing the players' chances to win a cash prize.