LANSING, March 31, 2003 – Beginning April 7, Daily 3 players will have a second opportunity to win on the same Daily 3 evening draw ticket, thanks to the Daily 3 Red Ball Double Draw promotion!
"The Daily 3 game is one of the most popular games the Lottery offers," Acting Lottery Commissioner James Kipp said. "The first Daily 3 Red Ball Double Draw promotion was conducted last fall and it was a huge hit! We believe this promotion will be just as popular as the first."
After each regular evening Daily 3 drawing from April 7 through April 26 (Monday through Saturday), another drawing will be conducted using a separate machine that contains five white balls and one red ball. When the red ball is selected, the Lottery will draw a second set of Daily 3 numbers, giving players a second chance to win on the same ticket. Prize amounts for winners in the Red Ball Double Draw are the same as they are for the regular Daily 3 game drawings.
When a white ball is drawn, it will be taken out of the machine and set aside – resulting in one less white ball that could be drawn the next night and an increased chance of drawing the red ball. Double draws will not occur on nights when a white ball is drawn.
Whenever the red ball is drawn, all of the balls will be returned to the machine for the next night