In each of 4 columns numbered 0 to 9, mark 1 number for each game you choose to play (you can play up to 5 on the one ticket), along with your wager for each game, which is 50 cents, $1, $2 or $5. Or you could opt to use the Quick Pick system to automatically choose your numbers.
You also need to choose a bet type: exact order (Straight), any order (Box), Front, Back or Middle Pair, or First, Second, Third or Fourth Digit only.
Straight: All four digits must match the winning digits in the order they're drawn (e.g. 1234)
4-Way Box: Your winning numbers have three digits the same in any order (e.g. 1222)
6-Way Box: Your winning numbers contain two identical pairs, in any order (e.g. 1122)
12-Way Box: Your winning numbers contain two identical digits, in any order (e.g. 1123)
24-Way Box: Your numbers contain four unique digits, in any order, in any order (e.g. 1234)
Front Pair - Match the first two numbers in exact order
Back Pair - Match the last two numbers in exact order
Middle Pair - Match the middle two numbers in exact order
Pick First Digit only
Pick Second Digit only
Pick Third Digit only
Pick Fourth Digit only
Finally, you need to mark that you're playing the Tri-State Pick 3 Midday or Evening draw, or Both.
Up to one week's consecutive game draws can be played in advance on the one ticket.