In each of 3 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 either 50 cents or $1 per standard game. Or you could opt to use the Quick Pick system to automatically choose your numbers.
You also need to choose a bet type: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Combo, or Front or Back Pair.
Finally, you need to mark that you're playing the DC Lucky Numbers Midday or Evening draw, or Both.
Straight: All three digits must match the winning digits in the order they're drawn (e.g. 123)
Box 3-Way: Your numbers have two digits the same with three different combinations to match (e.g. 112, 121, 211)
Box 6-Way: Match the three winning numbers in any order
Straight/Box 3-Way: Match 3 numbers, of which 2 are the same, in exact order or any order (e.g. 122). This play costs $1.
Straight/Box 6-Way: Match 3 numbers, with all different digits in exact order or any order (e.g. 123). This play costs $1.
3-Way Combo: Three Straight plays on one ticket, two digits the same with three different combinations to match (e.g. 122, 212, 121). This play costs $1.50 or $3.
6-Way Combo: Gives you all the possible combinations of your three chosen numbers for a Straight win on one ticket. This play costs $3 or $6.
Front Pair - Match the first two numbers in exact order
Back Pair - Match the last two numbers in exact order
Up to 7 consecutive game draws can be played in advance on the one ticket. The prize for a Straight win is either $250 or $500, depending on whether you wager 50 cents or $1.