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MIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Lottery's PICK 3 day drawing winning numbers were 9-9-9 today, July 24, 2015, resulting in a total payout of $1,444,800 to 5,808 winners.

A 50-cent wager on PICK 3 pays $250; a $1 wager pays $500.

Triple nines have been drawn a total of 12 times since the Lottery's three-digit draw game began in March 1977. This total includes both evening and day drawings.

This number combo was last drawn in the day drawing on Oct. 22, 2007. The last time it came up in the evening drawing wasOct. 9, 2008.

Overall, triples have been drawn a total of 201 times – 153 times in the evening drawings and 48 times in the day drawings – since the debut of The Daily Number, now called PICK 3. 2010 holds the record for the most triples drawn in a year with 14.

How to Play PICK 3:  PICK 3 is a three-digit numbers game. Players may bet 50 cents or $1 per play. Players may play up to five panels on each playslip. On each panel, players may choose, or allow the Lottery terminal to randomly quick-pick, any three-digit number. Numbers can be played straight, boxed, straight box, super straight, front pair, back pair, and other combinations. A straight bet pays 500-to-1. Other payouts vary based on the type of bet placed.

About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds toprograms that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than$27.4 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.

The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.

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