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    PCSO lotto: how to buy ticket, play and claim prize

    MANILA, Philippines – Is the PCSO lotto ticket available online? This might be the frequent question of bettors and enthusiasts nowadays as COVID-19 pandemic keeps us to stay at home and forcing some tasks to shift to the 'new normal'.
    PCSO lotto: how to buy ticket, play and claim prize

    The answer is NO, but in the recent budget hearing in the House of Representatives, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Vice Chairperson and General Manager Royina Garma said they are currently reviewing plans for other betting systems that would address the COVID-19 situation.

    “There is a possibility of using mobile apps and other systems of betting so that we will have other alternatives," Garma divulged.

    How to buy lotto tickets?

    PCSO lotto tickets are available via authorized lotto outlets nationwide. Buying of tickets is from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm only. Major draws daily is scheduled at 9:00 pm.

    PCSO has rolled back price of major lotto tickets to PHP20 per combination (inclusive of 20% Documentary Stamp Tax or DST).

    Reminder: You must be at least 18 years old to buy lotto ticket or claim your winnings. Players have the sole responsibility for checking the accuracy of the data printed on your ticket(s) including bet type, bet amount, the draw date you want to enter and the numbers you want to play.

    Schedule of PCSO lotto draws

    Operations of all jackpot bearing games and digit games 2D (EZ2) and 3D (Swertres) resumed in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) according to the guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).

    Major Lotto Schedule
    Lotto 6/42 Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
    MegaLotto 6/45 Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    SuperLotto 6/49 Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
    GrandLotto 6/55 Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
    UltraLotto 6/58 Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

    3D, 2D Schedule Selling Time Draw Time
    1st Draw 7:00 am to 1:45 pm 2:00 PM
    2nd Draw 2:05 pm to 4:45 pm 5:00 PM
    3rd Draw 5:05 pm to 8:00 pm 9:00 PM

    How to play PCSO lotto in current system

    A. For the five major games – Ultra Lotto 6/58, Grand Lotto 6/55, Super Lotto 6/49, Mega Lotto 6/45, Lotto 6/42 – the following game rules apply:

    1. Select your six (6) number-combination, from 1 to maximum number per lotto game (e.g. 58 for 6/58 and 55 for 6/55).

    You may also choose your combination via Lucky Pick, in which computer will randomly generate your six numbers.

    2. You can even play your selected numbers up to six consecutive draws in advance by marking the preferred number of draws in DRAW column on the playslip. If an error is made, mark the VOID box to indicate that the board is cancelled.

    3. If you want to increase your chance of winning, you may go with the System Play or System bet.

    In System 5-Roll, a bettor picks only five numbers and—for the sixth digit—pairs these off with each of the remaining numbers (e.g. 50 for 6/55 and 53 for 6/58).

    On the other hand, a System 7 bet pertains to a selection of seven numbers where a total of 7 possible combinations could be drawn.

    For example, if you chose 7 digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, the number of possible 6-digit combination is 7.

    Combination 1: 1 2 3 4 5 6
    Combination 2: 1 2 3 4 5 7
    Combination 3: 1 2 3 4 6 7
    Combination 4: 1 2 3 5 6 7
    Combination 5: 1 2 4 5 6 7
    Combination 6: 1 3 4 5 6 7
    Combination 7: 2 3 4 5 6 7

    It means buying 7 tickets. Total bet cost is Php 140 (7 x Php 20).

    Here's System Play bet cost per type:

    SYSTEM PLAY TOTAL BET COST (Php)
    System 5-Roll 6/42: 37 possible selections 740   
    6/45: 40 possible selections 800   
    6/49: 44 possible selections 880   
    6/55: 50 possible selections 1,000   
    6/58: 53 possible selections 1,060   
    System 7 7 possible selections 140
    System 8 28 possible selections 560
    System 9 84 possible selections 1,680
    System 10 210 possible selections 4,200
    System 11 462 possible selections 9,240
    System 12 924 possible selections 18,480

    4. To win the jackpot, you must match your 6-number combination to the numbers drawn. Consolation prizes are also available for anyone who matches any 3, 4, or 5 numbers.

    CATEGORY HOW TO WIN PRIZE (Php)
    2nd   Prize 5 of 6 numbers 100,000
    3rd   Prize 4 of 6 numbers 1,500
    4th   Prize 3 of 6 numbers 60

    If you go for System play, more prizes await you.

    B. 2D (EZ2) and 3D (Swertres) Lotto

    Using the 2D Lotto playslip, select a set of two (2) numbers from 1 to 31. You may also play the Lucky Pick (LP) if you do not have any number in mind. After marking your chosen numbers, mark the amount that you’re going to play for each combination.

    You can also mark “Rambolito” if you want to play the 2D Lotto System bet. The minimum play amount is 12.00 per 2-number combination.

    In playing via Advance Draws, mark how many consecutive draws you want to play in the DRAW panel. You can play the same numbers and play type for six (6) consecutive draws. Pay 12.00 for each play per draw.

    You win 4,000.00 for every 12.00 play, if your selected 2-number combination match the winning 2-number combination in exact order. If you have selected the winning 2-number combination and have chosen the “Rambolito” game, you win 2,000.00 for every 12.00 play.

    GAME TYPE PRIZES (Php)
    Standard Play (getting all Two numbers drawn in exact order) 4,000
    Rambolito 2,000

    For 3D Lotto, select three numbers, from 0 to 9 or mark the Lucky Pick (LP) box and let the terminal randomly pick your number.

    You may also want to play the Rambolito. Select a 3-digit number combination and the system will automatically permutate and generate all its possible combinations. If the selected 3-digit combination has no repeating digits, e.g.123, the number of combinations generated will be six (6). If the selected 3-digit combination has two (2) repeating digits, e.g. 122, the number of combinations generated will be three (3). Lucky Pick is also available in the Rambolito System Play, but the option of repeating digits is not applicable.

    Matching all your numbers with the winning combination in exact order gives you 4,500.00 for every 12.00 play. If you have picked the correct 3-number and have chosen the “Rambolito” game, you win:

    RAMBOLITO SELECTION NO. OF COMBINATION PRIZES (per 12.00 play)
    3 different digits 6 750
    1 pair of the same digit and 2 different digits 3 1,500.00

    How and where to claim lotto prize?

    1. Write your name and affix your signature at the back of your winning tickets before claiming your prize.

    2. Prize amounting to 20.00 up to 10,000.00 can be claimed at any authorized Lotto outlet or at the PCSO Branch Offices in your area.

    3. Prizes from 10,001.00 and up to 300,000.00 can be claimed at the PCSO Branch Offices in your area or at the PCSO Main Office 2nd Floor.

    4. Prizes from 300,001.00 and up to JACKPOT PRIZE should be validated and claimed at the PCSO Main Office 2nd Floor

    5. For the system prize payout, please refer to the Prize Pay-Out Chart at PCSO official website.

    NOTE: Prizes above 10,000.00 are subject to 20% tax pursuant to TRAIN Law.

    SEE ALSO: PCSO Lotto Draw Live Streaming, how to search official results

    You may also search for daily lotto results via this website.

    Bettors, good luck!

    — The Summit Express

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