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

MANILA, Philippines – Starting December 15, 2023, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) made lotto tickets more accessible to Filipinos as they launched E-Lotto, the digital counterpart of the traditional lottery games that bettors used to carry out in physical outlets.
PCSO lotto: how to buy ticket, play and claim prize

Through the E-Lotto, the PCSO not only hopes to provide a more convenient experience to Filipinos but also increase its revenues.

How to buy lotto tickets?

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

Price of major lotto ticket is still Php 20 per combination (inclusive of 20% Documentary Stamp Tax or DST).

READ: PCSO E-Lotto: how to register, buy ticket online

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

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 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.

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.

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:

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.

— The Summit Express


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