MANILA, Philippines – Is it possible to buy the PCSO Lotto tickets online? If so, how? These are some of the most common questions being asked by the lotto enthusiasts given today’s transactions can all be done in the internet.
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is very transparent in saying that only those ticket bought in their authorized lotto outlet can be considered valid. So if some website is offering online sales of 6/58, 6/55, 6/49, 6/45, 6/42, Swertres/ 3D, EZ2/2D and STL tickets, think twice, it could be an obvious scam.
Buy PCSO Lotto Ticket Online
To date, PCSO has no facility that sells PCSO Lotto ticket online, nor they announced that they will be having any in the near future.
For now, the only online interaction a lotto player can have is to check the results.
Meanwhile, interested lotto players can always buy PCSO lotto tickets to over 7,700 lotto outlets nationwide from Monday to Friday and enjoy the exciting games they offer.
How to check the winning combination online?
There are lot of ways to check the PCSO winning numbers online. One is through this website, lottopcso.com. Players can also watch online through various social media accounts and pages like Facebook and Youtube. Official PCSO is also airing their lotto draws as well.
How to buy the lotto tickets?
All lotto major games ticket prize costs P24.00. This is inclusive of the Documentary Stamp Tax (DST). Simply proceed to any of the authorized lotto outlets and buy.
How to play the PCSO Lotto Major Games?
Playing all PCSO games comes with their respective rules. Below is the quick summary of how to play and win each games.
- Ultra Lotto 6/58. The player wins if he/she got the six (6) correct winning numbers in any order. Drawn every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, Lotto enthusiasts can win exciting prizes which may reach up to billion pesos jackpot prize.
- Grand Lotto 6/55. Just like the other major games, 6/55 was played through a pari-mutuel game system. Lotto jackpot prize varies depending on ticket sales. Drawn every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, players can expect big amounts as this is the second major game with the biggest initial jackpot prize.
- Super Lotto 6/49. It is one of the most popular PCSO lotto games. In order to win, the player must choose 6 correct numbers from 1-49, in any order. Jackpot prize for this game starts at P16,000,000.
- Mega Lotto 6/45. Lotto players just have to select their lucky numbers from 1-45. He/she wins if he got the 6 winning numbers in any order. Jackpot prize for 6/45 starts at nine (9) million pesos.
- Lotto 6/42. For this major game, players can select from numbers 1-42. Jackpot prize for 6/42 starts at six (6) million pesos. Players at any of the major games can also select LP or Lucky Pick if they want the machine to choose the numbers for them.
- Swertres/ 3D Lotto. One of the most popular digit games of PCSO. Player wins exciting prizes if he got the exact winning numbers from 0-9.
- EZ2/ 2D Lotto. Players have to choose their lucky numbers from 1-31. He/she wins if he got the exact winning combinations. Player also has the option to play via lucky pick or the rambolito system.
- STL Pares, Swer3, Swer2. Small Town Lottery is an exciting game for selected areas only. To win the STL Pares, player must have two (2) winning numbers from 1-40, in exact order. Playing the STL Swer3 is like playing the Swertres Lotto, player wins if he got the three (3) numbers from 0-9, in exact order while for Swer2, player wins if he/she got the two (2) numbers, in exact order from 0-9.
How to claim the Lotto Prize?
If you think your lotto combination has won, be sure to write your name and affix the signature behind the winning ticket and secure it properly.
The lotto jackpot prizes can be claimed at the PCSO main office located at the PCSO head office located at 605 Conservatory Bldg., Shaw Blvrd. Corner Priceton St., Mandaluyong City. Bring and present two (2) valid IDs for verification.
The jackpot prize is taxable by 20% pursuant to TRAIN Law. A 1% commission will also be given to the PCSO agent where the winning ticket was bought.
PCSO thoroughly validates all tickets to be claimed. The public is reminded that they are serious in dealing with counterfeited/tampered tickets. They will not honor any, should anyone try to claim their prizes using such.
Likewise, for claiming the prizes below P10,000, it can be processed at the nearest PCSO Branch.
PCSO Schedule of Games
PCSO is conducting lotto draws online at below specified time-slots. Be sure to buy your ticket before the cut-off.
PCSO Lotto Millionaires 2020
Since the start of 2020, PCSO has already given away more than three hundred sixty one million pesos (Php361,000,000) to eight (8) lucky lotto bettors around the country. PCSO has disclosed the locations from where the lucky winning ticket was bought. Here’s the summary of all winners for 2020 PCSO lotto draws.
- 8th: The 6/45 lotto ticket of the latest millionaire was bought from Brgy. Manggahan Gen. Trias, Cavite. The winner has won the base jackpot prize of Php8,910,000.00 in lotto combinations 11-32-34-36-19-40 during the March 6, 2020 6/45 lotto draw.
- 7th: In combination 08-13-36-22-04-03, a solo lucky winner of Php72,372,679.40 was taken home during the March 2, 2020 6/45 lotto draw. The ticket was bought from the lotto agent located in Antipolo City, Rizal.
- 6th: One (1) lotto bettor won the Php36,632,592.40 jackpot prize during the February 13, 2020 6/42 lotto draw with lucky combinations at 15-27-36-08-41-11. Ticket was bought from the PCSO lotto outlet located in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.
- 5th: A super lucky lotto enthusiast from Ilagan City, Isabela won the Php65,774,986.60 during the February 9, 2020 6/49 lotto draw with winning numbers 22-23-05-15-31-03.
- 4th & 3rd: Two (2) winners shared the jackpot prize of Php68,523,435.40 during the January January 10, 2020 6/45 lotto draw in combinations 21-04-25-13-11-19. The winning tickets was bought from Pateros and Tacloban.
- 2nd: With number combinations 16-17-05-30-29-21, one (1) very lucky bettor has won Php28,481,693.80 in January 11, 2020 6/42 lotto draw. The ticket was bought from the lotto outlet located in Mandaluyong City.
- 1st: Just beginning the year 2020 and PCSO has already given away millions. The January 8, 2020 6/55 lotto winning ticket of the 2020 first millionaire was bought from San Pablo City, Laguna (lotto combination 25-54-04-22-55-24) with a jackpot prize of Php80,721,908.00.
PCSO Announcement(s) and Notice(s) to the Public
August 6, 2020: PCSO has announced that lotto major games will resume on August 7, 2020 to areas not under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) or ECQ. To quote,
Effective August 7, 2020, the draws and selling of tickets of lotto jackpot bearing games Lotto 6/42, Mega Lotto 6/45, Super Lotto 6/49, Grand Lotto 6/55, Ultra Lotto 6/58 shall resume in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).Source: PCSO
August 3, 2020: In view of the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte placing the National Capital Region (NCR), Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan under MECQ from August 4, 2020 to August 18, 2020, PCSO games including lotto, instant sweepstakes and KENO in these areas will be suspended until further notice.
July 20, 2020: Good news everyone! PCSO announced that regular lotto operations will resume on August 4, 2020 at selected lotto outlets and PCSO branches depending on the community quarantine category and LGU’s special concern lockdown (only those under GCQ and MGCQ will resume). Meanwhile, KENO operations and selling of tickets will resume on July 28, 2020.
July 18, 2020: All major games ticket prices are backed to 20 Pesos, from 24 Pesos.
June 17, 2020: PCSO will go digital! GM Royina Garma said in a public briefing on June 13, 2020. She also said that once the lotto returned, there will be a fifteen (15) days special draw for advance-bought tickets. To quote,
We have already set the technical specifications na pwedeng gamitin ng mga agents. This is still subject for board approval. It will take time kasi they need to invest. Siguro mga two (2) to three (3) months ito.
Once mag-resume ang operations ng lotto, magkakaroon ng 15 days special draw para sa six days na nakabili ng advance tickets. Itago lang nila ang tickets na advance nilang nabili, valid lahat yun.
February 10, 2020: 6D Lotto is now a nationwide lotto game. Players from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao may secure their tickets and tune in every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to win exciting prizes.
Should there be announcement in the future about online sales of PCSO ticket, we will keep everyone informed so you can buy PCSO lotto ticket at the comfort of your homes.
For clarifications, comments, complaints or suggestions about PCSO products and services, you may reach them through their official FB account.