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Which of PCSO's Major Games Produced the Most Winners in the Past 12 Months?

Some games have just a handful of winners while others have more than a score. Here's why
By Pauline Macaraeg |

 

 

There has been a total of 70 winners over the past year in Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office's (PCSO's) five lottery games with the highest jackpot prizes: Ultra Lotto 6/58, Grand Lotto 6/55, Super Lotto 6/49, Mega Lotto 6/45 and Lotto 6/42.

 

Among the top five game plays, the Lotto 6/42 had the most number of winners at 21, while the Ultra Lotto 6/58 recorded the lowest at only four.

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The figures are consistent the probabilities in guessing the winning combinations, as a single Lotto 6/42 ticket has one in over five million chances to be correct, while a bettor in Ultra Lotto 6/58 only has one chance out of over 40 million possible combinations. (See infographic)

 

 

Related story: What are the Chances of Winning the Ultra Lotto 6/58 Compared to Other PCSO Games?

 

 

All other games follow this pattern except the Grand Lotto 6/55. Despite providing slimmer chances of winning (one in 29 million), it recorded a higher number of winners at 14 over the past year—higher than Super Lotto 6/49’s 12 winners. There is one in 14 million chances in winning the Super Lotto 6/49—twice that of the Grand Lotto 6/55.

 

Expectedly, higher win probabilities and more winners come at the cost of lower average winnings. Ultra Lotto 6/58 winners won the highest average cash prize while the lowest average winnings went to winners of Lotto 6/42.

 

The numbers used in the infographic covers all draws of the top five games between October 15, 2017 and October 15, 2018.

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Two bettors won the highest jackpot prize in PCSO history, which was Php1.2 billion, on October 14, Sunday, during the Ultra Lotto 6/58 draw.

 

 

Related story: Two Winners Split Historic Lotto 6/58 Jackpot of Php1.18 Billion

 

 

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Pauline Macaraeg is Entrepreneur PH's data journalist

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