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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

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 ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 16, 2018 09:00:00
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Two Winners Split Historic Lotto 6/58 Jackpot of Php1.18 Billion

The winners placed their bets in Albay and Eastern Samar, according to PCSO

Two bettors have been proclaimed winners of the Ultra Lotto 6/58 jackpot worth Php1.18 billion, according to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).In a Facebook post last October 14, the PCSO announced that two winners were able to guess the winning six-number ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 15, 2018 10:00:00
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What are the Chances of Winning the Ultra Lotto 6/58 Compared to Other PCSO Games?

Despite tiny odds, people are drawn to Ultra Lotto because of the more than Php1 billion prize. Other games may offer better chances but smaller prizes.

The odds of a lotto ticket winning the Philippine Charity and Sweepstakes Office’s (PCSO) Ultra Lotto 6/58 draw tonight, which commands a top prize of more than Php1 billion, is only one in 40.5 million.Despite the miniscule chances of winning, huge numbers ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 12, 2018 04:00:00
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What is Php1-B Really Worth?

As the Ultra Lotto 6/58 prize surges to more than a billion pesos, here are ways to come to grips with its tangible value

By tonight’s draw, the total jackpot prize for Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s (PCSO) Ultra Lotto 6/58 game would have reached Php1 billion, the agency said in a post on its official Facebook account.This is the record high since Ultra Lotto’s inception in ...

by Pauline Macaraeg and Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 09, 2018 07:00:00
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(Look) How the Ultra-Lotto 6/58 Jackpot Prize Grew to More than Php734-M This Week

Bets reached Php83 million in the week to Sept. 25 alone. In August, it averaged only Php33 million a week

Lines at Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) outlets have grown longer in the past three days as the jackpot prize for the Ultra Lotto 6/58 is expected to soar to record levels during the scheduled draw on Friday, September 28.Since no bettor ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 28, 2018 06:00:00
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Ultra Lotto 6/58 Jackpot Prize Soars to All-Time High of Php574.6 Million

It's also been 87 draws since a winner emerged, the longest since it was introduced in February 2015

A jackpot prize of Php574,579,336 is at stake during the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s (PCSO) draw for its Ultra Lotto 6/58 game tonight.This is the highest jackpot amount for the Ultra Lotto game since it was introduced by the PCSO in February ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 14, 2018 06:00:00
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Lotto Ticket Prices Up 20% Starting July 8 Due to TRAIN Tax Law

Cost of playing popular game of chance rises after doubling of documentary stamp tax rates

Lottery and other gaming tickets sold by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) will cost 20 percent more due to higher taxes brought about by the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law that took effect early this year.Starting July 8, ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 06, 2018 01:00:00
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How Much Money Did the PCSO Give Each Qualified Beneficiary? How Does This Compare to What it Spent for its X-Mas Party?

It gives hefty sums but the number of beneficiaries is tiny compared to those suffering from extreme poverty

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) hogged headlines last week when the House of Representatives conducted a public hearing on allegations that operators of the illegal numbers game jueteng had practically taken over one of its gaming projects, the Small Town Lottery ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | January 30, 2018 02:00:00