MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) will resume operating lotto games on Aug. 4.
The PCSO said the selling of lotto tickets will resume on that date in selected areas, depending on the community quarantine category and lockdown status as mandated by the concerned local government unit, for all Lotto games – Regular Lotto 6/42, Super Lotto 6/49, Mega Lotto 6/45, Ultra Lotto 6/58 and Grand Lotto 6/55.
The agency also reiterated that the lotto ticket price has been rolled back to P20.
The PCSO made the announcement as it started holding “catch-up” draws for lotto tickets bought by bettors prior to the suspension of all the agency’s games last March 17.
Royina Garma, PCSO general manager, said the catch-up draws will be held over the next couple of weeks.
“We’ll be doing it for 15 days. In one day, we’ll have two draws,” Garma told reporters.
Garma said that they may resume regular lotto operations and draws once they finish with the catch-up draws.
In a public advisory posted by the PCSO on their website, the agency said the catch-up draws will be broadcst live over the PCSO and PTV Facebook pages and YouTube channels, and on a delayed telecast on state-run television station PTV4.
“We wish to emphasize that the PCSO has not resumed its regular gaming operations. There shall still be no selling, ticket validation, and prize claiming for the duration of the catch-up draws, as all Lotto outlets shall remain closed,” the advisory said.
“Regularly check and visit www.pcso.gov.ph or PCSO’s official Facebook page for updates in the resumption of our gaming operations,” the PCSO urged.
In the catch-up draws held yesterday, the PCSO drew the winning numbers for Ultra Lotto 6/58 which had a jackpot prize of P304.8 million; Regular Lotto 6/42 which carried a jackpot of P35.3 million; Super Lotto 6/49 with jackpot prize of 38.1 million; Grand Lotto 6/55 which carried a jackpot prize of P79.8 million; and Mega Lotto 6/45 with a jackpot of P8.9 million for the supposed March 16 and 17, 2020, draws.
The Regular Lotto 6/42 draw yielded a winning combination of 38-09-42-30-08-34, Ultra Lotto 6/58 draw yielded a winning combination of 43-15-21-17-27-54, and Super Lotto 6/49 a winning combination of 29-05-33-37-26-35 for the catch-up draw on March 17.
On the other hand, the Mega Lotto 6/45 catch-up draw for March 16 yielded a winning combination of 05-26-12-09-24-08, and the Grand Lotto 6/55 had a winning combination of 54-10-45-41-49-12.
Garma said that there were no jackpot winners in all the lotto catch-up draws for March 16 and 17.
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