The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) announced Wednesday that lotto games operations would resume on August 4 in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified GCQ.
PCSO general manager Royina Garma said in an interview on Dobol B sa News TV that they already started ticket selling for five lotto games.
“[T]uloy na po, open na kami para magbenta ng mga tickets, effective August 4… lahat nu’ng limang lotto games namin ay available na ibebenta namin,” Garma said.
(It would resume, we are open to selling tickets, effective August 4. All of our five lotto games are available for sale.)
“Kumbaga jackpot-bearing games po lahat ito… at ang pinakamalaking premyo ay P304 million tayo ngayon,” she said.
(It’s all jackpot-bearing games, and the biggest prize now is P304 million.)
The PCSO general manager said each lotto bet would return to P20 from the previous P24.
“Atsaka ang good news po dito, sa August 4, pagbalik ng lotto, bumalik kami ng P20. From P24 balik P20 na ang PCSO,” she said.
(Also, the good news here, on August 4, when the lottery returns, PCSO will return to P20, from P24 back to P20.)
Lotto operations resume in GCQ, MGCQ areas starting August 4
“Tapos ‘yung price payout namin, ‘yung premyo, binalik na namin sa dati rin na buo pa ‘yung premyo na makukuha. Hindi na katulad na pinaghahati-hatian ng mga nanalo. Fixed price ang tawag namin doon,” she added.
(Then our price payout, the prize, we have returned to the previous one with the full prize available. Winners will not divide the prize. We call it a fixed price.)
Garma added PCSO is currently conducting catch-up draws for tickets bought before lotto operations were suspended on March 17.
“Lahat ng mga nakabili ng ticket before COVID, paki-check na lang baka nanalo sila… Dalawa ang dino-draw namin sa isang araw pa makahabol tayo,” she added.
(Those who bought tickets before, please check because you could have won. We draw two every day so we could catch up.)