Mega Lotto 6/45, Lotto 6/42 ticket price increase

The Mega Lotto 6/45 and Lotto 6/42 ticket price will increase from P10 to P20 per combination starting May 17, 2013, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office announced.

PCSO Lotto
PCSO Lotto

“Effective May 17, 2013, PCSO will increase its price per combination for the Lotto 6/42 and MegaLotto 6/45 games from P10 (ten pesos) per combination to P20 (twenty pesos) per combination,” PCSO General Manager Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II said.

While the prices per combination are up, the minimum jackpot prizes are also doubled from P4.5 Million to P9 million for 6/45 and from P3 Million to P6 million for the 6/42.

“These changes aim to increase for the Charity Funds to expand PCSO's assistance and to better serve Filipinos nationwide,” Rojas explained.

He said every peso revenue from the lotto games is allocated as follows: 55 percent goes to the prize fund; 30 percent to charity fund; and 15 percent to PCSO’s operation.

“With the increase in ticket price, the PCSO expects more funds for our medical programs and health services for our clients,” Rojas added.

Ticket price per Grand Lotto 6/55 or Super Lotto 6/49 combination remains at P20 each.

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