6/45 and 6/42 consolation prizes not increasing?

While the price per combination and minimum jackpot for the MegaLotto 6/45 and Lotto 6/42 have gone up effective May 17, 2013, its seems the consolation prizes did not increase.

PCSO increased the price per combination for the Lotto 6/42 and MegaLotto 6/45 games from P10 to P20. At the same time, the minimum jackpot doubled from P4.5 Million to P9 million for 6/45 and from P3 Million to P6 million for the 6/42.

However, the 6/45 consolation prizes remain at P23,000 for 5 winning numbers, P600 for 4 and P40 for 3. For the 6/42, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th prizes also remain at P20,000, P500 and P20, respectively.

As posted earlier, we have cross-checked the MegaLotto and 6/42 “Prize Payout Chart” at the PCSO official website. It still shows the same amounts for the second to fourth prizes despite the increase in price per combination and minimum jackpot starting Friday.

PCSO Lotto Prize Payout Chart
PCSO Lotto Prize Payout Chart
This issue has sparked online outrage from lotto enthusiasts. The PCSO needs to make some clarification.