The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office has suspended selling of lotto tickets and holding lotto draws on four days this week, from March 24, Maundy Thursday, to March 27, Easter Sunday, in observance of Holy Week.
Ticket selling and draws will resume on March 28, Monday.
According to PCSO vice chairman and general manager Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II, the suspension of the agency’s gaming activities during this period is to “provide the respect proper to the solemnity of the occasion and to give lotto agents and PCSO employees the time off to conduct their own Holy Week observances.”
Rojas said, “We thank the public for their continued support of PCSO lotto and other games which raise funds for PCSO’s many charity programs.”
PCSO’s conduct and management of lotto draw and prize claim processes are certified to ISO 9001:2008 international standards to ensure public trust and confidence in the games.