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PCSO logs P265-M one-day total sales; highest in 5 years

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Continuing to prove that it has the full trust and support of the Filipino bettors, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has recorded P265 million in one-day sales on Tuesday (January 16).

The amount was the highest recorded one-day sales in over five years or since October 14, 2018 when the prize pot hit P1.18-billion.

Lotto sales started to increase since the launch of the PCSO’s ‘Handog Pakabog’ Christmas draws last Dec. 16 after the agency raised the minimum guaranteed prize of Grand Lotto 6/55, UltraLotto 6/58 and, later on, SuperLotto 6/49 to P500-million each.

The PCSO also raised the jackpot of Lotto 6/42 and Mega Lotto 6/45 to P100-million each towards the end of 2023. 

This, as a lucky lone winner bagged the 6/49 jackpot worth over P640 million after guessing correctly the winning combination 26-33-14-48-06-42 drawn last night.

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Last December 29, a government employee from Albay won the P571-million jackpot in the Ultra Lotto 6/58 draw.

The Grand Lotto 6/55, which was worth over P680 million as of January 15, is yet to be won. 

The PCSO has previously breached P1billion sales for a two-week period from Nov. 1 to 14 last year, with the sales of lottery tickets reaching P104.87 million on Nov. 14 alone. 

It was the highest daily sales logged since the PCSO migrated to the Philippine Lottery System (PLS) on Oct. 1, 2023.

PCSO General Manager Melquiades Robles reiterated that the huge sales would not have been possible without the people’s enduring trust and loyalty. 

With this, GM Robles expressed his gratitude to patrons and encourages everyone to continue supporting PCSO-sanctioned games, the sales of which are being used to fund the government’s various charitable programs.

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