How To Play Lotto Philippines?

Hard work brings money, true! But easy work brings money too.Quick and easy money is desired by a lot of people and that is why they opt for lotteries. Lotteries involve selling tickets and drawing numbers for a price, if you make the right guess you could become rich overnight.

Lotto Philippines is an example of well known lotteries. Lotto Philippines is a game that started in 1995 as an initiative of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

If you are reading this article then perhaps you have been asking yourself about how to play lotto Philippines? How fair the game is? How well does it pay? How easy is the process? And so on.

Well, you have come to the right place for the right answers. In this article I will take you through all you need to know about playing the lotto Philippines. I will explain, step by step, how to play the game, the pre-draw process that ensures fairness. You will also learn in this article how much it pays and how little you get to drop in return. Let’s go!

Here’s the pre-draw process

1. Lotto Philippines is a very fair game. Before the game, inspection of the balls and the blowing machine ( Mega Gems) are critically done by the panel of judges and some other neutral people who have no connect with Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). They ensure there is nothing hidden inside the mega gems. These are done to ensure the game is not invalidated by any hidden balls or blockage.

2. For this game, there are often 3 suitcases filled with balls. These are differentiated by numbers or letters. Randomly with card, a set is picked after card is displayed for transparency.

3. The next step after selection of balls is weighing of the balls to see if they have same weight. This is achieved with a digital scale. Like I have rightly stated, this lottery is a fair one. All these are done under video coverage to ward off any cheating or ball exchange.

4. After that has been successfully done, the head of the panel then goes ahead to load the balls into the mega gem’s loading bays.

5.The balls are loaded by the mega gems from the loading bays right into the draw chamber. The blower mixes up the balls. Then after 6 numbers are drawn into the right loading bay. This only happens in the number lottery games. The numbers are clearly shown to you to see drawn numbers.

You can see how free and fair the process is. It has just 2 human interventions and the remaining process is automated.

Now, before I go into the playing process, let us have an overview of the various categories of lotto Philippines.

1. Lotto 6/42: This game requires a 6 number combination to be drawn from number 1 to 42. 3 out of your chosen numbers have to match the 6 preselected numbers before you can win a prize. To win the jackpot, get all six numbers.

2. Super Lotto 6/49: This game requires a 6 number combination to be drawn from number 1 to 49. 3 out of your chosen numbers have to match the 6 preselected numbers before you can win a prize. To win the jackpot, get all six numbers.

3. Mega Lotto 6/45: Similar to the previous one, this also requires a 6 number combination to be drawn from number 2 to 45. Also, 3 out of chose numbers must be in the 6 preselected numbers for you to win a prize.

4. Grand Lotto 6/55: This one draws a 6 number combination from 1 to 55. This has produced the largest jackpot to be won. It has a minimum jackpot of ₱30,000,000. It is known to have the largest jackpot winnings.

5. Ultra Lotto 6/58: Most recent of them all, It was birthed in 2015. It is not so different from the previous ones. 1 to 58 is the range for the combination to be picked from. Has a minimum jackpot of PHP50,000,000.00.

6. 4-Digit Game: Here, the mega gems are in 4 chambers. They all pull out numbers from 0 – 9. You must have the last two digits of the combination (at least) if you must win.

7. 6-Digit Game: Just the same as the 4 digits game but numbers are pulled out from 6 chambered mega gems. First or last 3 digits of pulled numbers is the least requirement to win this game.

8. Suertres 3 Lotto: A fixed payout game that requires 3 chambered mega gems. These 3 chambers pull numbers from 0-9. It is the most popular of the fixed payout games.

9. EZ2 Lotto: This is also a fixed payout game that draws from the numbers 1- 31. To win, then you must have the exact 2 numbers that usually occurs twice from the combination.

How To Play Lotto Philippines

1. How to play Lotto 6/42

  • To play this, you have to purchase a ticket of 20 pesos
  • Numbers from draw is selected.
  • You have to pick 6 digits from 1 to 42. In a vertical line, you then have to mark out these numbers. LP (lucky pick) Is there for you if you don’t know what to pick.
  • Incase of a mistake, you will have to mark the void box to note the cancellation of the board.
  • To hit the jackpot, you have to get all the six digits in no order. But you can still win other prizes if you get between 3 to 5 numbers of the 6 digits. If two jackpot winners emerge, they get to share the money equally.

2. How to play Mega Lotto 6/45

  • You should first purchase a ticket of 20 pesos
  • Numbers from draw is selected.
  • Then you must pick 6 digits from 1 to 45. In a vertical line, you have to mark out these numbers. Marking LP for lucky pick is an alternative.
  • You will have to mark the void box to note the cancellation of the board if an error occurs.
  • Just like the lotto 6/42, all 6 digits must be got right but not necessarily in same order for the grand prize to be won. In case of 2 winners the money is shared into 2. Others who get 3,4 or 5 of the combination get to win prizes too.

3. How to play Grand Lotto 6/55

  • Purchase of a ticket that cost 20 pesos
  • On your payslip, Mark 6 numbers of your choice but between 1 and 55. Alternatively, you can choose to give your selected digits to your lotto operator. Lucky Pick can also be opted for.
  • The minimum jackpot prize is Php 30 million pesos, next is Php 200,000.00. Also, Php 3,000.00 for four winning nos. and Php 20.00 for 3.
  • There is an advance play that allows for consecutive 6 draws.

4. How to play Ultra Lotto 6/58

  • Purchase 20 pesos ticket.
  • Select 6 digits from 1 to 58.
  • To hit the jackpot you have to pick 6 out of the 6 numbers. The prize for the jackpot is Php 231 Million.
  • Picking 3, 4 or 5 correct numbers attract up to Php 280,000.00, Php 3,800.00 and Php 20.00 as the case may be.

5. How to play 4-Digit Game

  • First you have to buy a ticket. It cost 10 pesos.
  • Tick a number from 0-9 each on the 4 columns of the payslip. Tell your choice digit to your lotto operator or use the Lucky Pick (LP).
  • There is an AMT panel for you to mark the play amount you want. You can also pick more than one number amounts on the AMT panel, for example Php 130.00 you can tick Php 100.00 and then 30.00 in the column.
  • Submit play slip to your lotto operator.
  • You have to pay for the ticket cost which will vary based on the play amount you chose. However, the least amount you can play with is Php10.00 per 4 digits combination.
  • Your ticket is the official receipt under this game so you need to get it.
  • For this game, if you get the 4 digits exactly as they are you get 10.000 pesos. 800 pesos if you get the last 3 numbers as drawn and if you get 2 numbers in order you get 100 pesos.
  • Note that the higher you amount you play the higher you stand to win.

6. 6-Digit Game

  • Your ticket for this game costs 10 pesos
  • From 0 to 9, you will select a number each on the 6 column. Lucky Pick is an option you have to pick numbers if you don’t have any in mind.
  • Select your play AMT. You have 10.00 per combination. If you want to play Php 150 you can split the by filling Php 100 separately and the Php 50. The least you can play is Php10
  • Note: The higher your play AMT the higher you stand to win. If you get the 6 digits in exact order you get 150,000 pesos. 40,000 pesos for last 5 digits in order, last four digits got rightly equals 4,000 pesos while 4 and 3 digits give 400 and 40 pesos as the case may be.

7. How to play EZ2 Lotto

  • Ticket costs 10 pesos.
  • You need to mark two numbers from the 2 available sets that ranges from 1 to 31. Do this with the use of the EZ2 play slip.
  • If you get 2 digits in the right order you win 4000 pesos.

Alternatively you can play the Lucky Pick (LP).

  • If it is the EZ2 Rambolito game you want to play, you can just mark “Rambolito”.
  • Hand your slip to the Lotto operator. This is needed for validation.
  • The least amount you can play is Php10.00 per 2 digits combination.
  • Your ticket is the official receipt under this game so you need to get it.

8. How to play Suertres 3 Lotto

  • Get your 10 pesos worth ticket
  • In a vertical line, Mark your 3 number combination from 000-999. The Lucky Pick is also there for you. Here you use suertes pay slip.
  • Choose the number of draws you want to play
  • On AMT panel, tick your desired play amount. The limit is Php 10 per 3 digit combination.
  • If you get two digits in right order 4,500 pesos. If you’re using the Rambolito you win 2000 pesos.

 How to claim your lotto prize

1. Write your name and sign behind your winning ticket (s).

2.  If your prize is between Php 20.00 to Php 5,000.00, then you can simply claim it at any lotto outlet that is recognised. Alternatively you can claim it at any PCSO Provincial District Offices close to you.

3. If you earned prizes from Php 5,000.00 – 200,000.00 then receive your prize at PCSO Provincial District office or the Main Office at Quezon City.

4. If you won the grand prize, it can only be claimed at PCSO Main Office, Q. I. Compound, E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave, Quezon City.


These are easy ways to play your lotto Philippines. It is not a long process as you might have thought. In this article, I have covered various categories of the lotto game, how to play the lotto Philippines, how to claim your prize and more.

Did you enjoy it? I’m guessing you did. I certainly do hope you have learned and I also hope you found what you needed before reading this article.

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