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Super lotto pot to reach P100 million

Posted in Gambling, News Feature by Erineus on February 3, 2009
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MANILA, Philippines — For the first time this year, the jackpot prize for the 6/49 Super Lotto online lottery of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is expected to breach the P100-million mark in today’s draw after nobody won the P92-million jackpot last Sunday, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) spokesman Larry Cedro said.

“We are expecting the prize to reach P100 million for Tuesday’s draw,” Cedro said yesterday.

Last year, the jackpot prize breached the P100-million mark four times.

The Super Lotto online lottery is now being played three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

The PCSO, meanwhile, moved the Power Lotto games to Saturdays to accommodate wealthy bettors.

“The rich lotto players will now have time to play Power Lotto, the most exciting game,” Cedro said.

The Power Lotto, which targets rich bettors, has an initial jackpot prize of P50 million.

For a minimum bet of P50, the player gets to pick a five-digit combination from the numbers 1 to 55 plus a “power number” from the numbers 1 to 10.

However, Cedro said the main focus of the PCSO is to give the regular lotto players more time to play the Super Lotto, which costs only P20 per six-digit combination from the numbers 1 to 49.

Cedro also shared that even if the PCSO has increased the prize of lotto tickets to P20, sales still improved, resulting in the rapid increase of jackpot prizes to reach P100million in just a few weeks.

By Perseus Echeminada


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