PCSO resumes Lotto games, draws after Duterte lifts suspension
MANILA, Philippines — After President Rodrigo Duterte lifted the suspension on Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) gaming activities, the agency officially announced on Wednesday the resumption of its Lotto games.
In a statement, the PCSO said the following Lotto games have resumed operations:
– Lotto 6/42
– Mega Lotto 6/45
– Super Lotto 6/49
– Grand Lotto 6/55
– Ultra Lotto 6/58
– 6 Digit Game
– 4 Digit Game
– Suertres Lotto
– EZ2 Lotto
The PCSO added that the resumption of Lotto draws “shall take effect today.”
“For those who are holding advanced Lotto tickets, please stay tuned in for the draw schedule announcements. Lotto draws that were suspended from July 27-30, 2019 shall proceed and will be conducted at the Official PCSO Draw Court at the PCSO Head Office,” the agency said.
It added that it would continue in its “endeavor to fight and eradicate illegal gambling and corruption as the [a]gency thrives in serving the public, especially those who are in dire need of help.”
Last Friday, Duterte ordered the suspension of all PCSO gaming activities due to “massive corruption” in the agency.
Four days later, Malacañang announced that Duterte has lifted the suspension on PCSO’s Lotto operations but clarified that other gaming activities of the agency—such as the Small-Town Lottery (STL), Keno, and Peryahan ng Bayan (PNB)—remain suspended. /muf
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