Philippine Lotto 6/42 Draw Schedule: When is the PCSO lotto schedule for Philippine Lotto 6/42 draw? What is the draw time for Lotto 6/42 today? How many times a week does PCSO have a Lotto 6/42 draw?
What is the Philippine Lotto 6/42 Draw?
Philippine Lotto 6/42 is the flagship lotto game in the Philippines. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or PCSO started conducting the Lotto 6/42 way back in 1995. At first, the draws were divided into the two regions of Luzon and Visayas-Mindanao. However, ten years after on 2005, the two draws were combined to form a national draw.
The Philippine Lotto 6/42 draw is conducted by drawing six numbers from a lot of numbers from 1 to 42. Bettors who get at least three numbers correctly will win a prize.
Ticket Price, Minimum Jackpot Prize and Consolation Payout
Anyone of legal age can try his luck on the Philippine Lotto 6/42 game for as low as ten pesos (P10) per ticket.
The mininum amount of the jackpot prize for the Lotto 6/42 draw is three million pesos (P3,000,000). The amount of the pot increases as long as nobody has won it. As soon as someone has already won the prize, the amount of the jackpot goes back to the minimum jackpot prize.
The jackpot prize is won by matching all the six winning numbers. If there are more than one winners, the jackpot prizes is equally divided among them.
Bettors who have three, four, or five of the six winning numbers will win consolation or minor prizes. Getting three out of the six winning combination will win the bettor twenty pesos (P20). Getting four out of the six winning combination will win him five hundred pesos (P500). Getting five out of the six winning combination will win him twenty thousand pesos.
Chances of Winning the Philippine Lotto 6/42 Jackpot Prize
The chances of getting all the six winning numbes in a Philippine Lotto 6/42 game are 1 in 5,245,786. There are more winners of this game than in other games because of the higher chance of winning.
Philippine Lotto 6/42 Draw Schedule
The schedule of Philippine Lotto 6/42 draw is conducted only two times a week every Tuesdays and Saturdays at 9:00PM. This is the only lotto draw conducted only two times a week. Other games are conducted three times or more a week. Each draw is aired over at National Broadcasting Network NBN Channel 4 together with other draws in a 15 to 20 minute program with no commercial breaks.
Bettors can only buy tickets up to 8:00PM before the lotto draw.