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Lotto jackpot winner keeps it a secret for 10 months

Aug 30, 2019 - 3:08 PM

A Vietnamese refugee who bet on the same numbers in the Canada lottery for 36 years, finally wins the jackpot, but tells no one about it until he claims his winnings 10 months later

Duterte gets back at Gordon over ex-military appointees: ‘Mind your big belly’

Aug 01, 2019 - 10:22 PM

‘Why do you criticize me? It's my prerogative. It is not prohibited by law,’ President Rodrigo Duterte tells Senator Richard Gordon

PREROGATIVE. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte salutes the reception party upon his arrival at the Jolo Airport before heading to Camp Bud Datu in Indanan, Sulu on July 15, 2019. Malacañang photo

Hontiveros on lotto resumption: 'Buti nahimasmasan na si Pangulo'

Jul 31, 2019 - 4:57 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros also tells President Rodrigo Duterte to 'go after those small town lottery franchises fronting for jueteng, strongly regulate Chinese online gambling, and stop recycling corrupt officials'

LOTTO'S BACK. Bettors place their bets at a lotto outlet in Manila on Wednesday, July 31, as the suspension for the PCSO lotto operations was lifted by President Rodrigo Duterte the night before. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PCSO lost P250 million in lotto revenues since gaming shutdown

Jul 31, 2019 - 2:26 PM

The suspension on lotto operations has since been lifted, 4 days after Duterte’s order

LOTTO GAMES RESUME. A draw coordinator start the ball rolling during the opening of the live Lotto draw at the PCSO office in Mandaluyong City on Wednesday, 31, 2019, after the president lifted the suspension of the lotto operations. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Duterte lifts suspension order on lotto operations

Jul 30, 2019 - 10:04 PM

(UPDATED) But other types of gaming operations like small town lottery and Peryahan ng Bayan will remain closed indefinitely, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

Cops started shutting down PCSO Lotto outlets in Makati City today following the order of Pres. Duterte last night. (Makati police photos)

DOLE to aid workers affected by Duterte order vs PCSO games

Jul 29, 2019 - 5:33 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment adds workers may apply for unemployment insurance from the Social Security System

CLOSED. Cops shut down PCSO Lotto outlets in Makati City on July 27, 2019 following the order of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from Makati police

No papers yet for lotto closure, says lessor Pacific Online

Jul 29, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Listed firm Pacific Online says it still has no information on the suspension of PCSO gaming operations beyond public statements of President Rodrigo Duterte and the PCSO

Duterte verbal order enough for PCSO closures, arrests – PNP

Jul 29, 2019 - 10:56 AM

(UPDATED) 'There are several ways of giving directives. And verbal directive is one. That’s binding,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

CLOSED. NCRPO Regional Director Guillermo Eleazar along with QCPD Station 10 police closes down a lotto outlet along Edsa and Kamuning, Quezon City on July 27, 2019, after President Duterte declared the Lotto, STL and other online games under the PCSO as illegal. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

PCSO gaming shutdown an exercise of police power – Guevarra

Jul 28, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra orders an NBI probe and says PCSO games may not resume until the investigation is done

'CLOSED.' Police shuts down a lottery outlet in Quezon City on Saturday, July 27, after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a shutdown of all PCSO gaming operations. Makati police photo

TUCP asks Duterte to consider workers affected by crackdown on PCSO games

Jul 27, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines appeals to President Rodrigo Duterte to institute reforms in the agency as soon as possible to avoid compromising workers' livelihoods

SHUT DOWN. Members of the Philippine National Police, including NCR top cop Guillermo Eleazar (right most) immediately close PCSO establishments following President Duterte's order. NCRPO photo

PCSO to appeal Duterte order vs lotto, STL, other games

Jul 27, 2019 - 12:14 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'The PCSO shall appeal to the Office of the President for the resumption of the conduct of all games,' says PCSO General Manager Royina Garma

APPEAL TO COME. PCSO General Manager Royina Garma addresses the public in a video flashed by state broadcaster PTV 4. Screenshot from PTV Facebook page

Lone bettor wins P12 million in 6-Digit Lotto

Jun 09, 2019 - 2:06 PM

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office says no one won the Grand Lotto 6/55 jackpot worth P30 million

JACKPOT. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office draws a winner in the 6-digit lotto. File photo by Rappler

Tondo bettor wins Grand Lotto 6/55 P210 million jackpot

May 29, 2019 - 1:09 PM

The lucky wager is cast in a stall in Manuguit, Tondo

Cebu bettor wins over P100M Lotto 6/42 jackpot

May 22, 2019 - 4:40 PM

The winning combination of 19-34-25-01-04-13 gives a P107, 289, 200.80 payoff

P142-million Super Lotto jackpot goes to lone bettor

May 12, 2019 - 11:55 PM

(UPDATED) The P72-million Ultra Lotto jackpot is also won by one bettor on Sunday, May 12

Canadian couple find lost ticket to become last-minute lotto millionaires

Apr 04, 2019 - 10:29 AM

The winning lotto ticket that had been forgotten in a book for months is found two days before the last day for claiming the jackpot

MILLIONAIRES. Screenshot from the Loto-Québec site. Translated caption says in part: Nicole Pedneault and Roger Larocque claimed a prize of $ 1,000,000 two days before the expiry date of their precious ticket! ... the couple of Montrealers discovered just in time that he had a winning ticket to the 100 $ ULTIME lottery, whose draw took place on April 5, 2018.

Bettor from Cebu City wins P239-million lotto jackpot

Jan 22, 2019 - 10:09 PM

A lone bettor who bought his ticket in SM City Cebu wins the P239-million Grand Lotto 6/55 jackpot

Top Google searches in PH for 2018: Lotto results, Ex Battalion, Meteor Garden

Dec 17, 2018 - 4:02 PM

The top 2 terms overall are 'MemoryHackers' and 'Hot Shot Gamers,' which are a cheating or an in-game hacking mechanism for the battle royale videogame 'Rules of Survival'

Bettor from Naga City wins P30 million lotto jackpot

Nov 07, 2018 - 10:00 PM

A lone bettor who bought his ticket in Naga City wins P30 million Lotto 6/42 jackpot

Both Ultra Lotto winners claim blockbuster winnings at PCSO

Oct 23, 2018 - 7:02 PM

The PCSO says the winners from Eastern Samar and Albay have claimed separately their multi-million peso winning checks


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Oct 15, 2018 - 12:26 PM

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2 win P1.18-billion Ultra Lotto jackpot

Oct 14, 2018 - 10:11 PM

The jackpot for October 14, 2018, is the biggest in lotto history in the country

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Oct 08, 2018 - 9:49 PM

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Ultra Lotto jackpot exceeds P1 billion; PCSO says even foreigners can win

Oct 08, 2018 - 3:37 PM

PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan says anyone above 18 years old can win the historic billion-peso Ultra Lotto jackpot

Bettors queue for the Ultra lotto 6/58 on a lotto outlet in Quaipo, Manila with the jackpot prize P 795 million pesos on Sunday's draw the largest prize in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s history. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LIST: Biggest lotto jackpots won in PH

Oct 02, 2018 - 8:37 PM

The biggest Filipino lotto winner to date is a balikbayan from Olongapo City who won the whopping P741-million Grand Lotto jackpot in 2010

Do you feel lucky? Ultra Lotto jackpot now over P800 million

Oct 01, 2018 - 7:16 PM

With the prize money breaching the P800-million mark, this is the PCSO's richest lotto draw

PCSO reports P15.98 billion revenue in 1st quarter of 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:06 PM

The amount represents the combined revenue from all Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office products, namely Lotto, Keno, Sweepstakes, and Small Town Lottery

PCSO mulls small town lottery expansion to boost funds

Aug 23, 2016 - 2:27 PM

There is an acceptable fact that gambling is a way of life ‘Di natin maaalis ito so pagkakitaan na lang says Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez who has proposed the expanded implementation of the Small Town Lottery

MONEY TALK. PSCO vice chairperson and general manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II (2nd from right) faces the House Committee on Appropriations on August 23. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Lawmaker wants DSWD to use unclaimed lotto prizes

Aug 06, 2016 - 1:38 PM

At present unclaimed lotto prizes go to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office PCSO charity fund providing medical assistance to poor patients

BETTER USE OF FUNDS? A version of HB Number 5257 was first filed in December 2014, but it was not passed into law.

Movie reviews: All 9 CineFilipino 2016 feature length films

Mar 23, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Movie critic Oggs Cruz shares his thoughts on the 9 feature length films in the festival

All photos are screenshots from the films' YouTube trailers

No winner in US lottery draw, jackpot swells to $1.3 billion

Jan 10, 2016 - 7:57 PM

To win all 6 numbers on the lottery ticket must be correct with the first 5 in any order The final number however must be the Powerball number

POWERBALL. From $900 million, the latest Powerball cash prize swells to $1.3 billion after no winner had been found. Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images/ AFP

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Are OFWs required to file income tax returns?

Sep 19, 2015 - 9:00 AM

A child of an OFW asks about the family s tax related dilemmas

PGMC asks Aquino to intervene in PCSO lotto row

Apr 02, 2013 - 7:06 PM

Philippine Gaming Management Corporation PGMC plans to appeal to President Aquino regarding the cases it has with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office PCSO

APPEALING TO THE PRESIDENT. Philippine Gaming Management Corporation (PGMC) plans to appeal to President Aquino regarding its case with PCSO. Photo by Rappler/Lean Santos

2 win P299-M Grand Lotto Jackpot

Sep 12, 2012 - 9:38 PM

2 winners of Grand Lotto 6 55 with prize money of P299 million

600 new lotto, keno terminals rolling out nationwide

May 23, 2012 - 7:08 PM

Pacific Online Systems Corporation plans to install 600 new gaming terminals nationwide with the majority for Keno which is considered the company s growth market

Who's the 13th lucky Grand Lotto winner?

Feb 10, 2012 - 9:09 AM

Big payday awaits next Grand Lotto 6 55 winner: PCSO pegs jackpot to breach P264 M by Saturday