PCSO E-Lotto


PCSO E-Lotto is the online version of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s (PCSO) traditional lottery games. It’s a digital platform that allows Filipinos aged 18 and above to place bets and claim winnings electronically. PCSO E-Lotto is a safe, convenient, and modern way to play your favorite PCSO lotto games like Grand Lotto 6/55, Ultra Lotto 6/58, Lotto 6/49, and more, all from the comfort of your own home or anywhere with an internet connection.

Launched in December 2023, it aims to provide a more convenient, secure, and accessible way to play the lottery while curbing illegal online gambling and generating revenue for the government.

On December 15, 2023, the Richmonde Hotel, Z1 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig City, 3rd Floor Syquia, Redwood, Sycamore Rooms, proudly announced the launch of PCSO E-Lotto test run, the official online platform for your favorite lotto games. This groundbreaking initiative marks the dawn of a new era, bringing convenience, security, and a world of possibilities to the fingertips of every Filipino player.

Imagine this: No more braving long lines or battling the elements to grab your lucky ticket. With PCSO E-Lotto, the game comes to you, transforming your living room, coffee shop, or anywhere with an internet connection into your personal lottery haven.

What are the benefits of PCSO E-Lotto?

PCSO E-Lotto, the digital version of the traditional lottery, offers a range of benefits for both players and the government. Here are some key advantages:

For Players:

  • Convenience: No need to travel to physical outlets. Play from the comfort of your home or anywhere with internet access.
  • Accessibility: Expands reach to players in remote areas and those with limited mobility.
  • Security: Secure platform with encryption and digital verification. Reduces risk of ticket loss or fraud.
  • Transparency: Access to real-time game information and ticket tracking.
  • Faster payouts: The win verification and payout process is simplified and faster through online channels.
  • Wider game selection: Potential for introducing new and innovative games in the future.

For the Government:

  • Increased revenue: E-Lotto is expected to attract a larger player base, generating higher revenue.
  • Improved efficiency: Automates ticket sales and prize verification, reducing operational costs.
  • Enhanced security: The electronic platform minimizes the risk of fraud and corruption.
  • Charity funding: Increased revenue translates to more funds for PCSO’s charitable projects, supporting healthcare, education, and other social welfare initiatives.
  • Curbing illegal gambling: E-Lotto provides a safer and legal alternative to illegal online number games.

Additional benefits:

  • Environmental impact: Reduces paper ticket usage and associated waste generation.
  • Data-driven insights: PCSO can gain valuable data on player preferences and behavior to improve game offerings and marketing strategies.

How do I play PCSO E-Lotto?

Playing PCSO E-Lotto: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to register?

Step 1: Register on the PCSO E-Lotto website or app.

  • Visit the official PCSO E-Lotto website or download the mobile app when it becomes available.
  • Click “Register” and fill out the required information, including your name, email address, phone number, and desired password.
  • You must register at least 18 years old and be a Philippine citizen. 
  • Verify your registration through the email or SMS verification code sent to you.

How do I log in to PCSO E-LOTTO?

After you register, you need to log in to your account.

Logging in to PCSO E-Lotto is a straightforward process, but let’s go through it step-by-step for clarity:

On the website:

  1. Navigate to the PCSO E-Lotto website: https://elotto.pcso.gov.ph/login
  2. Locate the “Login” section: You’ll see it on the top right corner of the homepage.
  3. Enter your credentials:
  • Username or Email Address: Use the same username or email address you used during registration.
  • Password: Enter your chosen password.

      4 Click “Login”: Once you’ve entered both fields, click the “Login” button.

On the mobile app (future release):

When the PCSO E-Lotto mobile app becomes available, the login process will be similar:

  1. Open the app and locate the “Login” area.
  2. Enter your username, email address, and password.
  3. Tap the “Login” button.

How can one confirm a bettor’s legal age for participating in PCSO Elotto?

Confirming a bettor’s legal age for PCSO E-Lotto involves a combination of online and offline measures implemented both before and after participation:

Before participating:

  • Online Age Verification: During registration, users must enter their birthdate. This information is stored and compared against their government-issued ID when claiming prizes exceeding ₱25,000.
  • ID Verification: Click KYC Setting. Uploading a valid ID with a photo and birthdate is mandatory for registration. The platform uses OCR technology to extract the birthdate and cross-check it against government databases for authenticity.
  • Biometric verification (future): PCSO explores fingerprint or facial recognition during registration for further age verification and fraud prevention.

How to Deposit in my E-Lotto account?

Step 2: Deposit funds into your E-Lotto account.

  • You can deposit funds using various methods, such as GCash
  • BancNet online banking
  • Over-the-counter payment at accredited partner banks and Bayad centers
  • The minimum deposit amount is ₱100.

How to Play PCSO E-Lotto?

Here’s a summary of how to play the lotto game; you can also check our site for more details.

Step 3: Choose your favorite lotto game and lucky numbers.

  • PCSO E-Lotto currently offers two games: 6/42 Lotto
  • Choose 6 numbers from 1 to 42.
  • You can choose your numbers manually or use the “Quick Pick” option for a random selection.
  • You can also play system bets, which involve choosing more than the required numbers for a higher chance of winning (but at a higher cost).

Step 4: Confirm your bet and pay.

  • Review your chosen game, numbers, and bet amount.
  • Click on “Confirm Bet” and enter your payment details.
  • Your bet will be confirmed once payment is successful.

How much is the Online Lotto ticket in E-lotto?

The price of an online lotto ticket in PCSO E-Lotto varies depending on the specific game you choose. Here’s a breakdown:

Current games and prices: ₱20 per ticket

Future considerations:

  • PCSO may introduce new games with different price points in the future.
  • The platform currently doesn’t offer system bets, which involve selecting more numbers than required for a higher chance of winning but at a higher cost. When system bets are introduced, their pricing might differ from single-ticket prices.

Tips for choosing your game:

  • Consider your budget and the potential winnings.
  • Choose a game with odds that suit your risk tolerance.

Step 5: Check the draw results.

  • Draw results are posted on the PCSO E-Lotto website and app after each draw.
  • You can also check the results through SMS or text messages.

Step 6: Claim your winnings (if any).

  • The prize money will be automatically credited to your E-Lotto account if you win.
    • You can claim your winnings through the following methods: Withdraw to your linked GCash account (for prizes up to ₱25,000)
    • Claim at PCSO accredited outlets or PCSO headquarters (for prizes exceeding ₱25,000)
  • Remember to bring your valid ID and winning ticket when claiming your prize.

Additional tips:

  • Read the PCSO E-Lotto Terms and Conditions before playing.
  • Set a budget for your E-Lotto playing and stick to it.
  • Gamble responsibly and only play with money you can afford to lose.
  • Keep your E-Lotto account information private.

PCSO Schedule of ELotto Games


See PCSO lotto results summary

What payment methods are accepted on PCSO E-LOTTO?

Currently, one main payment method is available for PCSO E-Lotto:

  • GCash: This popular e-wallet platform allows for convenient and secure cashless deposits into your PCSO E-Lotto account. You can easily top up your GCash balance through various channels and use it to make E-Lotto bets.

However, additional payment options are in the works:

  • BancNet online banking: PCSO is collaborating with banks to integrate online banking options for direct deposits into E-Lotto accounts.
  • Over-the-counter payments: Discussions are ongoing with partner banks and Bayad centers to enable cash deposits for E-Lotto through accredited outlets nationwide.

Future possibilities:

  • More e-wallets: PCSO may integrate additional e-wallet platforms besides GCash.
  • Direct debit options: Linking E-Lotto accounts to bank accounts for direct debit payments might be considered in the long run.

So, while GCash remains the only available option for now, expect more payment methods to be introduced soon, offering greater flexibility and convenience for E-Lotto players.

Remember, play responsibly and choose the best payment method for your needs and budget.

PCSO announcement of Handog Pakabog

e-lotto handog pakabog

What an exciting news! 

PCSO did announce that “Handog Pakabog” will start on December 16, 2023. 

Here’s what we know:

Handog Pakabog:

  • This translates to “Gift Surprise” in English and marks the start of PCSO’s Christmas season promotions.
  • The main highlight is the significant increase in minimum jackpot prizes for Grand Lotto 6/55 and Ultra Lotto 6/58 games, both now guaranteed to be at least ₱500 million each. This is a substantial boost from the previous minimums of ₱250 million for Grand Lotto and ₱300 million for Ultra Lotto.
  • This increase in prize money aims to attract more players and boost PCSO revenue.
  • Create bigger and more exciting wins during the festive season.
  • Spread Christmas cheer and give players a chance to win life-changing prizes.

Additional elements of Handog Pakabog:

  • PCSO might announce other special Christmas promos or draws alongside the increased jackpots.
  • Expect increased advertising and marketing efforts around Handog Pakabog to raise awareness and encourage participation.

Overall, Handog Pakabog marks the kickoff of PCSO’s Christmas festivities, offering players a chance at significantly larger prizes and festive excitement.

PCSO E-Lotto represents a significant step forward for the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office by offering a modern, convenient, and responsible way to play the lottery.

Remember to play responsibly and within your means, regardless of the tempting prizes. Enjoy the holiday season, and good luck with your bets!

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