There are already a total of 1,513 first prize winners in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes (PCSO) Lotto Draws from 1995 up to July 2010. There have been Php26,071,057,584.67 already given away as Jackpot prizes for the first prize winners for the same period.
The Philippine Lotto Draw started way back in 1995 with the standard Lotto 6/42 where bettors were to correctly select 6 numbers out of 1-42. The draw is broadcasted live on the National Broadcasting Network (NBN) and simulcast live on AM radio via DZME. There can be multiple winners in a single draw.
Lotto 6/42 Winners
The Lotto 6/42 Draw is the earliest form of the Philippine Lotto Draw and was introduced in 1995. The minimum jackpot price is Php3,000,000.00. As of July 2010, there have been 772 Jackpot winners in this draw. PCSO has also given away a total of Php8,733,498,531.96 for the Jackpot winners of Lotto 6/42 Draw.
Mega Lotto 6/45 Winners
The Mega Lotto 6/45 Draw is an improved version of the Lotto 6/42 which is slightly harder to win. The bettor must select 6 correct numbers out of 1-45 to win. The minimum jackpot prize for the winner is Php4,500,000.00. As of July 2010, there have been 557 lucky Jackpot winners in this type of draw. A total of Php10,150,360,877.71 has been given away to the Jackpot winners of the Mega Lotto 6/45 Draw.
Super Lotto 6/49 Winners
The Super Lotto 6/49 Draw makes winning much more difficult but also increased the jackpot prize. The bettor must select 6 correct numbers out of 1-49 to win at least Php8,000,000.00 jackpot money. As of July 2010, there have been 183 lucky winners and PCSO has given them a total of Php7,052,568,301.80 for this type of draw.
Included in the 183 lucky jackpot winners of Super Lotto 6/49 Draw is a 60-year-old laborer from Quezon City who singularly won Php249,005,120.00 on March 30, 2008. This is the largest single-winning prize.
On February 22, 2009, two winners shared the Php347,836,903.00 jackpot money.
Grand Lotto 6/55 Winners
The Grand Lotto 6/55 Draw is the latest addition to the Philippine Lotto Draws. It was started on April 2010. It is the most difficult to win because the bettor has to select 6 correct number out of 1-55. The minimum jackpot prize is Php30,000,000.00.
As of today, there had only been two winners of the Grand Lotto 6/55 Draw. It was won on May 12, 2010 draw with the numbers 45-27-29-12-39-31. The jackpot prize won was Php134,629,873.20.
The other Grand Lotto 6/55 Draw winner won on November 29, 2010 draw with the numbers 11-16-42-47-31-37. The jackpot prize won was Php741,176,323.20. The winner was from Olongapo City, Zambales.
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