Asians are known over the globe as very keen players. They allocate far more earnings for gambling than usual South African citizen. Philippines have almost 101 million population (as counted in 2015 y.) and GDP per capita equal to 8,233$. Currency is peso (PHP) with exchange rate to rand : 1 PHP = R 0.26.
Philippines Charity Sweepstakes Office as a administrator of lottery games
Lotteries existed in the Philippines as early as 1833. Firstly, spanish government conducted lottery games to generate revenues. It is widely known that Dr. Jose Rizal won Php 6,200 in the draw in 1892. He donated winnings for education purposes. This shows that lotteries in PH were always about raising money for charity.
Loteria stopped operation during the Revolution. The idea of holding Lotto games was revived in early 1930s. First sweepstake draw was conducted by the government on 1932 to raise fundsfor sport projects. More draws were held after that by National Charity Sweepstakes organization.
PCSO has been born on june, 1954. Since then, organization presented many lottery games for their citizens. It is known that money raised this way fund provide funding for essential health and welfare projects nationwide.
PCSO lottery - games results,cost and probability
The most playable games in PH are Lottos. These are simple Lotto's known over the world as games where you need to pick up 6 numbers without bonus ball. PCSO offers 5 kinds of this game! So you have the most difficult Ultra Lotto (6/58), then Grand Lotto (6/55), Super Lotto (6/49) Megalotto (6/45) and Lotto (6/42). All the PCSO Lotto and Swertres results are to find on the page https://www.pcsodraw.com. These games single combination coupon costs 20 pesos.
Filipino players have much more to choose from. There are three types of "Pick" games. Pick 3 named Swertres or Suertres. Pick 4 named 4-Digit Lotto and Pick 6 named 6-Digit Lotto. The last PH games is EZ2 which is this type of strange Lotto with selectin 2 numbers from 31 numbers pool. Interesting is the facht that Swertres and EZ2 is not available for whole country and these draws are conducted three times every day. At 11am, 4pm and 9pm.
Similar games in Phillipines and South africa
When considering the chances of winning the most similar game to African Lotto is PH Supr Lotto. Ultra Lotto is two times harder to win! SA Powerball is similar to PH Grand Lotto. The cost of single combination to play is quite similar in both countries.
The difference is many payout dividends are capped to max amount, instead of dividing equally as written in regulations (sa lottery).
Differences between PCSO and SA National Lottery
In Philippine there are no added games like "Plus" games. The lottery markest consist of many different games. Player like to play strange games like Pick/Swertres because these gameshave draws three times a day and people like to see results that often.
Philippine players can't play online their favourite games. Although online gambling procedures can be irritating in SA, it's the matter of time of same adoption in PH.
PCSO Lotto games are very hardand because of that rollovers can reach outstanding sums. Even over 200,000 pesos.