Lotto is back!
Except for those living in areas under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), the public may place lotto bets again for a chance to win a huge sum of money.
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has announced its decision to resume lotto operations effective August 7 in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).
In a Facebook post, PCSO gave the green light to the draws and selling of tickets of lotto jackpot bearing games such as Lotto 6/42, Mega Lotto 6/46, Super Lotto 6/49, Grand Lotto 6/55 and Ultra lotto 6/58.
The selling period of tickets is from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm while the conduct of the draw is at 9:00 pm.
All PCSO games remain suspended in areas under MECQ and enhanced community quarantine.
“Small Town Lottery (STL) games have not yet resumed,” the agency said.
The five places under MECQ until August 18 are Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal.
GCQ status remains in effect in Batangas, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, Talisay City, municipalities of Minglanilla and Consolacion in Cebu, and Zamboanga City until mid-August.
The rest of the country is under the least restrictive MGCQ.