After months of suspension following the implementation of quarantine procedures around the country, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) announced Lotto games will resume August 4 in areas under general and modified community quarantine (GCQ and MGCQ). The Keno lotto games will resume earlier on July 28. PCSO noted it will abide by health protocols set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) such as physical distancing and the wearing of face masks as cited in Lotto Circular No. 2020-004.
On July 20, PCSO started holding “catch-up draws” for lotto tickets bought by bettors before its suspension March 17. PCSO said there were “no jackpot winners” in all the lotto draws for the March 16, 17 and 18 catch-up draws. In the catch-up draw for March 18 held July 21, the PCSO drew the winning numbers for Grand Lotto 6/55, Megalotto 6/45, 4D, 3D, and 2D lotto.
The Grand Lotto 6/55 draw yielded a winning combination of 46 – 13 – 34 – 37 – 28 – 47 and the Mega Lotto 6/45 draw yielded a winning combination of 10 – 44 – 25 – 03 – 04 – 40. After finishing all the catch-up draws, PCSO will start resumption of the regular lotto operations. Initially, PCSO will sell Lotto 6/42 and