Do you want to be an “Ultra millionaire?”
If you do, then the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s (PCSO) new lotto game that offers the highest minimum jackpot prizes among other games is for you.
The PCSO Board of Directors gave the go-signal on January 13 for implementation of the new Ultra Lotto 6/58 game, which was approved in concept with other new games in 2013.
“We’d like to make lotto playing more exciting,” lawyer Jose Ferdinand Rojas 2nd, PCSO vice chairman and general manager, said.
“Our new product provides players more chances to be a millionaire, and allows us to raise more funds for charity,” Rojas added.
The minimum jackpot of the new game is P50 million. There are also consolation prizes. Second prize (5 out of 6 winning numbers) can go as high as P280,000. Third prize (4 out of 6) might reach P3,800. Fourth prize (3 out of 6) is P20.
The mechanics of Ultra Lotto 6/58 are similar to those of other lotto games. A player selects six numbers from 1 to 58 for only P20 per combination.
The first selling day for Ultra Lotto 6/58 is on February 7, and the first draw date is February 8. There will be two draws every week, on Friday and Sunday. The draws will be televised, like those for the other lotto games, live over the People’s Television Channel 4.
The last time that PCSO rolled out a new lotto game was four years ago.
“We hope the public will support this new game and help us raise more funds for medical and calamity assistance and PCSO’s other charitable programs,” Rojas said.
Other new and exciting games are in the pipeline.
“We look forward to welcoming the new Ultra millionaires in the coming months,” Rojas said.