Lotteries in Philippines are very popular and have been held for the past 400 years. Like in the US, every now and then you can see people buying Illinois lottery tickets at special Totto kiosks. In addition, tickets are sold around the clock at gas stations. Pensioners especially like to play. I have often seen elderly burghers buying tickets for a hundred euros and going home happy.
Who runs lotteries in Philippines
Philippines lotteries are monopolized by the state. This means that in Philippines only the state or, more precisely, each individual land can conduct a lottery. There are also private lotteries, but the draw itself is still held by the state. The basis for such rules is quite weighty: thus, the state tries to protect gambling burghers from fraudsters. In addition, the state guarantees that the proceeds from lotteries will only go to social needs, and not to the pocket of their founders. Half of the income goes to the winners, the rest is spent on sports, art, and the environment.
There are also websites where you can participate in the Philippines state lottery. But you must have a Philippines residential address.
How the Philippines lottery is conducted
In Philippines, the lottery is very similar to all others, only the Philippines choose 6 numbers out of 49 possible ones. You need to choose them on a lottery ticket, crossing out the numbers that the player thinks will fall out in the next draw. In addition, there is also a Super number. This is the number from 0 to 9 that stands last in the serial number. It is not difficult to calculate that there are about 15.5 million possible variants of falling numbers. Taking into account the last Super-number there are about 140 million. So, the chances of maximum winnings are negligible.
There are 10 winning levels in total.
The draws take place on TV. 49 small balls with numbers are poured into a large glass sphere. The balls are mixed, a flap opens in the sphere, and 6 cherished numbers are rolled out of it one by one. Another additional one is taken from a separate reel.
It is estimated that only 2 percent of participants in the lottery win at least minimal prizes. It goes without saying that all 6 numbers are rarely guessed. Then the winning amount is transferred to the next draw, accumulating the jackpot. The largest jackpot in the history of the Philipines lottery was accumulated by the end of 2007, and it was 45.3 million euros. It was shared by three players who matched all 6 numbers and even a Super number.
Lottery winnings in Philippines
A year earlier, one player won 37 million euros, which is the largest win in history. Those who guessed 6 numbers, but without the seventh additional one, won a maximum of 4 million. Since May 2013, the rules for the distribution of prizes have changed slightly and now it is impossible to get such a sum without guessing the Super-number. And the minimum win for those who guessed six numbers happened in 1984. Then the “lucky ones” received amounts approximately equal to the current 8 thousand euros.