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Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)
Address: Gate 3, Secretariate Building,PICC Complex, Roxas Boulevard Pasay City 1307 Philippines
E-mail Address: N/A
Phone: +63 2 846 8720
Fax: +63 2 846 8723
Head of Marketing:
General Manager
Head of Finance:
Jose Ferdinand

M. Rojas II
Benigno B. Aguas
Year Lottery Founded: 1935
Sales FY 2006: PHP9.6 Billion (Peso)
Number of Employees: N/A
On-line Vendor: Philippine Gaming Management Corp
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
Games Offered: Lotto - Passive lotteries
Beneficiaries: PCSO allocates 30% of net receipts to designated charities.
Jurisdiction: Philippines

Background Information

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has been described as the government's charity arm. It performs its work with integrity, competence and professionalism. The PCSO was created by President Manuel L. Quezon with his approval of Act 4130 in March 1935 to replace the National Charity Sweepstakes.
In its humanitarian mission, the agency engaged in charitable work with the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation, the Philippine Tuberculosis Society and the Federation of Women's Clubs among the first beneficiaries.
In September 1979 a new law was approved by the Batasang Pambansa raising the PCSO's charity fund from 25 percent to 30 percent of its net sales and reserving 55 percent for the prize fund and 15 percent for its operating expenses.
Its primary goals are to finance health programs, render medical assistance and services to the disadvantaged sectors of society and perform charitable work. It is also mandated to develop community health care in regional hospitals throughout the country through TB, cancer and dialysis centers.
Faced with mounting health care commitments, the PCSO was allowed to introduce new games, such as lotteries and lotto. This enabled it to expand its services to victims of natural and man-made disasters such as the Pinatubo eruption, the Ormoc disaster and the Ozone fire tragedy.
The PCSO is mandated to perform its mission with a deep sense of accountability and transparency in all its transactions.

In January 1995, a new equipment lease was signed with Malaysia's Berjaya Sports Toto Berhad.

News Archive for CY2015
November 11, 2015 Report Indicates P50 billion Yearly Lost through Non-declaration of Actual Small Town Lottery Sales
August 11, 2015 Lawmakers Scrutinize Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Operations
February 28, 2015 Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Wins Appeal against Unpaid Tickets
February 9, 2015 PCSO To Hold First Ultra Lotto Draw
February 1, 2015 New Lottery Game Ready to Roll Out
January 29, 2015 Audit on State Run Lottery Firm
January 5, 2015 No Ticket No Pay Lottery Policy Tested
January 4, 2015 Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) extended over P4 billion to more than 100,000 individuals in 2014

News Archive for CY2014
November 19, 2014 P3.35 billion worth of Lottery Prizes Accumulated in Unclaimed Monies
October 23, 2014 Call for Minimum Capital for New Casinos to be increased
October 23, 2014 House Panel Considers Lotto Claim
October 20, 2014 Operations to Continue Regardless of Governments Withdrawal of Permit
October 13, 2014 Berjaya Group looks to Extend Lottery Equipment Contract
August 8, 2014 PCSO Report Bingo Milyonaryo Sales Very Disappointing
June 30, 2014 Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Allocates Funds to Government Units Hosting Lotto Outlets
June 22, 2014 Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Delivers P100 million to the Commission on Higher Education
May 29, 2014 Player Bags P17.79 Million in 6/42 Lotto Draw
May 28, 2014 Court Rejects Bail Petition in Plunder Case
May 11, 2014 Resignation will have no Impact on Lottery Game Launch
May 1, 2014 PCSO Considers Putting Lotto Online
April 11, 2014 PCSO Player Claims P250-Million Lotto Jackpot
April 2, 2014 Court of Appeals Upholds Thermal Paper Contract
March 27, 2014 Small Town Lottery Agents Demand PCSO Shelve “Bingo Milyonaryo
March 23, 2014 PCSO Grants Issued to Welfare Groups and Programs
March 22, 2014 Wyoming Lottery Looks to Go Live Between June and October
March 24, 2014 PCSO Plans to Expand Its Lotto Outlet Network
March 17, 2014 Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Introduces New Games
March 5, 2014 Governor Declares ‘Bingo Milyonaryo’ is Legal on the Island
February 17, 2014 PCSO Feeling the Pressure to Add to Its Revenues
January 9, 2014 Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Expands with More Branches to Roll Out in 2014
January 9, 2014 Lone Player Wins P22.4-Million Lotto Jackpot
December 27, 2013 Government Ordered to File Comment in Lottery Case

News Archive for CY2013
December 17, 2013 PCSO Launch Fund-Raising Drive
December 5, 2013 Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office in Paper Dispute
November 28, 2013 PCSO Adds P50m to Rehab Campaign
July 20, 2013 Ex-Official Suggests Delays in the implementation of Lottery has Cost P30 billion
July 9, 2013 Lotto Outlets Report Decline in Sales
June 23, 2013 PCSO Emphasizes Extension of Licenses is Subject to President Approval
June 23, 2013 PCSO Small-Town Lottery (STL) Authorized Agent Corporations Licence Extended
June 18, 2013 PCSO Opens More Offices to Service the Health Needs of the Philippines
June 13, 2013 Lottery Sees results on Campaign of Public Trust
May 23, 2013 PCSO to Phase Out STL by June 30
May 23, 2013 Lottery Introduces New Prize Structure for Games
May 15, 2013 Power Outages Impact on Lottery Sales
May 6, 2013 Increase In Ticket Prices
April 20, 2013 Lotto Company Disputes Claims a New Contract was offered without Bidding Process
April 8, 2013 Technology Provider DFNN Seeking Amicable Settlement with State-Owned Lottery
April 4, 2013 Government Backed Lottery Loses Injunction Order on Awarding Wireless Lotto Betting Contract
April 2, 2013 Berjaya to File More Lawsuits Against State-Run Lottery
March 31, 2013 State-Controlled Lottery Organization Seeks Reduced Leasing Terms from Equipment Service Contractors
March 19, 2013 PCSO Posts 14.47 Percent Sales Increase in 2012
March 19, 2013 Online Betting Firm Accused of Operating in Defiance of Regulator's Order
March 19, 2013 Lottery Equipment Supply Contract Awarded Without Being Put-Out to Public Tender
March 7, 2013 Online Sale of Lottery Tickets Not Sanctioned by PCSO
March 6, 2013 Malaysian Firm Urges PCSO to Stop Online Lotto Operations
March 5, 2013 PCSO Validate Expenses and Contradict Media Campaign Alluding to Mismanagement
January 21, 2013 Pacific Online’s Lottery Sales Jump 23% to P11.7b
January 21, 2013 Lotto and Keno Sales Hit a Record P11.7 billion in 2012
January 11, 2013 Authorized Lotto Outlets Protest at Return of Illegal Operators

News Archive for CY2012
December 19, 2012 Berjaya Locked in Legal Battle with Government Sweepstakes Organization Over Lotto License
December 19, 2012 Gaming Firm Threatens to Sue Government Sweepstakes Office
December 5, 2012 Councillor Questions City’s Share From Lotto Office
November 22, 2012 Small Town Lottery to End Next Year
November 15, 2012 PCSO's Claim That Lotto Contract Isn't Binding is Baseless: PGMC
November 11, 2012 Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Disputes PGMC Lotto Exclusivity Claim
November 6, 2012 Record Lotto Sales See Pacific Online 2012 Sales Surge to P11 Billion
November 6, 2012 Illegal Lotto Outlets ‘Back in Operation
November 5, 2012 Pampanga’s Sales From Lottery Operations Total P2.4 Billion in 6 Years
October 29, 2012 Former President Refuses Plea on Lottery Graft Charge
October 18, 2012 Malay Conglomerate Suing Lottery Officials
October 16, 2012 Berjaya Gets P1.2B Windfall From Lotto
October 8, 2012 Lottery Systems Provider Reports P8.2 Billion in Lottery Sales for 2012 To Date
September 25, 2012 PCSO Set to Scrap Small Town Lottery
September 23, 2012 PNP Opposes Further Numbers Game Legalization
September 21, 2012 PCSO Chair Blames Former Administration For STL Anomalies
September 18, 2012 PCSO Confirms Small Town Lottery Contracts Good Until June 2013
September 16, 2012 Former Local Government Official Pushes for the Legalization of Illegal Numbers Game
September 15, 2012 PCSO Subject of Fresh Probe Into Integrity of Lotto Games
September 15, 2012 Small-Town Lottery Fails To Displace Illegal Numbers Game
July 31, 2012 PCSO Produces 1,763 ‘Instant Millionaires’
July 24, 2012 Asian Gambling Industry Invests In Philippines
July 24, 2012 Travel Ban Imposed on Former Lottery Executives and Board Members
July 16, 2012 Former President Facing Plunder Charges Involving State Lottery Funds
July 3, 2012 Lottery Supplier Calls on President to Force the PCSO to Honour Its Joint Venture Agreement
June 30, 2012 Lotto Paper Supplier, PCSO Trade Charges
June 21, 2012 Call for PCSO to Disclose Lottery Audit Report
June 16, 2012 Lottery Releases Lotto Outlet Franchise Requirements
June 12, 2012 Lottery Equipment Supplier Threatens to Sue PCSO for Deal Breach
June 3, 2012 Pacific Online Systems Reduces Lotto Equipment Lease Rate to Sweepstakes Office
June 5, 2012 PCSO Forfeits P100-M Unclaimed Lottery Prizes
April 29, 2012 PCSO Conducts 5th Regional Lotto Congress
April 30, 2012 Campaign 'Pay With A Card' Raises Interest in Cashless Payments By Lottery
April 26, 2012 Four Major Online Lottery Games Create 42 Instant Millionaires So Far This Year
March 30, 2012 Interior Secretary Calls for STL Operator's License to be Cancelled
March 26, 2012 PCSO Lottery Rules Upheld
March 13, 2012 PCSO Millionaires' Club Reaches 1,700
February 25, 2012 Lotto Has Produced 1,568 Millionaires During the Last 15 Years
February 22, 2012 CTO Impose Regulatory Fees on PCSO Lottery Outlets
February 20, 2012 Legal Office Insists Online KENO Operators Obtain Permit and Remit Fees
February 20, 2012 Court of Appeals Dismisses Bid to Claim 1996 P120-Million Jackpot
February 13, 2012 PCSO Expects Brisk Sale Of Tickets As The Jackpot Increases
February 11, 2012 Sweepstakes Office Closes Small Town Lottery in Negros, to be Replaced with Loterya Ng Bayan
February 1, 2012 Lottery Forms Special Audit Team to Investigate STL Operator
January 31, 2012 MOTLO: What’s Delaying the Launch of ‘Lottery Ng Bayan’?
January 23, 2012 Qualified Bidders Voice Concern that the PCSO’s Loterya ng Bayan Will Launch This Month After Numerous Delays
January 19, 2012 Senator Wants to Revisit the Charters of Two Governments Owned and Controlled Gaming, Lottery Corporations
January 17, 2012 Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Recommends Filing Charges Against Former Lottery Officials over Alleged Misuse of Funds
January 1, 2012 Congress Urges State Gaming Corporation to Rescind Its Contract with a Private Company to Operate “Bingo Milyonaryo”
January 1, 2012 Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office 2011 Report
January 1, 2012 Lone 6-Digit Lotto Bettor Wins P10.4-Million in last Draw of 2011


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