The E-Lotto online betting platform of the PCSO provides easy, fast, convenient play to all bettors not only in the Philippines but also across the globe wherever possible reach of the interconnectedness of technology breakthroughs allows.
The Philippine Charity and Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has come to another institutional milestone in bringing public service much more convenient and much wider reach as far as playing the country’s national lottery game is concerned. This initiative of the PCSO is part of its goal to generate more funds and sustain the PCSO activities in charity works and its mandate.
The “first and only official PCSO online lottery” in the country, its tagline goes, the PCSO E-Lotto has already been operational since its launch on Dec. 15, 2023.
Yours truly is a registered player of the PCSO E-Lotto online platform. It is a user-friendly online platform. Instructions are easy to understand and the interface is no-brainer to navigate. However, only 18 years old and above can register to the PCSO E-Lotto and allowed to place bets and receive prizes.
Surprisingly, at one time when I logged in to my PCSO E-Lotto app, I received a balance amounted to 100 pesos (Php100) credited. So, I immediately went over to Purchase History tab in the app and learned that my previously purchased ticket won 3 numbers out of the winning combination numbers (6 numbers) of the Grand Lotto 6/55 play.
Afterwards, I decided to try cashing it out the 100 pesos-prize directly to my Gcash account. The process, indeed, was convenient as you would no longer have to go through a line in a lotto outlet just to claim for the prize amount.
Would you mind asking for the turnaround time? Superb! It was as fast as not less than a 30-minute waiting time. That’s legit! I received the 100-peso prize from my E-Lotto app winning ticket directly to my Gcash account in a span of not more than 10 minutes, that fast; unless if there would be any technical problems occurred during the transaction was made.
Meanwhile, the PCSO disclosed that a lone bettor won the jackpot prize of the Grand Lotto 6/55 on Jan. 17, 2024, the first major jackpot winner came from the PCSO E-Lotto platform. The jackpot prize was worth over Php698M with the winning combination numbers 24-50-52-09-51-03.
Indeed, the online platform in playing lotto games becomes convenient and fast and easy, hassle-free. It provides a much wider accessibility to all players both in the country and abroad embracing how the digital age works.
How to register to E-Lotto
- First, you need to be an 18-year-old or above player. As it is convenient nowadays to use mobile phones, download the PCSO E-Lotto app (legitimate link here: E-Lotto app) found in the PCSO website by scanning the QR code of the E-Lotto.
- Create an account by registering your mobile number, email address, and other personal details.
- After creating your account, log in to your PCSO E-Lotto account. You will be directed to the home page of the online platform.
How to play lotto games using the E-Lotto app
You need first to undergo the KYC process and complete it. That is to verify the identity of the players and make sure that they are 18 years old and above. Doing so, you are required to upload a copy of a valid ID. You can access this KYC process under your Account > Security Center > KYC settings. These are the accepted documents for KYC process:
- Philippine Identification (PhillD / ePhill ID)
- Social Security System (SSS) Card
- Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Card
- Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card
- Land Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s License
- Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
- PhilHealth ID
- Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) ID
- Postal ID
- Philippine Passport
- Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID
- Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter’s ID or Voter’s Certificate issued from COMELEC main office in Intramuros, Manila
- Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Identification Card
- Senior Citizen ID
- Person with Disability ID
- Alien Certificate of Registration ID Card/ Work permit issued by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for foreign nationals or any other Philippine Government issued IDs recognized under Philippine laws
- National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
- Philippine National Police Clearance
- Seaman’s Book
- Government Office and GOCC ID (e.g. AFP, HDF ID)
After completing the KYC process, including the selfie capture, the system will process it, and you will be advised whether there is a problem; otherwise, you are now able to cash in.
- First, you have to connect your source of funds such as e-wallets and bank accounts to your E-Lotto account. So far for e-wallets, Gcash, Paymaya, and Grabpay are accepted. Also, these are acceptable banks to connect your source of funds for both cash in and cash out: Philtrust Bank (Philippine Trust Company); Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC); Robinsons Bank Corporation; Security Bank Corporation; Standard Chartered Bank; Union Bank of the Philippines; United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB); Asia United Bank Corporation; Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Banking Group Limited; Bank of Commerce; Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI); Banco De Oro (BDO) Unibank; China Banking Corporation (Chinabank); Chinatrust (Phils.) Commercial Bank Manila; Citibank N.A. (Cebu Branch); Citibank N.A. (Manila Head Office); Citibank Savings Inc.; Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP); East West Banking Corporation; Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp. (HSBC) Cebu Branch; Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp. (HSBC) Manila Head office; HSBC Savings Bank (Philippines) Inc.; Land Bank of the Philippines; Maybank Philippines Inc.; Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. (Metrobank); Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom); and the Philippine Business Bank (PBB).
- Then, proceed to CASH In and follow the instructions prompted to you. After having funds on your online lotto platform, you can now able to place bets on various lotto games.
As soon as you have the PCSO E-Lotto account, you can read more information about it to answer your questions in full details. Enjoy playing! ▲▼
Regel Javines is, at present, working on his M.A. in Philosophy at the University of San Carlos attempting to understand life and existence through the lens of Gnosticism, spirituality, and ontological mathematics. He has been writing since 2011 publishing news, commentary, and opinion about politics, law, and various pressing social issues of interest. More >>