SuperLotto 6/49 Jan 25 2011 ResultWinning numbers: 12-47-23-37-24-29
Lotto 6/42 Jan 25 2011 ResultWinning numbers: 19-32-22-06-24-35
6-Digit Jan 25 2011 Result4-3-0-0-8-3
Swertres Jan 25 2011 Result11:00 am: 0-4-5
4:00 pm: 8-6-3
9:00 pm: 5-9-3
EZ2 Lotto Jan 25 2011 Result11am: 18-07
The Philippine Lotto Draw is a television program in the Philippines. Produced by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and it is aired on the National Broadcasting Network (NBN) since March 8, 1995. The draw is also simulcast live on AM radio via DZME.
The Philippine Lotto Draw currently hosts a total of eight games, each with their own combinations and mechanics of play.
* Lotto 6/42 is the original lotto draw, first introduced in 1995. The game was initially introduced in Luzon, with a separate game for the Visayan and Mindanao geographical regions as a single unit. The two draws were later combined into a nationwide one in 2005. As the name states, a six-number combination is chosen from a lot of numbers from 1 to 42. To win a prize, at least three of one's chosen numbers must match with to those of the six winning numbers. The odds of getting all six winning numbers, and thus the jackpot, are 1 in 5,245,786. Draws are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
* Mega Lotto 6/45 is a more improved version of the 6/42 draw and is also introduced as nationwide one. As the name states, a six-number combination is chosen from a lot of numbers from 1 to 45. As with 6/42, at least three of one's chosen numbers must appear among the six winning numbers to win a prize. The odds of getting all six winning numbers are much larger at 1 in 8,145,060. Draws are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
* Super Lotto 6/49 increases odds and makes winning more difficult than the previous two, this time with a lot of numbers ranging from 1 to 49. Draw mechanics are the same. The odds of winning are now higher at 1 in 13,983,816. Draws are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
* Grand Lotto 6/55 is the most recent draw introduced in April 2010. Draw mechanics are the same as the previous three, but this time, the number lot is from 1 to 55. The Grand Lotto draw is held every Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays and currently uses the larger of the two-chamber Power Lotto Mega Gem. While its minimum jackpot is pegged at ?30,000,000, it had the Power Lotto's ?108,000,000 final jackpot as its jackpot prize on its first draw. The odds are at their largest at 1 in 28,989,675. It also produced the largest jackpot won: ?741,176,323 (US$16,721,406) by a single bettor from Luzon on November 29, 2010.
* EZ2 Lotto is different from the previous three mentioned as it uses a two-chambered Mega Gem, each drawing a number from a lot of 1 to 31, thus ensuing a possibility of the same number appearing twice in a combination. To win the jackpot, one must have the two numbers in exact order as they appear in the chambers. The player can still win a second prize if one has the two winning numbers in reverse order. The odds of getting exact order are in 1 in 961. The odds in random order are 1 in 496. The games is held twice every day, an afternoon draw for players in Luzon and a nationwide primetime draw.
* Power Lotto was most expensive to play at P50 (slightly more than US$1) and was also the most complicated to win. Five numbers from a main lot of 1 to 55 are chosen, then a sixth number, the power number, from a secondary lot of 1 to 10. Each of the two sets of numbers were drawn from two different chambers of a single collective Mega Gem. Unlike the Lotto 6/42, the Mega Lotto 6/45, the Super Lotto 6/49, and later, the Grand Lotto 6/55 wherein the jackpot increases as long as there is no winner, the Power Lotto's jackpot prize was pegged at P50,000,000 although it did increase over time. It would be awarded to anyone who matched the five main numbers and the power number. Smaller prizes were also awarded to anyone whose combination had at least three of the main numbers but not the power number or the power number and at least one of the main numbers. This game was similar to but not the same as Powerball in the United States. The Power Lotto draw was held every Saturday. It was discontinued on late April 2010, to be replaced by the Grand Lotto 6/55.
There are also three digit lottery games. Unlike the number lottery games, the digits must appear in 'exact order,' i.e. in the order of the numbered chamers from which each digit is drawn:
* A 4-Digit Game is held with a four-chambered Mega Gem, each drawing a digit from 0 to 9. To win, one must have at least the last two digits of the winning combination. The odds of winning are 1 in 10,000. It is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
* There is also a 6-Digit Game, which is drawn the same way as the 4-Digit Game, but with six digits from a six-chambered Mega Gem. To win, one must have at least the first or last three digits of the winning combination. Odds in winning are increased at 1 in 1,000,000. Exclusively played in Luzon, it is held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
* There is a three-digit game known as Suertres Lotto (Suertres is a portmanteau of the Spanish loanwords suerte, 'luck,' and tres, 'three') which uses a three-chambered Mega Gem, each drawing a digit from 0 to 9. To win the jackpot, one must have all three numbers in exact order. Smaller prizes are also given to those who have the same three numbers any other order. Initially played only in the Visayan and Mindanao geographical regions, there are two midday draws exclusively for players in the said regions aside from a third primetime nationwide draw. Odds in winning are 1 in 1,000.
In playing a combination in any of the games listed above, one has to pay P10 for each combination bet. There are two exceptions: the price of betting in the Super Lotto 6/49 was doubled in early 2008 from P10 to P20; betting for the Grand Lotto 6/55 is also at P20. When the PowerLotto was in effect, P50 was the betting price.