The sales for the elusive Ultra Lotto 6/58 jackpot prize has soared to more than P350 million and for the month of July alone it has earned a total amount of P534.4 million, an increase of 91.24% compared with the same period last year.
As of July 2018, the overall sales of Lotto and other digit games is at P2.6 billion or P2,591,971,830, which is 3.64% lower compared with the same period last year.
Aside from Ultra Lotto 6/58, Mega Lotto 6/45 registered a P242,516,380 sales, an increase of 16.11% compared with the same period last; followed by Lotto 6/42 with P178,769,800 sales, an increase of 12.17%.
While Super Lotto 6/49 earned P183,998,120 in July, it is 31.81% lower compared with the same period last year. Same goes with Grand Lotto 6/55, which earned P167,098,620 but it is 42.50% lower compared with the same period last year.
As for Digit Games, 3-Digit registered the highest revenues at P668,770,690, but it is 19.12% lower compared with the same period last year, followed by EZ2 with P554,001,090 revenues at -6.36%, 4-Digit with P39,869,140 at -7.65%, and 6-Digit with P22,474,410 revenues at -11.01%.
As of first semester, the agency has already spent P4.6 billion to pay for medicines, hospital bills, and medical treatments of patients under PCSO’s flagship project Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP). This is a 30.62% increase compared with the same period last year.
As of June 2018, the expanded Small Town Lottery (STL) has provided 311,436 jobs, a 40% increase compared with the same period last year, which is only 222,896 employees.
Charity fund is only 30% of Net Sales of PCSO. Out of 30%, only 14.150% goes to “charity” fund; while 1% goes to the shares of city/municipality, 0.75% to congressional district, 1% to provincial government, 0.2% to the National Bureau of Investigation, 2.3% to the Philippine National Police, 0.7% to the National Headquarters, 1.6% to Police Regional Office, and 10% for the Documentary Stamp Tax.