₱100 million worth of unclaimed lotto prizes forfeited by PCSO

Philstar.com reports: "The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has reverted to the charity funds of the agency some ₱100 million in unclaimed prizes of its online lottery games."

Philstar.com reports: "The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has reverted to the charity funds of the agency some ₱100 million in unclaimed prizes of its online lottery games." The report noted that this happens "after the one-year period to claim the winnings expires."

 

The report noted that PCSO general manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas revealed this to reporters during a news forum at Hotel Rembrandt in Quezon City. Rojas explained that "the unclaimed winnings included both minor and major prizes of the 6/42 Lotto, 6/45 Mega Lotto, 6/49 Super Lotto and 6/55 Grand Lotto games." He said that the unclaimed prizes will "form part of the charity fund that is being used to provide medical assistance to patients seeking treatment across the country."

 

For the record, Rojas reiterated for future winners that "below P5,000 winnings can be claimed at lotto outlets while major prizes can be claimed in the PCSO's Central office at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City."

 

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