ANGELES CITY – Due to the increase in Lotto ticket prices of P6, P12 and P24 up from the previous P5, P10 and P20, Lotto outlets are now experiencing a shortage of change particularly coins resulting in long lines.
The long queues in Lotto outlets is expected to further be aggravated by the Ultra Lotto draw on Friday with a jackpot amounting to hundreds of millions.
On Monday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) implemented the increase in its prices due to RA 10963 or the TRAIN Law and Section 12 of the Bureau of Internal Revenue Regulations No. 4-2018 on Documentary Stamp.
In an advisory which caught most of the public by surprise and even Lotto outlets, the PCSO said it is implementing the new price per ticket of all its lottery products.