How to Start a PCSO Lotto Outlet Business

“Leave it all to chance. You never know, today might just be your lucky day”. This is always the motto of those people who loves to take risk and speculate (which by the way are quite a number in the population). Most of the time, they engage in lottery and enjoy the bets placed on their random choice of numbers in the hope that these set of numbers will come out (the most interesting part, I guess).   However, placing money in this form of “gambling” does not only give a feeling of excitement, but it surely is one great way to help generate income for the country to do more charitable acts. Consequently, this is why lotteries are in existence with our history. With the launch of the Lotto in 1995, it also made sure that it keeps up with the signs of the times and is now being done on-line. This means its drawn is done electronically as its system is already computerized. Thus, bringing more excitement and fun to its large fan base as it can even reach a wider market on a much faster way.

About the PCSO

The Lotto is governed by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or commonly known as the PCSO in which its major commitment is to provide charity to the Filipino people. Specifically, its mission is to generate funds for health programs and charities of national character through charity sweepstakes races, lotteries and other similar activities. That is why becoming an on-line lotto agent is also a noble business venture as you are not only earning but at the same time you are helping the country to move forward. A PCSO Lotto Outlet Business also does not only provide you income but gives you a sense of accomplishment as you offer opportunities for the people in your community.

Lotto Agent Requirements

Lotto Outlet FranchiseFirst of all you need to be a Filipino citizen and at least 21 years old at the time of application if you will be an individual applicant. For corporation, the business should be duly registered and existing under Philippine laws and the ownership should be 100% Filipino.

Other Documentary Requirements

For individual applicants, below are the necessary documents to be submitted.

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Three (3) latest 2×2 ID picture of the main applicant and the spouse, if applicable
  3. Any two valid ID for proof of identification
  4. Proof of income: Income Tax Return (ITR) and Certificate of Employment if employed   ITR, registration of Business and audited financial statements, if applicable
  5. NBI Clearance
  6. Barangay Clearance
  7. Sketch/Location map of the proposed site with information on existing lotto outlets
  8. Pictures of the proposed outlet and the vicinity
  9. Proof of ownership or lease of outlet (TCT for owner; notarized certification from building owner for lessee)

Criteria in Choosing a Lotto Outlet

The PCSO has strict guidelines and requirements when it comes to the Lotto site, below are the details:

  • Distance requirements are as follows: for existing lotto outlets, the other lotto site should be at least 50 meters away (minimum required) from each other. It should also be at least 100 meters away from schools (both elementary and secondary)
  • Floor space is at least 2m by 2m. It should have business counters with at least a measure of 36” x 24”.
  • Proper ventilation with dry floor space
  • All Lotto booth outlets should be enclosed. Its frontage must face the flow of the major human traffic. However, if outlet is situated within a commercial building with 24 hours security, there is no need to enclose the booth

Steps in the Lotto Agent Application

  1. Submit filled up Lotto Application Form which can be downloaded for free that the PCSO website ( or can be obtained at any PCSO main and regional offices.
  2. Depending on your location, you may submit your accomplished form together with the requirements mentioned above to the main office if outlet is within Metro Manila and the nearest PCSO branch for outlets outside Metro Manila.
  3. A required fee of P2,500.00 should be paid at the applicable PCSO office.
  4. If granted approval, in 30 days you need to perform the following:
    • Pay the installation fee of P10,000.00
    • Post a cash bond of P300,000.00. In lieu of a cash bond, surety bond can be used to cover the amount of P700,000.00
    • Operate the outlet.
  5. For more information with regards to operating a Lotto outlet, you may contact PCSO at this address:

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
PCSO, PICC Secretariat Bldg.,
CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd.,
Pasay City


97 responses to “How to Start a PCSO Lotto Outlet Business”

  1. Jen Narboada says:

    di ba po pwede makafranchise ng lotto kahit 100,000 lng?

  2. Albert Casiao says:

    Good morning po nais ko sana magkaroon ng outlet ganito negosyo pwede magsimula ng 100thou at ano yun 300thou bond thanks

    Reply po

  3. Manolo says:

    Pwedi poba ang 100K franchise ng lotto outlet
    Iyan lang po ang available ko,

  4. Victoria corazon babierra says:

    Pwede po bng mag send kyu ng application form thru email….thnks

  5. R0LLY says:

    Sir,how much is the total cost to franchise 1 LOTTO outlet?

  6. maria paz culala says:

    ano po yung cash bond n 300k? makukuha po b uli yun pag natayo n yung outlet? at ano po yung 700k?paano po yung laban dun ilang percent po s isang ticket?

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  8. Gabby yoingco says:

    Good day! Pls send me the details about the franchise payments for lotto.

  9. Eniego M. Rosaldo jr. says:

    Puede po ba na installment yung cashbond na 300.000.00.

  10. Divina tawac says:

    Ano po ang ibig sabihin ng 300000 na cash post bond.interesado po ako sa business na lotto outlet

  11. joseph says:

    Pedi po ba 50k magstart ng business lotto outlet? Pa advise po.ty

  12. Zona M. Uy says:

    I am interested to franchise a PCSO outlet I hope somebody would call me please.

  13. Filma Enoviso says:

    I”m interested to franchise in this business. Can you accept if 100k only yong cash bond. Pls. Reply. Tnx

  14. jograd says:

    magbasa po tayo at ng di magmukhang tanga sa kakatanong mga sir and maam you need atlease 350k to be an authorized lotto outlet agent at yung cash bond oo refundable po yon i search nyo lo sa google definition ng cash bond or surety bond

  15. Nancy nueva says:

    Ano ang % ng income dito pno ang procedure ng income?im interested to put up..

  16. Jess says:

    Minimum of 500k yan tpos kailngan mupa pagawa pwesto for safety aabot din ng 1m training pa and seminars.

  17. Allan ballesteros says:

    Good day lotto… tanong po kung pwde na ang 50 thousand para makapag start? Please reply.. thank you…

  18. Mark Nacito says:

    I am interested to franchise lotto outlet Saan po ba ang office sa Davao City. Is there any seminar para malaman kung anu ung policy if u have Lotto outlet. I hope somebody will teach me.. On how to start Thank you

  19. Mario e. De dios,jr. says:

    Gusto ko sanang mag franchise ng pcso outlet.pls send me the details.ano po yung ibig sabihin ng 300k at 700k.makukuha ba yun.pls reply para maintindihan ko at sana isa ako sa mga mapili nyo pra makapag patayo ng negosyo.tnx gbless.

  20. Benjamin Revilla says:

    panu po ba magstart ng lotto outlet kaso 150klng ang pera tas ung property n pagtatayuan ng outlet ay rerentahan lng taga bicol po

  21. Gusto ko poo magtayo ng lotto outlet dito sa amin sa malasiqui pangasinan ung area po namin ay along the road at malapit sa ginagawa ng tanong ko Lang po kung pd magpatayo ng lotto outlet kung 150k ang pera ko.ako nga po pala si amparo pastoral

  22. paula mae herrera says:

    sino pwedeng kausapin if mag franchise po ? at ano po contact number. balak po namin mag franchise.

  23. Arianne says:

    What if 50k lng budget at wala na yun cashbond na 300k o 700k pde na po ba mustard as lotto agent na 50k lng. Tnx

  24. Russell Manug says:

    I am a Filipino by birth and acquired foreign citizenship. I could apply for a dual citizen to take back my Philippine citizenship. I planned to settle down in Philippines very soon and so interested in running a PCSO outlet in our town in Bohol. Please advise what shall I do and send me all the requirements.

  25. Amabelle says:

    Good pm po. Pwede po bang malaman paano po mag franchise yung maliit na lotto outlet? Marami po kasi akong nakikita g maliliiy na out let ngayon. Mag kano po ba yung ganon?

  26. maita magtangob says:

    pwd po b mg star ng 50k LNG mg ririnta LNG po ng pwesto,

  27. Gosto ko pong magtayo ng Lotto Outlet Location po..
    ako meron sarili Bahay nasa pwesto po ay per ko 120k lang po pwede ba ako starvng business ng Outlet;;pls sana matulongan po yan tlaga pangarap ko po dati po sa lotto outlet din ako ng work,,

  28. analyn roxas says:

    Pano po kung walang itr pero kaya po magbigay ng mga iniyial na payment? Pls reply po..

  29. ronald says:

    hello po,magknu po lahat magastos pag mag aply ng isang lotto outlet po?30k budget po?

  30. Rav says:

    Hi makapag operate kna po ng lotto outlet ng 50k plz reply

  31. John says:

    walang sumasagot sa mga katanungan dito. ito ay sagot para sa lahat ng tanong na hindi na nasagot. baw!

  32. Hi Good day gusto ko po mag business lotto outlet here in Cebu pro 50k lang po Ang budget ko makkapag build po na ako?

  33. Noel Obra says:

    Pano po magfranchise ng lotto outlet?

  34. Lotto Officer says:

    Hindi ko alam kung nagsipagcomment lang agad ang karamihan dito na di man lang binasa ang guidelines sa itaas. Kasi po e halos lahat naman ng tanong ninyo e nandun na at di na kailangang sagutin pa. Paano po aasenso ang balak nyong pagnenegosyo kung simpleng paliwanag at guidelines e di nyo masunod at maintindihan. Buksan po muna ang pagiisip at lawakan ang pang-unawa bago mag-isip na magnegosyo.

  35. Arnulfo Noli A. Tan says:

    Gusto po namin mag-attend ng seminar sa pag-open ng lotto outlet, saan po pwede pumunta? schedule po ba yun? thanx

  36. mhey says:

    if wala po akong itr since hindi naman po ako nagwork eversince? ano pong pwedeng gawin?

  37. Jayson says:

    Pano po magapply ng lotto outlet

  38. Edmundo galicia says:

    May space po ako gusto ko po mag karoon ng lotto outlet. Mag kano para maka pag similar salamat!

  39. gusto ko sana mag franchise nang lotto outlet po plz reply how much a franchise

  40. hi po..gusto q po mgkaroon ng lotto business,50k to 100k po capital q..pwde na po ba un?..

  41. edwin says:

    how can I get an income out of this lotto?

  42. gusto ko sana mag open ng lotto outlet my sarili na ako pwesto pero 150k lang pera ko, pwede na kya yun?

  43. Rosal pigon bulos says:

    maam/ may 10k po ako pwede na po yun or kasya na po pra makapg tayo ng lotyo outlet may location na po ako nahanap malyo sa school
    maam/sir patulong nalang po
    Thank you

  44. Sobra dami nito sa province namin pcso lotto outlet. Sana magkaroon ako ng ganitong business soon.

  45. gerisa revedizo says:

    Kano yung kabuuang ilalabas na pera sa pag franchise ng lotto outlet?

  46. Dilema Alajas says:

    Gusto ko po sana magnegosyo ng lottooutlet noon pa., hopefully puede pa po dito sa amin kasi ang damidami na pong outlet dini.
    Puede kaya mag apply thru online Manila direct po. Salamat po. Godbless

  47. Jahmil says:

    Ito yung passive income

  48. rosemarie sardinia says:

    pano po kung umuupa lang tas wala ung may ari ng building pero may caretaker pwede na po ba xia ang pumirma.

  49. Vivian dela Cruz says:

    Magandang araw po gusto ko po sanang magtayo ng PCSO Lotto Outlet, pwd po b ko magstart sa 50,000?

  50. Trel says:

    Interested po na magtayo nga PCSO Outlet sa Davao del Norte. Ano po procedure?slamat po

  51. ROSHELLE says:

    pwede po bang magbukas ng franchise pag foreign and ask ko lang po if may quota po na 300k-600k tas 5%is the monthly sales pano po pag di mareach ung quota 5% pa rin po ba ang sales

  52. Danilo Gaa says:

    San ako pedeng mag apply n office as a lotto agent, my location is in province of bicol in ALBAY

  53. we have a 300,000 for cash bond how about a surity bond it is a siparate bond? and how to calculate the commission?

  54. Elsie Yu says:

    Interested to apply for lotto outlet in Zamboanga sibugay, may I request for complete address where to send my letter of intent and requirements. Tnx

  55. LYNCEE LAPORE says:

    lotto outlet nasa 800k to 1m po ang gastos po nyan , panuurin niyo po ito

  56. bryan joseph zarate says:

    Paano pag namatay na yun nag francise ng lotto outlet? Pero buhay pa yun asawa nun nag francse pwede bang itulog ito ng asawa?

  57. Guillermo says:

    Paano po mag avail ng franchise ng lotto outlet. I’m interested have this kind of business.

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