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 2x2 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 (pcso.gov.ph) 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

Website: www.pcso.gov.ph




50 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?

  7. Elison Angeles Pine says:

    Hello,Good morning po dati po akong OFW sa Qatar nag bakasyon ako nung August 31,2016 dapat pabalik ako ng September 30,2016 ang kaso bigla nila akong sinabihang mag extend ng isang buwan hanggang bigla nalang sinabing wala daw bagong project.Kaya gusto ko po sanang magtayo ng negosyo taga Hermosa Bataan po ako bka pweding 150K na share cover na lahat marami pong salamat.PM NGO nlang pro ako kung ano man ang advice NGO sakin…

    • NORMA MEDRANO says:

      PWEDE PO BANG MAG TAYO NG LOTTO OUTLET SA LIKOD NG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT SA GOVERMENT PROPERTY NA MALAPIT SA BARANGAY HALL.AT WALNG BARANGAY PERMIT .

  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

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