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Lotto draw operations will be suspended from Monday until Wednesday due to the continuous spike in coronavirus infections in the country, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.

“Dahil sa patuloy na pagtaas ng talaan ng Covid positive cases sa ating bansa at upang mapangalagaan ang kalusugan at kaligtasan at kapakanan ng PCSO employees mga ahente at ng publiko pansamantala naming suspendihin ang lotto draw operations mula sa araw na ito ika-10 ng Enero hanggang sa ika 12 ng Enero ito'y upang magsagawa ang kaukulang hakbangin sa seguridad ng lahat (Due to the continuous increase in the record of Covid positive cases in our country and to protect the health and safety and welfare of PCSO employees agents and the public we will temporarily suspend lotto draw operations from today 10th January until it is the 12th of January to take the corresponding security measures for all),” the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSCO) said in an advisory Monday.

Lotto outlets, it added, will remain open to those who will purchase lotto tickets for digit/jackpot games, Keno and instant sweepstakes as well the Small Town Lottery (STL) will remain operational under the Alert Level 4 up to Alert Level 1 based on the IATF resolutions.

The PCSO also reminded the public to take care of their tickets as they will resume the catch-up draw operation on Thursday through their website and social media accounts.

PCSO general manager Royina Garma urged the public to keep on patronizing the agency’s products as a large chunk of its revenues goes to charity programs.

The PCSO serves as the principal government agency for raising and providing funds for health programs, medical assistance and services, and charities of national character.

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