How to Franchise: PCSO Lotto Outlet in the Philippines

Do you want to know how to become a PCSO lotto agent and start operating your own lotto outlet in the Philippines?

You might find the jackpot in this business so read on to understand how to apply, how much the PCSO lotto outlet franchise fee is, and who to contact to be able to run your own PCSO lotto business.

Let’s play lotto!

About Lotto and the PCSO

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or PCSO is the charity arm of the Philippine government, providing funding for essential health and welfare activities. The PCSO’s primary earnings come from the public’s payment to enter sweepstakes or lotto draws sponsored by the agency.

Its Charter allows the PCSO to allot 30% of its net sales to the Charity Fund, while 55% is allotted to prizes, and the remaining 15% to operations.

Starting with just two beneficiaries – the Philippine Tuberculosis Society and Hospicio de San Jose – the PCSO now has a long list of beneficiaries that include the Red Cross, Blood Bank, National Mental Hospital, Boys’ Town in Marikina, Missionaries of Charity in Cebu, Golden Acres, Tala Leprosarium, Commission on Family Life in Laoag City, Bacolod Boys’ Home in Negros Occidental, Dominican Missionaries’ Stela Maris Nursery, Leprosarium in Zamboanga City, Daughter of Mary, Mother of the Church in Naga City, nutrition centers, rural health clinics, government hospitals, and many others — totaling more than 8,000 beneficiaries at present.

Main Products/Services Offered

  • Lotto Games: Grand Lotto 6/55; Power Lotto; Super Lotto 6/49; Mega Lotto 6/45; Lotto 6/42; Lotto 6 Digit Game; Lotto 4D; SuerTres; EZ2 Lotto; Ultra Lotto 6/58
  • Small Town Lottery
  • Keno
  • KasCash
  • Scratch It! Instant Tama!
  • Mini-Sweepstakes
  • Etc.

Franchise Fee

How much is the franchise fee to own a PCSO lotto outlet? None, because there is NO franchise fee needed to operate your own lotto stand!

PCSO got its franchise from the Philippine Congress and those interested to operate their own outlets are called “lotto agents.” That doesn’t mean, though, that as lotto agents you won’t have to shell out money.

Approved lotto agents must pay P10,000 as installation fee which goes to the telecommunications carrier and a processing fee of P1,700 which goes to PCSO.

The agent also has to post a cash bond of P500,000 or pay a surety bond of P5,795.37 annually.

The fees include the bet slips and thermal rolls that will be provided regularly to the lotto agent.

How much do PCSO lotto outlets earn?

Lotto agents earn 5% commission per sale.

But the PCSO also requires lotto agents to reach a certain sales quota per month in order for the outlet to continue operating. In Metro Manila, the quota is said to be P300,000 to P600,000 every month depending on the location.

How to Apply to Become a Lotto Agent 

1. The prospective lotto agent must be Filipino and at least 21 years old. Submit a letter of intent with a location map and photos of your proposed PCSO lotto outlet.

2. PCSO will then inspect the proposed location and evaluate potential sales and communication facilities. The site must have significant foot traffic, not prone to flooding, at least 100 meters away from schools, churches, and other lotto outlets, and at least 5 meters away from pawnshops.

3. Once approved, PCSO informs the applicant to construct the lotto booth, following the PCSO’s requirements, such as colors, floor space, etc. The terminal will then be installed.

4. The applicant pays the processing and installation fee. The surety bond is paid to a PCSO-accredited insurance firm.

5. Training to operate the lotto terminal is then provided to the outlet staff. The one-day training covers basic operations, validation, and selling and fraud prevention, among others.

6. Proceed to PCSO’s main office in Mandaluyong City for outlet provisions. Applicants outside the National Capital Region must pass requirements at their respective provincial district offices.

7. Sign the contract with the PCSO.

8. Wait for online activation.

Documentary Requirements

1. Sketch or Location Map of the proposed site, showing location of existing lotto outlets, if any, in the area.

2. Photos of the proposed outlet/site including its vicinity.

3. Proof of Ownership of the location or Lease of Outlet. For owners of the venue, submit a copy of the Land Title or TCT. For lessees, submit a notarized copy of the Authority/Certification from Building Owner.

4a. Other requirements for Individual Applicants:

  • Birth Certificate of Applicant
  • Three (3) latest ID pictures (2×2) of applicant and spouse, if applicable
  • Proof of Identification (any two valid IDs)
  • Proof of Income. For employed individuals: Income Tax Return and Certificate of Employment. For self-employed applicants: Income Tax Return, Registration of Business (for existing business), and audited Financial Statements (if applicable)
  • NBI Clearance
  • Barangay Clearance (Personal Record)

4b. Other requirements for Corporate Applicants:

  • Biodata of Officers and Directors
  • Certified True Copy of SEC Registration, Articles of Incorporation, and By-Laws
  • Secretary Certificate and or Board Resolution duly authorizing person/s to transact with PCSO for purpose of the operating a lotto outlet
  • Three (3) latest ID pictures (2×2) of the authorized  representative
  • Representative’s Proof of Identification (any two (2) valid ID)
  • Representative’s latest and original NBI Clearance
  • Latest Audited Financial Statement of the corporation
  • Corporation’s Income Tax Return for the immediate preceding year

Lotto Booth Requirements

1. As per PCSO Board Resolution No. 0097 (Series of 2011), the proposed site must meet the following distance requirements. The distance is to be measured from the door of the establishment proper to the proposed outlet and shall follow road directions and not the straight line or hypotenuse distance between the two points:

  • Distance from pawnshop: At least 5 meters
  • Distance from schools, churches, and other lotto outlets: At least 100 meters

2. Floor Space must be at least 2m x 2m. Business counters should measure at least 36” x 24”.

3. Must be in a dry floor space with proper ventilation.

4. Booth should have at least one (1) wireless or fixed landline telephone facility for hotline operation use.

5. For security reasons, all lotto outlets should be enclosed and must be facing the direction of human traffic/entry. Frontage must face the main hallway/corridor or to the direction of major traffic flow.

6. Outlets located within a commercial building or complexes, with 24-hour security, need not be enclosed.

Contact Details

PCSO Main Office: PICC Secretariat Bldg, CCP Complex, 1307 Roxas Blvd., Pasay City


Interested in other Philippine franchising opportunities? Check them out here: Complete list of Philippine companies available for Franchising

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68 thoughts on “How to Franchise: PCSO Lotto Outlet in the Philippines”

  1. Sir/Madam, how much po income o ilan percent sa lotto franchise? 300k lang ba ang cash bond? wala na iba babayaran pagkatapos ng payment sa cash bond? o kailangan pa ba ng additional fund sa outlet pra maka start ng operations? at refundable ba yung cash bond in case ayaw muna ituloy yung business? thanks.

    • Cash Bond – are security deposits while you are operating the business. Kung wala kang pera, Surety Bond (Titulo ng Lupa) pwedi.. again its a bond… means when you stop the operation, it will be returned to you.
      Income or percentage – basahin nyo po sa taas.
      Addional payment? meron – basahin nyo sa taas.

      Bago po mag comment, sana mag basa muna.. Anjan na po lahat sa taas.

    • 50k lang ang cash bond at ung surety bond nasa 5,7k plus kung assuming ang sale mo 300k, 0.005% X 300k= 15k ang income mo monthly. Kaya dapat observe mo muna ang area mo kung matao.

  2. Sir/Madam good day! sana matulongan nyo ako sa plano ko mag lotto franchise? may naipon na ako capital sa lotto franchise at may nka ready na din na location/area. ang gusto ko lng malaman ko kung magkano percentage sa income at kung mayron pa ba additional payment o additional fund to operate maliban sa cash bond na 300k, installation fee 10k at application fee 2k. at refundable ba yung cash bond in case ayaw muna ituloy yung business? Thanks in advance.

  3. sir/madam gusto ko po magkaruon ng lotto outlet may sarili po ako place para sa lotto outlet. gusto ko po malaman kung yung cash bond na 300k ay ma re refund ko in case na gusto ko na i close ko na yung lotto outlet? kindly advice

    • 4.5 to 5 percent from the gross sales.Plus PCSO will also grant you a percentage of a winning bet from your outlet with a maximum of 500,000 PHP, depending on the jackpot winning prize. cool di ba?

    • Di naman cguro 300k ang babayaran mo sa cash bond na 300k.. para magkaroon ka ng cash bond na 300k ay ay nasa 5k lang po yong premium rates na babayaran mo.. correct me if I am wrong.

  4. Plano ko magkarron ng lotto outlet franchise na yan kaso wla pa akong nahanap na pwesto ngyn pero may puhunan na ako.Gusto ko lang malaman kung refundable ba yung cash bond na 300k…Reply nman po pls…

    • Basahin po sa taas… need nyo po mag apply, complete all the documents, e drawing ang location, e inspect nila if acceptable then they will approve… BASAHIN PO ang instruction sa taas.

  5. Sir/madam interesado po ako na magkaroon ng lotto outlet. Pwd po kaya d2 samin sa malitam bats city katabi ng brgy hall malapit sa palengke? Nakapgsabi na rin po ako sa brgy.

    • Basahin po sa taas… need nyo po mag apply, complete all the documents, e drawing ang location, e inspect nila if acceptable then they will approve… BASAHIN PO ang instruction sa taas.

    • CASH BOND or SURETY BOND – Parang piyansa po iyan. Para makalabas ang preso, mag deposit ka ng CASH na 300k… kung wala kang pera, pwedi po SURETY BOND (Titulo ng Lupa), pero mas mataas po ang halaga dapat 700k and market value… pag tumakas ang preso at hindo na mag pakita, yung pyansa po (BOND) kukunin ng gobyerto… pag tapos na ang kaso at kulong man or acquitted ang akusado, ibabalik na po ang CASH bond or SURETY Bond…

      In short, habang nag ooperate po kayu ng lotto, ang cash bond nyo po ay nasa pcso, pagn ag sara na kayu, ibabalik na po ng pcso ang cash bond nyo.

  6. MY CORRECTION TO THE ABOVE STATEMENTS… The Surety Bond for PCSO LOTTO FRANCHISE can be acquired by paying more or less P6,000 annually to the surety bond providers.


  8. Hi,
    I have a plan to franchise lotto in Telabastagan area. how much is the beeded quota to meet the requirement?


  10. Dear Sir,
    Isa akong OFW gusto ko sana mag apply na maging isang agent sa Lotto outlet. Sa ngayun nag work pa rin ako sa abroad Saudi Arabia.
    Meron na akong place sa Brgy. alas asin mariveles Bataan. puide ba akong mag apply sa region 3 or mismo sa PCSO Main Office: PICC Secretariat Bldg, CCP Complex, 1307 Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.
    Please , advise if anong procedure and aking susundin . Mag bakasyun ako ngayun March 23, 2018 sa pinas .

    Salamat ng marami,

    Florencio B. Palen

  11. im currently had a small business n one stop shop(bayad center,remittance,loading,ticketing)gusto ko sn dagdagan ng lotto outlet ung pwesto ko,mgkano po ung cash bond and paano po ba????SLAMAT

  12. Gusto ko po sana magkaron ng business na lotto Dito sa bacoor cavite. Totoo po ba na sa halagang 30k-50k Ay pwede na makapag business ng lotto?

    • Paki elaborate po ang 5% na kikitain and kung tax free na po ba sya? And yung KENO, iba pa ba ang babayaran dun or kasama na po sya sa package? and also yung quota na 300k to 500k po, sa Metro Manila area lang po ba yun applicable or kahit sa province? Salamat po.

  13. Hi good am, Im Alma Ventura.How can you help me to start a lotto outlet?How much is the lowest price can you offer..Please send me the details?
    Thank you!

  14. Sir/Mesdames;
    I would like to inquire How can I put up a Lotto Outlet? My location is in Macaria Village Mindanao Drive, Biñan, Laguna 4024. I hope for a positive response. Thank you very much.

  15. Good day Maam / Sir pwede po ba namin malinaw ang ibig po sabihin ng requirement pong ito “The agent also has to post a cash bond of P500,000 or pay a surety bond of P5,795.37 annually.” Gusto lang po naming claruhin dahil interesado po kaming mag pa tayo ng lotto outlet

  16. Good afternoon po ask ko lang kung panu mag franchise ng lotto booth.Maganda po kaseng busness yan ngaun.Indemand po kase yan dito samin sa batangas.Malvar luta Norte po ang address namin.Sana po matulungan nyo kami.

  17. Good day Ma’am/Sir,

    How many days usually the processing will be completed if your going to franchise lotto outlet?
    And whom to be contacted if any delays happened while processing your franchise?

  18. Hi gud evning po.
    Interesado po ako magkaroon ng lotto outlet. Any contact number n pwede twagan for inquiry.? Salamat

  19. Can a person outside of Philippines start a PCSO outlet? Do they allow business visa for opening up a PCSO outlet?Your answer is much awaited

  20. Di po ba ang nakalagay sa taas ay cash bond of 500k OR surety bond 5795 annually??? Ibig sabihin kung hindi kaya ng 500k pede annually magbayad? Tama po ba?Thanks

  21. hi ,
    gosto ko pong klarohin na ang mayor may control ba sa pag stop sa lotto business sa province? Or may right ba na d ka bibigyan nang permit to stop operation of lotto? tama po ba?

    Kasi interested akong mag put up negosyo sa leyte area so all i need is the rules and regulations.

    maroon bang rights ang mayor not to issue a permit in the area?.

    Your answear is important for me.



  22. good day! i would like to inqiure po sana mgkano ang mgfranchise ng stl dito sa cagayan de oro city? if probinsya po ba pareho lang po ang qota with the city proper?

  23. Hi good, i am very much interested po to avail this lotto outlet franchise , ok na po ako sa 10k for and 1,800 . Pero yong cash bond na 500k and surety na 5k+ ano po yon? One time payment po ba yon ? Meron po kaming sari sari store & pisonet gusto ko rin po sana mg franchise ng lottoe outlet para extra income po, ok lang po sa akin kahit saang lugar basta malapit lapit lang sa location namin. Sana matulongan nyo po ako

  24. Hello Admin.. this post is actually out of date.. and since many people are still finding this page, it would serve them better to update certain information.. like the application fee. Application fee is now Php2,500 and the surety bond is paid every 2 years (Php13000)

    there’s this video made 2019 that has updated information:

  25. GOOD DAY.

    I am already read the requirements and financial needed for opening or availing lotto outlet..

    once submitted the document needed how many weeks or month to install to make it open or operational.thanks


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