# Chances of Winning the Lotto 6/42 in the Philippines

Lotto 6/42 is the first national lottery game in the Philippines and first introduced on March 8, 1995 and this draw is specific only in Luzon with a separate game in Visayas and Mindanao. The prize pool is divided equally among the winners. To play Lotto 6/42, you need to choose 6 numbers from 1 to 42. Live draws are broadcasted over PTV4 and live streamed over pcso.gov.ph at 9:00PM every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

We use the formula x = n!/r!(n-r)!

where:
x = the total number combinations
n = the size of the number field
r = the amount of number to choose

so
n = 42, r = 6

x = 42!/6!(42-6)!
x = 5,245,786

Minimum Jackpot Prize : ₱5,940,000.00
Numbers to be selected : 01 – 42
Combinations : 5,245,786
Money to bet : ₱104,915,720.00

The odds to get the jackpot prize are 1 of 5,245,786 combinations and you need to spend ₱104, 915,720.00 to win the jackpot if the price per ticket is ₱20.00. Remember that winning above ₱10,000.00 is subjected to 20% tax.