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What Is Swertres? Suertres?

Swertres, also known as 3D STL (Suertres Lotto) is a combination of the two words, “Swerte” which means lucky, and “tres” which literally means three. In short, Swertres means lucky three.

It’s one of the most popular lottery games in the Philippines even kids would know what this game is all about. In rural areas, especially in small barangays, a small lotto outlet is placed, famous for its yellow and red color combination.

History Of Swertres

Swertres Lotto (formerly known as Suertres, which was previously only offered within Visayas and Mindanao regions before it was expanded in 2006) is one of the most popular lottery games we know today. It was originally started by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for the purpose of combating fraud schemes, illegal operations, and other illegal activities in both Visayas and Mindanao; but today, it’s now available to all Filipinos all over Luzon.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office is the oldest lotteries agency in the Philippines. They were established in the year 1934 and based on their website, they have served more than 8,527,000 clients since then all around the country. This functioned as being one of the most successful nonprofit organizations that started out with a small amount of money and have built an empire ever since.

How To Play Swertres?

If you are to play Swertres, you must be at least 18 years old, to legally buy tickets and claim prizes. This is the most important reminder of the PCSO. Also, you should know that one ticket costs ₱12. inclusive of the 20% Documentary Stamp Tax (DST). Here’s how to play Swertres 3D Lotto:

  1. Go to the nearest authorized PCSO Lotto Outlet.
  2. Select the specific draw you want to play/bet.
  3. Select your 3-digit lucky combination, from 0-9.
  4. Have your 3-digit combination be encoded by the cashier.
  5. The cashier will give you the ticket, then just wait for the result.

You can also play the Rambolito system play of Swertres where you still need to choose a three-digit combination and the possible combinations will be generated by the system automatically.

Reminder: Please make sure to keep your ticket safe from getting ripped, wet, wort, getting lost. No ticket or damaged ticket means you will not be able to claim your prizes.

How To Claim Swertres Prize?

Claiming the Swertres prize is the most exciting part of playing the Swertres 3D Lotto game. Of course, you play in hope of winning, so you should also know how to claim your prize if you get lucky and win.

Note: In the case of winning, you are given a one-year duration for claiming your prize. You just have to make sure that your ticket is kept intact and free of any damaged.

  • If your winning prize is ₱10,000 or below, you can claim your prize at any authorized lotto outlet or at any PCSO Branch Office near you.
  • For the prizes ₱10,001 and above, winners are required to claim their prizes at any PCSO Branch Office. Winning a prize in this category is subject to a 20% reduction in accordance with the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act.

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