STL | Close the Gap to Win in the Local Community

STL | Close the Gap to Win in the Local Community!


STL – Small Town Lottery

STL, often abbreviated for Small Town Lottery, have become an important part of the lottery landscape, especially in many Asian countries. These lotteries have carved a niche for themselves by not only providing the allure of winning big but also contributing to the prosperity of local communities.

In this article, we explore the world of Small Town Lottery, its origins, how it works, and its impact on the communities it serves.

The Origin Small Town Lottery

The Small Town Lottery concept arose from the need for local gaming opportunities to attract residents of small communities.
National lotteries exist in many countries but do not always meet the special needs and interests of small towns and regions.
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How STL works

STL often operates at the local or regional level. Here’s how it usually works:

Authorized dealer

At Small Town Lottery, authorized agents or individuals are designated to sell tickets in a specific region or city. These agents serve as the primary point of contact for community stakeholders.

Ticket sales

These approved merchants sell STL tickets to players. Tickets are often available in paper or digital formats, depending on the locality and technology infrastructure.


Small Town Lottery games have regular draws, just like traditional lotteries. These draws take place at set intervals, such as daily or weekly, and are usually conducted in a transparent and public manner.


Small Town Lottery prices may vary in size and structure. There are usually several prize levels and players can win by combining numbers or symbols.
A significant portion of the revenue generated by STL ticket sales is allocated to various local or regional initiatives. These can include funding infrastructure projects, health care, education and other community development programs.

Impact of STL on Local Communities

Small Town Lottery has a number of positive impacts on the communities it serves:

Generate revenue:

STL generates significant revenue for local communities and organizations. This revenue is vital to funding projects and services that benefit the entire community.

Career opportunities:

STL operations require the participation of authorized agents and support staff, thereby creating employment opportunities at the local level.

Infrastructure development:

A significant portion of revenue is typically earmarked for infrastructure projects. This includes construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, schools and medical facilities.

Health and Education:

Many programs allocate funds to improve health services and educational facilities in underserved areas. This can help people have better access to quality health care and education.

Social protection programs:

Several STL initiatives support social welfare programs, including support for low-income families, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

Crime reduction:

Improving community development through revenue can lead to reduced crime rates as economic opportunities and access to essential services increase.

Cultural and sports events:

STL revenue can also be used to support cultural and sporting events, thereby enriching the cultural and entertainment aspects of the community.

Challenges and Concerns

Although STL has made positive contributions to the local community, it also faces challenges and concerns:


Ensuring appropriate regulation and oversight of STL activities is critical to preventing fraud and misappropriation of funds.


Transparency in income distribution and number selection is critical for establishing and maintaining confidence between players and the community.

Social Issues:

Some critics argue that STL may lead to gambling-related issues in the community, including as addiction and financial difficulties for vulnerable individuals.


Other kinds of gambling, including as internet betting and casinos, may pose a threat to STL’s income generating.

How to play the STL Games?

STL Pares Mechanics

  • Pick your numbers from 1 to 40 and pay the bet.
  • Like EZ2, the single-chambered machine is used to draw. After the first number is drawn, the machine is restarted for the second winning number.
  • Bettor wins if he got the winning numbers in exact order.
  • The draw is aired at official pages of STL Visayas and Mindanao.

STL Swer3 Mechanics

  • Pick your numbers from 0 to 9 of three (3) columns panel.
  • Pay the bet.
  • Similar to Swertres, a three-chambered machine is used for to determine the lucky digits.
  • Bettor wins if he got the winning numbers in exact order.

STL Swer2 Mechanics

  • Pick your numbers from 0 to 9 of two (2) columns panel.
  • Pay the bet.
  • A two-chambered machine is used for to determine the lucky digits.
  • Bettor wins if he got the winning numbers in exact order.

STL Swer4 Mechanics

  • Pick your numbers from 0000 to 9999 of four (4) columns panel.
  • Pay the bet.
  • A single-chambered machine is used for to determine the lucky digits.
  • Bettor wins if he got the winning numbers in exact order.
  • The draw is exclusive to Mindanao area and is drawn everyday at 7:00PM.

PCSO announcement(s) and notice(s)

PCSO confidently warns the public to stay vigilant against fraudulent entities who claim to be affiliated with PCSO and attempt to lure them into purchasing lotto tickets through illegitimate online platforms.

You can visit the official website at

Lotto New Schedule of Games

Here is the detailed schedule of lotto games held by PCSO from Monday to Sunday.

  • Ultra Lotto 6/58 – Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 9PM
  • Grand Lotto 6/55 – Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9PM
  • Super Lotto 6/49 – Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 9PM
  • Mega Lotto 6/45 – Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9PM
  • Lotto 6/42 – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9PM
  • 6D Lotto – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9PM
  • 4D Lotto – Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9PM
  • 3D Lotto – Monday to Sunday at 2PM, 5PM and 9PM
  • 2D Lotto – Monday to Sunday at 2PM, 5PM and 9PM
  • STL Pares, Swer3 & Swer2 Visayas – Monday to Sunday at 10:30AM, 3PM and 7PM
  • STL Pares, Swer3 & Swer2, Swer4 Mindanao – Monday to Sunday at 10:30AM, 3PM and 7PM

Other Related Topic

E-Lotto PCSO


Taking lottery operations online is a logical step in modernizing the gaming experience and ensuring broader accessibility. This move is particularly timely and crucial in light of the ongoing global health crisis that has restricted traditional lottery operations.

The E-Lotto platform has been meticulously designed to provide a seamless online lottery experience, seamlessly blending tradition with modern technology.

The PCSO recently made an official announcement regarding the launch of E-Lotto, set to go live in November. This development is highly anticipated, as it signifies a new era in the country’s lottery landscape.

Expectations are running high, with the public eagerly awaiting the digital transformation of a beloved national pastime.

The PCSO E-lotto is poised to revolutionize how Filipinos play and engage with PCSO lotto games. This electronic lottery system aims to bring lotto gaming into the digital age, making it accessible to a wider audience while ensuring a secure and efficient gaming environment.

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