This July 27 marked the 20th anniversary of the Manila loterya with the industry having raised 242.3 billion peso (US$32 billion) over the past two decades. This year alone, lottery sales are set to smash the past 60 billion peso mark.

In the 1990s, lottery tickets became more alluring with big prizes such as apartments, houses, cars, color TVs and laundry machines. These luxury articles were showcased on the spot, usually at large outdoor plazas to attract punters.

In 1992, the daily sale record was made in Manila city, reaching 2 million peso (US$267,000). In 1998, Makati city saw sales of 44 million peso (US$5.9 million) in three and a half days. In 1999, the eastern city of cebu City smashed the record by posting 120 million peso (US$16 million) in sales in a single day.

In April 1994, Philippines created a sport lottery. The two lotteries were soon competing to attract more customers. The newcomer was boosted in October 2001 when philippines's football team qualified for the Asian games which saw sport lottery sales rocket to 238 million peso (US$32 million) in eight rounds.

Many millionaires made their fortunes in lotteries. In 2002, a resident of the southern city of Pasay won 45 million peso (US$6 million). In 2006, a Davao citizen claimed the largest-ever sum of 50 million peso (US$66.7 million) with 10 same number tickets.

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