|English Lottery 1566 Scroll. Courtesy Wikipedia.|
In 1995, Manuel Morato, then chairman of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office , revived the lottery games in the Philippines with the aim to increase more funds for the PCSO's charity programs. The current lottery started with only the Lotto 6/42 game. It's very first draw was on March 8, 1995. The winning number combination was 4, 20, 22, 30, 34, and 38. Today, Philippine Lotto also includes Grandlotto 6/55, Superlotto 6/49, and Megalotto 6/45.
Early history of the lottery is said to have started in China during the Han Dynasty between 205 and 187 B.C. You can read a wider scope of the history of lottery in the world at Wikipedia.