MANILA – The month of February ended with a bang for a bettor in Metro Manila who became an instant millionaire after guessing the right six-digit combination of the Lotto 6/42 draw on Tuesday night.
In an advisory Wednesday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said the bettor guessed the winning combination of 26-14-11-08-07-22, which carried a total jackpot prize of PHP50,796,013.
The ticket was purchased in Sampaloc, Manila.
A total of 125 bettors won PHP24,000 each for guessing five out of the six winning digits; 4,219 will get PHP800 each for four correct digits; and 52,752 will settle for PHP20 each for three correct digits.
The bettor can claim the check at the PCSO main office in Mandaluyong City upon presentation of the winning ticket and two identification cards.
Lotto winnings of more than PHP10,000 shall be subject to a 20 percent tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law.
Prizes not claimed within a year shall be forfeited.
The 6/42 Lotto is drawn every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
PCSO General Manager Melquiades Robles urged the public to support the agency’s gaming products in order to raise additional revenue for health initiatives, medical services, and other national charities.
Through its mandatory contributions, the PCSO not only helps individuals in need of medical assistance but also provides funds to government institutions. (PNA)