MANILA – A lone bettor from Batangas bagged the PHP5.94 million jackpot prize in Saturday night's Lotto 6/42 draw.
In an advisory Sunday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said the lucky bettor guessed the winning combination of 08-15-11-23-36-33.
The ticket was purchased in Taal, Batangas.
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 over PHP10,000 shall be subject to a 20-percent tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law.
A total of 23 won PHP24,000 each for guessing five out of the six winning digits; 1,305 will get PHP800 each for four correct digits; and 20,898 will settle for PHP20 each for three correct digits.
Prizes not claimed within a year shall be forfeited.
The 6/42 Lotto is drawn every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
This is the third straight day and the fourth time this month that a sole bettor bagged the jackpot prize of the government’s lottery games.
A bettor in Malabon became an instant millionaire after guessing the right six-digit combination of the Mega Lotto 6/45 draw on June 17 winning the PHP103-million jackpot, while lone bettor from Cavite bagged the PHP9.4-million jackpot of the Lotto 6/42 draw on June 16.
Last June 9, a lone bettor from Las Piñas City bagged the PHP12.9-million jackpot of the Lotto 6/42 draw.
Meanwhile, a lucky bettor has yet to guess the winning combination 48-55-21-05-18-52 to win the jackpot of the Grand Lotto 6/55 of a whopping PHP219.2 million on Saturday night's draw.
The PCSO urged the public to patronize its games to generate more funds for health programs, medical assistance and services, and charities.
Through its mandatory contributions, the agency said it does not only help individuals in need of medical assistance but also provides funds to government institutions. (PNA)