MANILA – A bettor in Eastern Samar became an instant millionaire after guessing the right six-digit combination of the Mega Lotto 6/45 draw on Friday night, winning the PHP8.9 million jackpot.
In an advisory Saturday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said the bettor picked the numbers 28-10-16-03-25-13 for total earnings of PHP8,910,000.
The ticket was purchased in Quinapondan, Eastern Samar.
The bettor can claim his cheque at PCSO's main office in Mandaluyong City by presenting the winning ticket and two identification cards.
As provided in the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law, lotto winnings of more than PHP10,000 shall be subject to a 20-percent tax.
A total of 88 won PHP32,000 each for guessing five out of the six winning digits, while 2,864 will get PHP1,000 each for four correct digits and 35,085 will settle for PHP30 each for three correct digits.
Unclaimed prizes within a year shall be forfeited.
Mega Lotto 6/45 is drawn every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
This is the second straight day and the sixth time this month that a sole bettor bagged the jackpot prize of the government’s lottery games. (PNA)