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MANILA – Two bettors became instant millionaires after winning the PHP23-million jackpot in the Lotto 6/42, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said Sunday.

In an advisory, the PCSO said the bettors guessed the winning combination 17-11-23-21-05-25 from Saturday night's draw, with total prize money of PHP23,061,318.

The winning tickets were bought by bettors in Marikina and Antipolo City, Rizal. They 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 111 won PHP24,000 each for guessing five out of the six winning digits; 3,778 will get PHP800 each for four correct digits, and 43,040 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.

The PCSO is urging 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)