The winning number combination of the Super Lotto 6/49 draw on Nov. 27, 2022. (Screengrab from PTV)

MANILA – Christmas came early for a bettor in Metro Manila who became an instant millionaire after bagging the jackpot of the Super Lotto 6/49 draw on Sunday night.

In an advisory Monday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said the bettor guessed the winning combination of 05-42-40-03-25-35 which carried a total jackpot prize of PHP 63,013,007.

The ticket was purchased in Valenzuela City.

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.

Meanwhile, 26 other bettors guessed five out of the six two-digit winning combinations and won PHP50,000 each, the PCSO said.

About 1,164 bettors got PHP1,200 each for getting four of the winning combinations while 21,025 bettors won PHP50 each for guessing three right combinations.

Prizes not claimed within a year shall be forfeited.

The 6/49 Super Lotto is drawn every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Ultra Lotto 6/58 jackpot is estimated to climb up to PHP302 million for Tuesday night's draw.

The state lottery agency said there was no winner of the PHP293 million jackpot in Sunday night's draw, which yielded a winning combination of 36-38-29-07-45-12.

However, PCSO said there were 21 bettors who came very close to hitting the jackpot, correctly guessing five of the six-digit winning combination, and each winning PHP120,000 while 1,281 will get PHP2,000 each for four correct digits, and 30,829 will settle for PHP100 each for three correct digits.

The Ultra Lotto 6/58 is drawn every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

Fish vendor, tricycle driver claim lotto prize

Meanwhile, the PCSO said two jackpot winners from separate Lotto draws claimed their prizes at its main office in Mandaluyong City.

In a statement on Monday, the PCSO said a 35-year-old fish vendor from Pasig City claimed the PHP24.6 million jackpot prize of the Oct. 25 Lotto 6/42 draw that yielded the winning combination 28-10- 30-08-01-16.

The lucky winner mentioned that the lucky numbers he picked during his lotto play were a combination of his and his partner’s birthdates.

Nagpapasalamat ako sa PCSO sa mga pagkakataong ibinibigay nila na nakakapagpagbago ng buhay ng mga tao at sa gaya ko na sinuwerte po ngayon. Ang premyo pong nakuha ko ngayon ay mapupunta at ibabahagi ko sa aking pamilya lalo na sa mga kapatid ko. Sana marami pa kayong matulungan at sana marami ding makakuha ng swerte tulad ng nakamit ko po. Salamat, PCSO (I am grateful to PCSO for the opportunities they provide that change people's lives and for those like me who are lucky enough to be here. The prize I got today will go and I will share it with my family, especially my siblings. I hope I can help many more people and I hope many people get luck like I did. Thank you, PCSO),” he said.

When asked how he plans to spend his winnings, he replied, “Sa ngayon, ipangpupuhunan ko muna po sa magiging bagong negosyo ko. Yung iba, itatabi ko muna po sa banko (For now, I will invest in my new business first. The rest, I'll keep it in the bank).”

On the other hand, a 29-year-old tricycle driver from San Antonio, Zambales also drove home half of the PHP5.94 million jackpot prize of the Nov. 8 Lotto 6/42 jackpot with the winning number combination 09-06-29-07-05-19.

According to him, the winning combination consisted of his family and relatives’ birthdates. He has been playing lotto games for a couple of years, hopeful that he will finally become a lotto winner.

“Thankful ako sa PCSO kasi sila ang naging daan para mabibiyaan ako ng ganitong kalaking halaga na magagamit ko para sa pag-aaral at kinabukasan ng aking mga anak. Isa po akong tricycle driver at maliit lang ang kinikita sa araw-araw kaya napakalaking tulong po nito (I am thankful to PCSO because they have been the way for me to be left with such a large amount that I can use for my children's education and future. I'm a tricycle driver and I only earn a small amount every day so this is a big help).” he said.

To avoid forfeiture of winnings, winners have one year from the date of the draw to claim the prize, as specified in Republic Act 1169.

The PCSO further reminds the public that all lotto jackpot prizes must be claimed at the PCSO Main Office, Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City.

To claim prizes, winners must write their names and sign at the back of the winning ticket, and present two government-issued IDs.

The public is encouraged to keep on patronizing the products of PCSO as a large chunk of its revenues goes to charity programs. (PNA)