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MANILA – The Ultra Lotto 6/58 jackpot is expected to soar to a whopping PHP320 million by the next draw on Friday night, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said Wednesday.

In an advisory, the agency said nobody bagged the PHP304.9 million jackpot from Tuesday night's draw that yielded a winning combination 38-55-26-32-20-09.

However, PCSO said there were 16 bettors who came very close to hitting the jackpot, correctly guessing five of the six-digit winning combination, and each winning PHP120,000 while 1,003 will get PHP2,000 each for four correct digits, and 25,012 will settle for PHP100 each for three correct digits.

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

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)