MANILA – A bettor in Zamboanga del Sur became an instant millionaire after guessing the right six-digit combination of the Lotto 6/42 draw on Thursday night.
In an advisory Friday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said the bettor guessed the winning combination of 24-03-18-20-28-04, which carried a total jackpot prize of PHP39,292,522.80.
The ticket was purchased in Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur.
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.
A total of 78 bettors won PHP24,000 each for guessing five out of the six winning digits; 3,067 will get PHP800 each for four correct digits and 41,348 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 public is encouraged to keep on patronizing the products of PCSO as a large chunk of its revenues goes to charity programs. (PNA)