MANILA – Two bettors from different regions will become instant millionaires after they hit the PHP73-million jackpot of the Mega Lotto 6/45 draw on Wednesday night.
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), in an advisory Thursday, said the bettors guessed the winning combination, 37-29-42-21-27-05, and will split the prize money of PHP73,481,247.
The winning tickets were bought in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, and Barangay Pinagkaisahan, Makati City.
Winners have one year from the date of the draw to claim the prize, as specified in Republic Act 1169, the law on PCSO lotteries.
All jackpot prizes must be claimed at the PCSO main office in Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.
Winners must write their names and signature on the back of the winning tickets and present two government-issued identification cards or documents.
Lotto winnings of more than PHP10,000 are subject to 20 percent tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law.
Meanwhile, 45 others won PHP32,000 each for guessing five out of the six winning digits, while 2,443 will get PHP1,000 each for four correct digits, and 37,818 will settle for PHP30 each for three correct digits.
The 6/45 Mega Lotto is drawn every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
The public is encouraged to keep on patronizing the products of PCSO as a large chunk of its revenues goes to charity programs. (PNA)