2 winners bag P31.7-M Super Lotto jackpot

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

August 16, 2023, 5:25 pm

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MANILA – Two lucky bettors would split the PHP31.7 million jackpot prize of the Super Lotto 6/49 draw on Tuesday night.

In a statement on Wednesday, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) general manager Melquiades Robles said the winners from Imus, Cavite and Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu Ozamis City got the winning combination of 12-05-01-30-09-14 with total jackpot prize of PHP31,725,228.

The bettors can claim the prize at the PCSO main office in Mandaluyong City by presenting the winning ticket and two identification cards.

As provided in the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law, lotto winnings of more than PHP10,000 shall be subject to a 20 percent tax.

Prizes not claimed within a year shall be forfeited.

Meanwhile, 82 others won PHP50,000 each for guessing five out of the six winning digits, while 2,409 will get PHP1,200 each for four correct digits, and 30,144 will settle for PHP50 each for three correct digits.

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

Meanwhile, the PCSO reported that it has released PHP35.8 million in medical assistance to a total of 4,765 eligible beneficiaries nationwide from Aug. 7 to 11.

Citing its latest data, the state lottery agency said in a statement the funds were released to beneficiaries through its Medical Access Program (MAP).

The beneficiaries include 715 indigents from the National Capital Region who received PHP8.3 million worth of assistance; 1,212 from Northern and Central Luzon who were given PHP8.1 million; and 1,447 from the Southern Tagalog and Bicol Region who received PHP6.8 million.

In the Visayas, 1,091 individuals were provided with PHP6.1 million in medical aid while 1,138 in Mindanao received PHP6.3 million.

The MAP, formerly known as the Individual Medical Assistance Program, augments medical assistance for indigent Filipinos, particularly for hospital confinement, chemotherapy, dialysis and post-transplant medicines.

Robles urged the public to support the agency’s gaming products to raise additional revenue for health initiatives, medical services, and other national charities.

Through its mandatory contributions, the PCSO not only helps individuals in need of medical assistance but also provides funds to government institutions. (PNA)