Lone bettor from Manila wins P28.6-M lotto jackpot

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

December 1, 2023, 3:31 pm

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(Screengrab from PTV)

MANILA – A lone bettor from Manila won the PHP28.6-million jackpot in Thursday night's Lotto 6/42 draw.

The winning combination of 36-38-29-37-41-30 carried a total jackpot prize of PHP28,612,882.60 and was bagged by a bettor who purchased a ticket at the SM City San Lazaro, according to a statement released by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Friday.

The check can be claimed at the PCSO main office in Mandaluyong City upon presentation of the winning ticket and two identification cards. The bettor has one year to claim the prize.

Lotto winnings of over PHP10,000 shall be subject to a 20 percent tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law.

Meanwhile, 22 other bettors won PHP24,000 each for guessing five out of the six winning numbers; 714 bettors will get PHP800 each for four correct digits; and 14,872 will settle for PHP20 each for three correct digits.

The 6/42 Lotto is drawn every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

PCSO urges the public to patronize the games as a large portion of the revenues goes to the government’s charity programs. (PNA)