2 bettors from N. Ecija, Manila to split P70.8-M Mega Lotto jackpot

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

February 27, 2024, 12:33 pm

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MANILA – Two bettors from Nueva Ecija and Metro Manila would split the PHP70.8 million jackpot from Monday night's Mega Lotto 6/45 draw.

In an advisory Tuesday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said the winning combination 29-07-09-20-03-26 carried a total jackpot prize of PHP70,879,526.80.

The winning tickets were bought in Sta. Cruz, Manila and in Nueva Ecija.

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 on Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. Lotto winnings of more than PHP10,000 are subject to 20 percent tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law.

The 6/45 Mega Lotto is drawn every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

PCSO General Manager Mel 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)