Caloocan bettor bags P222-M Grand Lotto jackpot

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

April 14, 2024, 2:35 pm

MANILA – A lone bettor from Metro Manila became an instant millionaire after hitting the PHP222-million jackpot of the Grand Lotto 6/55 on Saturday night.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), in an advisory Sunday, said the bettor guessed the winning combination 17- 26-30-39-14-07 which carried a total jackpot of PHP222,993,453.20.

The winning ticket was bought at an outlet in Grace Park, Caloocan City.

Meanwhile, 36 others won PHP100,000 each for guessing five out of the six winning digits; 1,831 bettors will get PHP1,500 each for four correct digits; and 35,982 will settle for PHP60 each for three correct digits.

The winners have one year from the date of the draw to claim the prize, as specified in Republic Act 1169 or 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 signatures 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.

The Grand Lotto 6/55 is drawn every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

PCSO urges the public to patronize their games as a large chunk of revenues goes to charity programs. (PNA)