Cavite bettor bags P53.8-M Mega Lotto jackpot

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

May 23, 2024, 9:49 am

<p><em>(Photo courtesy of PCSO)</em></p>

(Photo courtesy of PCSO)

MANILA – A lone bettor from Cavite province bagged the PHP53.8 million jackpot in Wednesday night's Mega Lotto 6/45 draw.

In an advisory on Thursday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said the winning combination 11-30-21-04-22-13 carried a total jackpot prize of PHP53,861,631.60.

The ticket was purchased from an outlet at General Trias, Cavite.

Winners have a 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. Lotto winnings of more than PHP10,000 are subject to 20 percent tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law.

Meanwhile, 87 others won PHP32,000 each for guessing five of the six winning digits; 2,961 will get PHP1,000 each for four correct digits; and 41,095 will settle for PHP30 each for three correct digits.

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

PCSO general manager Melquiades Robles urged the public to support the agency’s gaming products to raise additional revenue for health initiatives, medical services, and other national charities. (PNA)