PCSO’s two latest instant millionaires
By EDD K. USMAN
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(SDN) — Two more lucky bettors have joined the unofficial Lotto Millionaires Club.
Lucky bettors on day of SONA 2021
Corporate and Planning Department Manager Agnes Salgarino Ibera of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said the two punters hit Mega Lotto 6/45’s Php36-million jackpot.
She said the bettors bought their winning tickets at Lotto betting stations in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, and Batangas City, Batangas, with their respective bets matching 6/45’s winning combination in the draw on Monday, July 26, 2021.
Perhaps inconsequential in the new instant millionaires’ luck, but July 26 marked the last and final State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) of soon-to-be-outgoing President Rodrigo R. Duterte.
Here’s the winning combination of Monday’s Mega Lotto draw — 34 – 40 – 08 – 24 – 36 – 30 which carried the Php36,083,471 prize money. Ibera said the winners will share equally the jackpot money.
Not very lucky, still seven bettors had near miss of the jackpot, guessing correctly five of the winning numbers, giving them Php32,000 each as consolation prize.
A total of 786 bets will get Php1,000 each for four correct numbers; 14,004 will get Php30 each.
The PCSO has continued producing instant millionaires amid the devastating coronavirus pandemic that originated in Wuhan City, Hubei, China, since at least December 2019.
Pandemic or no pandemic, in normal times or bad times, Filipinos majority of them the poor souls in many impoverished communities nationwide will continue to search for their fortunes through PCSO’s Lotto games.
Revenue from PCSO games sustains charity assistance
Filipinos’ embracing of the chance games is what gives the PCSO the funds it uses for its various charity programs and services. A total of 30 percent of every peso of revenue goes to charity assistance, 15 percent for operating fund, and 55 percent to the prize fund where lotto jackpots and other prizes are taken.
So, if you feel lucky for your first million, go take your chance. Potentially, a Php20 bet on any of the various Lotto games could make you an instant millionaire. Why not!
If others are hitting the jackpot, you could be next instant millionaire.
You may choose from Ultra Lotto 6/58, Grand Lotto 6/55, Super Lotto 6/48, Mega Lotto 6/45, and Lotto 6/42.
Ibera said winners can claim their winnings at the PCSO Headquarters at Sun Plaza Building corner Shaw Boulevard and Princeton Street, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila.
Take care of your tickets
The PCSO says prizes are deemed forfeited after a lapse of one year on the date of the draw. Forfeited prizes go to the charity fund.
But you have to take care of your tickets because winning tickets mangled badly, or those can’t be read by the Lotto computers are not eligible for the prize.
Over 2,000 instant millionaires from Lotto games of the PCSO have realized their dream of hitting the jackpot. (✓)