Gov’t worker in Tacloban gets share of P521M Ultra Lotto prize

January 24, 2023 Arlene Rivera 77 views

A GOVERNMENT employee from Tacloban, Leyte claimed her share from the P521 million Ultra Lotto 6/58 jackpot prize for 2022.

The newest millionaire arrived at the PCSO Main Office, Shaw Boulevard Mandaluyong City, on January 11, and claimed half of the P521,275,111,60 winnings, which were drawn on December 30, 2022.

The said draw was the largest winning prize of the lotto which resulted in two millionaires who will split the jackpot prize after correctly guessing the winning combination of 01-23-15-03-08-05.

According to PCSO, the new winner, a 44-year-old female government employee from Tacloban City, purchased her lucky ticket in one of the lotto outlets in Tacloban, hoping to win and change her life in the coming New Year.

When asked what is her initial reaction when she found out she had won the lottery and how she was able to pick these lucky numbers, she said, “Hindi po kami nakatulog, hindi po kami makapaniwala. Nakita po lamang naming na nanalo po yung tiket ay doon po sa Facebook, hindi po pa rin kami mapakali kaya pinanood po namin ang buong draw sa YouTube.”

“Yung mga numero po ay hindi po naming alaga at bihira lang po ako tumaya, yung ‘1’ po ay dahil January, ‘23’ para sa 2023, ‘15’ araw ng fiesta po sa Bohol, ‘8’ at ‘3’ edad po ng father ko na 83 years old na po at iyong ‘’5 po ay gusto ng father ko umuwi sa Bohol ng January 5,” the lucky winner said.

The new millionaire said, so far, she has no plan yet for the large sum of money she has won.

“Above all salamat sa Panginoon, sa blessings na binigay saka salamat, salamat sa PCSO. Sana gabayan kami Lord para magamit itong blessings na binigay sa amin at sana ma i-share din naming ito sa mga taong nangangailangan at makatulong kami sa iba,” the lotto winner said.

Under the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, a 20% tax will automatically be deducted from the jackpot prize.

Based on the PCSO charter, winnings should be claimed within one year from the date of draw; otherwise, the same would be forfeited to form part of the PCSO Charity Fund.

The agency reminds winners to secure their tickets and write their names and signature on the back.

It must not be wrinkled, folded, or even have a single tear on it. The bar code must not be damaged, as it is an essential component of the ticket for validation. The lotto terminal should be able to read the bar code.

Winning numbers and other details of PCSO games, products, and services can be viewed on the PCSO Official Website, the official PCSO Facebook Page, and PCSO GOV channel on YouTube.

PCSO thanked millions of lotto patrons nationwide for supporting PCSO gaming products.

With the public’s continuous support, the agency is able to provide charity services to individuals and institutions in need of financial and medical assistance.