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Lotto 6/45, 6/55 winners claim prizes

April 1, 2023 Arlene Rivera 241 views

TWO winners of the Mega Lotto 6/45 and the Grand Lotto 6/55, both from Mindanao, claimed their prizes at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) head office in Mandaluyong City recently.

The lucky bettor from Bayugan, Agusan Del Sur, claimed the Mega Lotto 6/45 jackpot prize of P12,171,239.80 drawn on March 6, 2023, with winning combination 26-43-11-18-05-45.

According to the winner, she “randomly” selected the winning numbers when she was playing at one of the lotto outlets in Bayugan.

She has also been a lotto player for almost two decades now and she still can’t believe that her loyalty to the game has paid off. When asked how she intends to use her winnings, she said, “Sa ngayon po, ilalagak ko muna sa bangko at pag-iisipang mabuti kung paano ko magagamit ng tama ang napakalaking halaga pong ito na natanggap ko ngayon.”

The second winner of the Grand Lotto 6/55 with the winning combination 45-29-12-03-26-51 and the total jackpot prize of P29,700,000 was drawn on March 11, 2023.

The winning ticket was bought in one of the lotto outlets in Davao City, Davao Del Sur.

The Davaoeño has been a frequent lotto player for over 15 years and can attest that the chances of winning in lotto games are real, as she has previously won several consolation prizes.

She confessed that whenever she plays the lotto, she always chooses the “Lucky Pick” (LP) or the random numbers selected by the system.

She mentioned that her winnings will be used to start a business selling motorbike parts and services and acquiring land or real estate investment.

According to RA (Republic Act) 1169, winners have one year from the date of the draw to collect their prize, or it will be forfeited and will form part of the PCSO Charity Fund.

Winners must sign and write their names on the back of the winning ticket and present two government-issued identification cards in order to claim their winnings.

Additionally, prizes above P10,000 are subject to a 20% final tax in accordance with the TRAIN Law.