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Megalotto, grandlotto winners both from Mindanao
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 banko at pagiisipang 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 total jackpot prize of P 29,700,000.00 was drawn on March 11, 2023.
The winning ticket was bought in one of the lotto outlets in Davao City, Davao Del Sur.
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, as well as purchase of real estate
According to RA 1169, winners have one (1) 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 at the back of the winning ticket and present two (2) government-issued identification cards in order to claim their winnings.
Additionally, prizes above 10,000.00 are subject to a 20% final tax in accordance with the TRAIN Law.