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Lone bettor wins over P17 million Mega Lotto jackpot


By Jel Santos

A lone bettor of Mega Lotto 6/45 won more than P17 million during Monday night’s draw, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said.

The winning combination of Mega Lotto 6/45 was 09-29-31-26-18-20, which had a total jackpot of P17, 437, 386. 20.

Patrons place their bets at a Lotto outlet in Manila after the suspension of PCSO lotto operations was lifted on Tuesday night. (Ali Vicoy / MANILA BULLETIN)


It will be subjected to 20 percent tax in accordance with the TRAIN Law, according to the PCSO. The government will get a total of P3, 487, 477. 24.

Thirty-two consolation prize winners, who fell a digit short from winning the jackpot, will get P20, 560.

To claim the jackpot, the bettors must go to PCSO’s main office in Mandaluyong City, and present two IDs to get a cheque.

PCSO General Manager Royina Garma urged the public to keep on patronizing the products of the agency to help in the various charity programs.

For updates, visit the PCSO’s official website at www.pcso.gov.ph and official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pcsoofficialsocialmedia.

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