By Jel Santos
The over P36 million jackpot of Lotto 6/42 was bagged by a lone bettor from Tagum City, Davao Del Norte during Thursday night’s draw, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said.
PCSO General Manager Royina Marzan-Garma said the winning combination of Lotto 6/42 was 15 – 27 – 36 – 08 – 41 – 11.
“According to our system, the lucky ticket was purchased at an outlet in Tagum City, Davao Del Norte,” she said.
It had a total jackpot of P36, 632, 592. 40.
As 20 percent tax will be deducted from the jackpot because of the TRAIN Law, the lucky bettor will get a total of P29,306,073.92.
The government, therefore, will get a sum of P7, 326, 518. 48.
Meantime, 25 consolation prize winners will get P25, 000 each after they fell a digit short from getting the winning six-digit combination.
To claim his/her cheque, the bettor must go to PCSO’s main office in Mandaluyong City, and present two IDs. Also, he/she should bring the winning ticket.
Garma urged the public to continue patronizing their products as the PCSO has Universal Health Care (UHC) this year.
“Help us help our countrymen in dire need by patronizing our products, especially now that PCSO is funding the UHC this 2020,” she said.
“Every time you buy our products, think of it as if you are donating to charity with a chance of becoming a millionaire.”
All lotto draws are being aired live every 9 p.m. at PTV 4. Lotto 6/42 draw is every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; Super Lotto 6/49 draw is every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday; Mega Lotto 6/45 is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Grand Lotto 6/55 draw is every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday; and Ultra Lotto 6/58 draw is every Tuesday Friday and Sunday.