A bettor from Nueva Ecija became an instant millionaire after winning the P36-million jackpot from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Grand Lotto 6/55 draw on the evening of Monday, September 25, 2023.
PCSO announced on Tuesday that the winner guessed the multi-million combination of 03-17-06-12-04-29, ultimately winning the P36,025,867.40 jackpot prize. On the other hand, 69 lucky bettors will receive P100,000 each for guessing five out of the six winning numbers, while 1,941 bettors will also be getting P1,500 each for guessing four winning numbers. 24,702 bettors will be receiving P50 for getting three numbers right. Meanwhile, there were no winners in the Ultra Lotto 6/58, Superlotto 6/49, and Lotto 6/42 which were drawn on Tuesday evening.
All winning bettors have a year to claim their prizes as cited in the Republic Act 1169, all jackpot prizes must be claimed at the main office of PCSO located at Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law imposes a 20% tax on winning bets above P10,000.
PCSO also holds other games on top of the five major jackpot games. There are 4 major digit games and Small Town Lotto (STL) games in the Philippines.
The office emphasizes that aspiring winners must place their bets before eight in the evening. Bets placed after that will no longer be accepted. Ticket selling and bet placing begins at seven in the morning until eight in the evening, where official draws are then conducted at nine in the evening.
All major jackpot draws are prized at P20.00 per ticket and can be purchased at authorized PCSO lotto outlets.
Melquiades Robles, the general manager and vice chairman of the board of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes offices, encourages the public to support PCSO’s gaming products to raise additional funds for the country’s medical services, health initiatives, and other national charities.