Mandaluyong City—A lone lotto player who bought the ticket containing the right winning combination of 02-12-22-27-03 and 29 from Valenzuela City bagged the jackpot prize of P128,397,144.80 in the Grand Lotto 6/55 drawn last Sept. 23.
Meanwhile, 43 lotto players who guessed five correct numbers got P100,000 each, while 1,653 players who got four correct numbers won P1,500.00 each and 23,419 who got correct 3 numbers also won P60.00 each.
For selling the winning ticket, the lotto agent gets an additional 1% of the jackpot prize or a maximum P1 million, as agent’s prize commission.
As provided in the TRAIN law, lotto winnings above P10,000.00 shall be subject to 20% final tax, thus the P128.3 million jackpot prize will be less 20% when claimed by the jackpot winner.
In claiming the jackpot prize, the player must proceed to the Philippine Charity Sweekstakes Office (PCSO) main office in Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City for validation of the winning ticket and must present two valid government- issued Identification cards.
The Grand Lotto 6/55 game is drawn every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and telecast live via PTV-4 at 9 p.m. simultaneous with other jackpot bearing and digit games.
Meanwhile, PCSO announced that as of Sept. 23, Small Town Lottery (STL) gaming operations have resumed in the following areas: Abra, Nueva Vizcaya, Province of Ilocos Norte, Province of Ilocos Sur, Province of Surigao Del Sur, Province of Davao Del Sur excluding Davao City, and Olongapo City, Zambales.
PCSO General Manager Royina M. Garma thanked the public for their continued support and patronage of PCSO gaming products (STL, Lotto and Digit games, Keno and Instant Sweepstakes Scratch-it tickets).
“With your P20.00, you not only get the chance to become a millionaire but you also get to help indigent Filipinos nationwide through the charity programs of PCSO like the Medical Access Program (MAP), Patient Transport Vehicle (PTV) Donation Program, Medicine Donation Program, Medical and Dental Mission Program, Calamity Assistance Program, Institutional Partnership Program (IPP) and Integrated Health for Overall Productivity and Empowerment (I-HOPE),” Garma said.
For Inquiries, clarifications and more information and details of PCSO games, products you may visit the official PCSO website at www.pcso.gov.ph and the official FB page at https://www.facebook.com/pcsoofficialsocialmedia and PCSO GOV for YouTube. —(Leila N. Valencia)