A lucky bettor in Malabon City became an instant millionaire by winning the Mega Lotto 6/45 draw on Friday, with the jackpot prize of more than P103-million.
In an advisory Saturday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said the solo winner picked the numbers 10-12-02-27-03-18 for a total earnings of P103,269,281.60.
The country’s newest multi-millionaire can claim his cheque at the PCSO main office in Mandaluyong City by presenting the winning ticket and two identification cards.
As mandated by the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law, lotto winnings of more than P10,000 are subject to a 20-percent tax.
A total of 122 bettors won P32,000 each for guessing five out of the lotto’s six winning digits; 5,268 will get P1,000 each for four correct digits; and 64,507 will settle for P30 each for three correct digits.
Prizes not claimed within a year will be forfeited.
Mega Lotto 6/45 is drawn every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
This is the third time this month that a lone bettor bagged the jackpot prize.
The first was from Cavite, bagging the P9.4-million jackpot in the 6/42 draw on Thursday, and another from Las Piñas City, who won P12.9 million jackpot in the 6/42 draw on June 9.