By: Mark Lester F. Tejada / Photo by: Edwin B. Lovino
Mandaluyong City – “Minsan waiter, madalas dishwasher pero hindi na sapat ang kita kaya nagresign na po ako at nagbakasakali na humanap ulit ng panibagong trabaho. Pero higit pa sa trabaho ang ibinigay ng Panginoon ngayon.”
It’s a Buena Mano for the Month of March as this 49-year-old lucky winner of the recent Grand Lotto 6/55 game drawn on February 27, 2023, bagged his winnings worth P75,248,476.20 at the PCSO Main Office in Mandaluyong City on March 1, 2023. Thanks to the six-digit winning combination 09-08-05-01-30-52 he played in one of the lotto outlets located in Novaliches, Quezon City, which he said he got from random phone numbers in his contact list.
He has been playing the PCSO lotto games for over 25 years and believes that everyone’s lucky moment will come at the perfect time. “Noon pa man, naniniwala na po talaga ako sa lotto kasi dalawang beses na po akong nanalo ng five (5) digits. Madalas naman hindi rin ako nakakataya kasi walang budget pero hindi po
ako nawawalan ng pag-asa dahil alam kong may swerte pa ring darating sa atin. At ito na nga po yun. Salamat po.”
When asked what he does for a living and what he intends to do with his winnings, he said, “Ngayon po kasi wala akong trabaho. Hindi po kasi sapat ang kita [doon] sa restaurant na pinanggalingan ko kaya naghahanap-hanap ako. Ngayon, napakalaking pera nitong hawak ko at ang magiging trabaho ko ay gamitin ito ng tama. Negosyo at lupa po siguro ang uunahin ko at itutulong ko rin po sa mga kamag-anak ko.”
The Grand Lotto 6/55 game is drawn every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday via live telecast on PTV-4 at 9pm.
According to Republic Act No. 1169, winners have one year from the date of the draw to redeem their prizes, otherwise they will be forfeited to form part of the PCSO Charity Fund.
The general public is reminded that prizes exceeding Php 10.000.00 are subject to a 20% tax under TRAIN LAW.
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