A lone bettor became an instant multi-millionaire after winning the P244.9 million lotto jackpot in Friday evening’s draw.
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said the winning combination was 55-16-17- 09- 52- 20 with a total P244,927,422.40 jackpot.
The Ultra Lotto 6/58 jackpot winner bought the winning ticket at Best Hope and Amusement Center in Rizal Avenue, Manila.
Meanwhile, there were 13 bettors who guessed five correct number-combinations and won P131,960 each.
The PCSO said since the jackpot prize will be subjected to the 20-percent tax in accordance with the TRAIN Law, the government will get P48, 985, 484. 48 from the P244.9 million jackpot.
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.
To claim the jackpot, the bettor must go to PCSO’s main office in Madaluyong City, and present the winning tickjet and two valid IDs.