TWO lotto bettors will share the P1.18 billion Ultra Lotto 6/58 jackpot prize, according to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).
PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan said the winning combination 40-50-37-25-01-45 were bought at Lucky Circle Corp. outlet in SM City Tahao Road, Legazpi City, Albay; and Ma. Myra C. Locando outlet on Limbauan St., Bgy. H, Borongan, Eastern Samar.
The jackpot for the Sunday draw that reached P1,180,622,508 was the highest in the PCSO history.
The Ultra Lotto 6/58 jackpot, based on PCSO draw results, has been up for grabs since Feb. 18 with a starting jackpot of P49.5 million.
This is the second time this year that two people won the Ultra Lotto 6/58 prize.
Last February 16, two bettors also shared the P331 million prize.
Ultra Lotto draws are being held every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday. To join, bettors must select six numbers from 1 to 58 or play Lucky.
Balutan has advised the two lucky winners to use their money wisely and productively.
“Like I always say, having a huge money, especially winning millions of pesos can change your outlook in life, lifestyle and priorities. Mind your priorities.
“Don’t lose yourself. Keep something for yourself and for your family. Don’t become one-day millionaires. Spend your money wisely,” Balutan said.
Aside from the two jackpot winners, 100 bettors will each get P169,930 for hitting five winning number combinations.
He said the public may follow the official social media page of the PCSO at www.facebook.com/mandirigma83for updates.
“When claiming your prize, bring two valid identifications cards. Show the winning ticket to the prize claim section of the Accounting and Budget Department.
“After the ticket has been validated, the Treasury department will issue a cheque indicating the amount won with the winner’s name. The winner can now go to the LandBank of the Philippines to encash the cheque or he/she can pen a bank account for safekeeping purposes,” he added.