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New millionaire looking for a wife

/ 11:31 PM January 17, 2012

The winner of the P55.6-million jackpot in the 6/49 Super Lotto game on January 10 is looking for a wife.

The 39-year-old native of Surigao del Norte said that for years, he cast aside the thought of getting married because he did not have a job and could not provide for his family.

With his future now secure, the man told a Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) official that he was now searching for someone to share his life—and his winnings—with.

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According to PCSO General Manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II, the man bagged the jackpot when he got the winning number combination of 14-15-16-21-26-45, which was picked for him by a computer.

He said the lucky bettor claimed his winnings Tuesday morning at the PCSO office in Pasay City.

“The man has been placing bets at least four times a week for the past eight years,” Rojas said.

“He did not marry because he does not have a job to support a family. But now, he plans to find a woman he will marry,” he added.

The man also told Rojas that he would spend part of his winnings to build a house.

His other plans include buying a car, setting up a business, putting the rest of the money in the bank.

Meanwhile, the winner of the 6/42 Lotto draw on January 12 also claimed his winnings Tuesday.

The 54-year-old man said that he would use the P19.3 million he won to build a house for his seven children.

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He told the PCSO that at the moment, he was staying with his in-laws although he and his children plan to move out the minute they find a suitable house.

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