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.
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.
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.