Winner of P9.5-M lotto jackpot wants to conceal win

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MANILA, Philippines—A civil engineer who claimed his jackpot prize worth P9.5 million at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office on Thursday is keeping his winning a secret, even from his wife.

The 57-year-old lotto winner from Valenzuela City preferred to live a normal life so he decided to keep the news to himself, said PCSO General Manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II, who handed over the check to the winner on Thursday.

A persistent bettor for 17 years, the civil engineer and father of four children, took home the prize amounting to P9.5 million after he hit the jackpot in the 6/42 draw on Nov 27.

He got the winning combination–29-35-21-27-32-01–through a computer-generated lucky pick, Rojas said.

The winner told Rojas that he would just deposit the money in the bank and act in front of his family as nothing happened. “He decided to keep it a secret especially to his wife, so that life will go normally,” Rojas said.

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  • alfred sanchez

    magandang desisyon na itago kay misis para maka sideline sa airforce one at pegasus, hehe congrats sana ako din manalo!

    • andresa igbac

       hindi ka mananalo sigurado pag ganyan immoral ang objective mo. sorry.

  • DestronLeader

    Good decision. Not only from family but also from neighbors and strangers who will ask for “balato”.

  • PinoyDude

    Just a word of advice to the winner, ask your bank about investing in mutual funds or UITF with them.

    You can invest in the stock market too. Search the Internet for online stock brokerage firms here in Pinas.

    Make your money work for you. Congrats. Hope to win the lottery one day!

  • Richard Sabandal Togonon

    papano pa maging secret yan,?engineer from valenzuela, 57 yers old, a father of four yung agtang sa pic!!.klaro na kaayo..hehe

  • Mang_Ben

    Can he legally keep it secret from his wife?
    Is that money not considered as conjugal property?
    I am not a lawyer.  Just asking.

    • dodong1

      kundi alam ng misis o hindi malaman ni misis hindi conjugal property..he he he he

      • Mang_Ben

        Thank you so much.  


    • dkgboy

      In legal terms it is conjugal,pag nalaman ni Mrs. may habol siya.
       Kung may other woman, conditional property yan siguro. No money,no honey!

      • Mang_Ben

        Thanks to you, too.


  • dennis

    I advise the winner to open a “Dollar account” and deposit it as a foreign currency!…Baka mamaya eh mag-close ang banko for national reason to protect national interest eh baka hindi mo ma-withdraw dahil PESO ang pera!

    • Luthmar

      Not quite good advise.  Dollar is going down the drain.  Not profitable.  Invest in real state na lang.  Or, the stock markets.  SMs in the Phil. is doing quite well.  However, not all of the money should be in SM.  Diversify.

  • Mike Henry French

    that’s good considering that such amount isnt really that big to give you much change financially…kung mga 130 million sana…i will resign from my job at age 28 and sit at home all the way towards my death at 90 hahaha

  • kapatad

    That is good move. Kaya lang baka saibang babae mo nman ibigay at sa asawa mo, mahirap din un. di ba. Dapat, transparet ka rin, Dahil promise mo sa asawa mo na magsasama kayo sa hirap at ginhawa. Unsolicited advice koa sa iyo, ibigay mo na lang sa mga charities as if nothing happens. yan ang sabi mo di ba?

  • Reynaldo

    i smell something fishy here…knowing how far corruptions could go in the philippines…

  • boybakal

    Keeping the lotto winning from his wife, maybe good or bad.
    How could there be pillow whisper at night or maybe they are separated in bed.
    To keep it secret is good…anyway when the engineer dies, it will go directly to the wife.

  • opinyonlangpo

    Maybe the wife is a gambler or spendrift, makes sense. Hope he will share without the wife and kids noticing it.

  • Albert Einstien

    HALF of it is PROPERTY of WIFE….unless they have PRE-NUPTIAL agreement…..without it their property relation is  absolute community of property …..pag me KABIT …hindi kasali…kaso sa pilipinas mas malaki ibinibigay sa sexing kabit..barya lang sa

  • JaAb65

    as long as kya mo pa ring bigyan ng desenteng pamumuhay ang asawa at apat na anakmo, sa tingin ko oks lng na isikreto mo yan. pero winner from valenzuela city, 54 yrs old, civil engineer, 4 children? tpos secret? lol!

  • boybakal

    Clue to the family of lotto winner who is Dead Beat Dad,does not want to share his bounty.

    1.  He is an engineer
    2. 57 years old, married
    3. Lives in Valenzuela City
    4. 4 children
    5. bettor for 17 years.
    6. acting as if nothing happened which is strange.

    To the wife, to the children married or not,watch your dad if he is acting strangely.
    Follow him to the bank and take a receipt balance of his ATM bank savings or checking account.

    • Klein Mo

      Eh bano ang writer eh… Writing things that are entirely contradictory to the intended message of the report… I-conceal nga dapat ang identity ng tao pero kulang na lang isulat nya ang pangalan… What can you do?

    • Johnlove

      Dead Beat Dad?  I don’t think so, Wise Dad is a better term.  
      I have seen high maintenance wives and kids squandered millions in a matter of weeks.

  • tamaraw2020

    Walang basagan ng trip, kanya-kanyang diskarte lang ‘yan eh. And who knows’ what is his real plan? As an engineer, na-foresee na nya iyan. He just want their life go normally as should be. Sa taas ba naman ng rating ng crimes sa atin eh, mahirap na. And with his new found fortunes, good luck na lang ulit.

  • Liza

    6/42? but if take a look closer to the winning ticket image,It looks 6/55…Confusing report or stupid Inappropriate reporting. 

  • Mabuhay

    file photo nga e…..di yan talaga yung winning ticket

  • edmundlao

    He should invest his winnings to grow it even further…

  • speedstream2

    After 17 years, you can’t share the good news with your family? Where’s the joy in that? Well, like they say, different strokes for different folks.

  • Wei888

    baka may kabit siya at may ibang pamilya….better yet, kelangan magpagawa na siya ng last will of testament niya kasi kung mamatay siya all of a sudden, kawawa walang makaalam na meron pala siyang pera….

  • princeipeazul

    Well, I think anyone would do the same. For security purposes, you know.

  • Lapu Lapu

    I think he has other plans. May be has another woman/women. Or planning to enjoy it himself.

    Or he is saving it for his retirement. If the family knows they may ask him to buy cars and travels etc etc.

    Well, if you really love your wife, let her know. Congratulations anyway.

    Take care!

  • Johnlove

    I can’t blame him for that, looking at how expensive the good things in life cost, P9.5m is not anymore a lot of money.  
    Invest your winnings on assets that would give you passive income, so that even if you retire, there is still money coming in.  Congratulations!

  • Pablo Juan

    Good idea!

  • Jess

    Good move. 

  • R.Baylon – SEO Specialist

    Thumbs up!!! A wise man..

  • Qwxyz

    siguro maraming panganay sa labas yan, lol.

  • Horst Manure

    lets hope he is not bankrupt in a few yrs time like most end up and wishing they never had the win.

  • cali

    good idea and just hope it doesn’t get into his head…good luck with your wealth

  • randyaltarejos

    You’re right, Mr. Engineer. Once you break this news to your wife, she would think of luxury to spend on. Just keep it secret for a long while. Just hoping that the PCSO GM will not leak your name to the media.

  • k

    he is selfish.he wants to spend for himself and byhimself.bakit,pag nalaman ba ng wife nya,uubusin ng wife?if he can not manage his wife,much more he cant manage his money.also,the wife can sue him someday .conjugal asset yan.

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