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.