Father of 8 is newest millionaireBy Jaymee T. Gamil
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The saying “Basta driver, sweet lover (Drivers are sweet lovers)” seems to hold true in the case of the man who bagged the jackpot in the Dec. 20 6/42 Lotto draw.
When he went to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in Pasay City on Friday to collect the check for his winnings of P40.6 million, the 48-year-old taxi driver from Novaliches, Quezon City, admitted that he has sired eight children with four different live-in partners.
The man revealed this information about himself as he explained to PCSO officials where he got the winning combination of 01-12-18-37-40-42.
According to him, some of the numbers were based on the birth dates of his previous partners whom he met when they rode in his taxi cab.
The man told PCSO officials that for the past 17 years, he had been betting on the lotto using this combination, the agency said in a statement.
The country’s newest millionaire, however, has promised PCSO
officials that aside from using his money to invest in a transportation business and purchase a house and lot, he will also look for his children to fulfill some of his obligations to them.