MANILA, Philippines?No one won the almost P200-million jackpot of Tuesday night?s 6/49 SuperLotto, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office said.
PCSO spokesperson Dr. Larry Cedro said no one was able to correctly guess the six-number combination of 07-37-13-33-04-48, which meant a prize of P174,707,251.20.
Tuesday?s jackpot exceeded the PCSO?s initial projection of P165 million, Cedro said.
As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, Cedro in a text message said the jackpot already reached P167,865,649.20 with sales at P82,057,760.
There were, however, 90,883 bettors who won P16,891,100 in low-tier prizes or consolation prizes for correctly guessing three to five numbers in the combination.
The PCSO has yet to issue its official projection for the jackpot on Thursday night?s draw.
The jackpot for the 6/49 SuperLotto breached the P100-million mark for the first time this year on Jan 31.
Early this month, a delivery boy from Parañaque City took home P111 million he won during the last 6/49 SuperLotto draw for 2009 after placing P80 in bets.
The prize for the 6/49 SuperLotto draw breached the P100-million marked four times in 2009, including the P111-million jackpot in December.
In February 2009, two winners from the cities of Pasig and Caloocan shared the biggest prize in history at a whopping P347 million.
Just a few months later in May 2009, two winners from Sta. Maria, Bulacan and Pateros correctly guessed the winning combination and laid their claim to the P188-million jackpot.
In September 2009, a 44-year-old taxi driver who bet only P60 took home the P150.9-million jackpot for his wife and three children.
The second biggest SuperLotto jackpot in history was won by a 61-year-old construction worker from Novaliches, Quezon City who took the P249-million prize in April 2008.