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Jeepney driver wins P10M jackpot

/ 11:22 PM January 03, 2012

Betting on numbers he dreamt about nearly two decades ago, a man from Teresa, Rizal province, became the country’s 127th millionaire after winning the last draw of the 6-digit lottery of 2011 on Saturday.

The 45-year-old passenger jeepney driver told Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) officials how his dream turned into reality with his winning 3-5-0-2-4-0 combination.

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PCSO General Manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II said the winner, who has six children, took home the P10 million jackpot for the 6-digit draw, which he intends to use to buy a house and lot.

The remainder will be spent for his children’s education, the winner said.

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Two other bettors who hit the jackpot in other draws last week went to the PCSO office on Monday to claim their prizes.

A 46-year-old vegetable farmer from Cabuyao, Laguna province, plans to buy the land he has been tilling with the P9.6 million he won during the 6/45 draw on December 28.

The man, who is married but is childless, placed a P60 bet on the numbers 11-16-18-21-29-30.

Meanwhile, a tricycle driver in Caloocan City who won the 6/42 draw on December 29 is still thinking of what to do with his money.

Picking the numbers 02-05-06-17-24-28 “by chance,” the 31-year-old father of three said he would first put his P11.7 million winnings in the bank.—Miko Morelos

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