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86-year-old farm owner bags P44M lotto jackpot

/ 04:11 AM September 03, 2013

It’s not yet too late for an 86-year-old woman from Bulacan to experience life as a millionaire.

The octogenarian, a widow and mother of four, claimed Monday the P44-million jackpot prize at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) headquarters in Pasay City after she picked the correct number combination (17-09-42-29-34-36) for the 6/42 Lotto draw on Aug. 29.

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She said she chose the numbers based on the birth dates of her children and grandchildren.

PCSO general manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II said the winner, the owner of a small farm tilled by tenants, told him she started buying lotto tickets only three years ago.

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“At my age, I have nothing to do at home. I was bored so I decided to play the lottery regularly,” Rojas II said, quoting the lucky bettor.

She told Roxas that she would share her winnings with her children and grandchildren and donate a portion to her church and its projects.

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