Retired gov’t employee in Cebu bags P33M lotto jackpot
MANILA — A retired government employee from Cebu became the country’s newest multimillionaire after he claimed on Friday the close to P33-million jackpot prize he won in the May 5 draw of the Lotto 6/42.
The 68-year-old bachelor was the lone player to correctly guess the game’s winning number combination 13-20-24-38-39-40. He took home exactly P32,994,588.
The winner told Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Vice Chair and General Manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II that he randomly picked the combination, which made him a multimillionaire, 21 years after he first played the lottery. He added that he only bought six tickets worth P120 to win the jackpot prize.
When he claimed his prize at the PCSO’s head office in Mandaluyong City, the winner, the eldest in a brood of six, said that he would use his winnings to help uplift the lives of his siblings. He added that he would also use his money to start up a business so that he could make use of his idle time.
Rojas, however, said that the winner has not decided on the type of business he would invest his money in. He added that the winner also said that he would save up the rest of his prize for his future needs. SFM
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