MANILA A bettor from Cebu is the sole winner of the Megalotto 6/45 jackpot worth PHP63,810,688.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said the bettor hit the winning combination of 19-01-25-43-18-39 following Wednesday night's draw.
It added that the winning ticket was bought from the selling outlet at the Gaisano Grand Mall, Sitio Nasipit in Barangay Talamban, Cebu City.
PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan said Wednesday's lotto draw winner is the seventh to hit the jackpot for January alone.
It is a first of its kind in a span of 10 days. Our lucky millionaire guessed the correct combination of 19-01-25-43-18-39, taking home the jackpot prize of PHP63,810,688, in the Mega Lotto 6/45 draw, Balutan said in a statement.
Of the seven jackpot winners, two hit the jackpot prize from the Ultra Lotto 6/58; two from Lotto 6/42; and one each from Super Lotto 6/49 and Grand Lotto 6/55, and just recently from the Mega Lotto 6/45 draw.
The chances of winning in the Lotto draws are one in 5,245,786 for Lotto 6/42; one in 8,145,060 for Mega Lotto 6/45; one in 13,983,816 for Super Lotto 6/49; one in 28,989,675 for Grand Lotto 6/55; and one in 40,475,358 for Ultra Lotto 6/58.
We have just given close to half a billion jackpot prizes for seven Lotto games this January, amounting to PHP490,359,761, Balutan said.
On Monday, a lone winner took home the PHP239.2 million for the Grand Lotto 6/55 from the Lotto outlet managed by the Lucky Circle Corp. located at the Lower Ground Floor of SM City Cebu.
On January 15, another winner took home the Lotto 6/42 jackpot prize of PHP48,204,764. The ticket was purchased in an outlet in Sampaloc, Manila owned by Anthony Young.
On January 18, a winner guessed all six numbers for the jackpot prize of PHP49,500,000 of the Ultra Lotto 6/58 draw.
The ticket was purchased from a lotto outlet owned by Rebecca Reyes in Novaliches, Quezon City.
On January 19, another lucky winner took home the PHP5,940,000 jackpot prize of the Lotto 6/42 draw. Ticket was purchased in Panabo City, Davao del Norte.
And on January 20, a lucky winner hit the jackpot of the Super Lotto 6/49 with the jackpot prize amounting to PHP25,226,907. Ticket was purchased from a Lotto outlet in SSS Village, Concepcion Dos, Marikina City owned by Juvy Deligero. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency