Solo bettor wins Php 698.8M Grand Lotto jackpot

MANILA, Philippines – A solo bettor bagged a whopping jackpot prize of Php 698.8 million in the Grand Lotto 6/55 draw on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) announced.

Solo bettor wins Php 698.8M Grand Lotto jackpot

The lucky player, who bought the winning ticket from PCSO E-Lotto, guessed the winning combination of 24-50-52-09-51-03 for the exact prize of Php 698,806,269.20.

SEE ALSO: PCSO Lotto Result January 17, 2024 6/55, 6/45, 4D, Swertres, EZ2

The selling agent will get a prize commission of 1 percent of the jackpot prize without exceeding PHP1 million.

Because of taxes, as provided by the TRAIN Law, lotto winnings are subject to 20 percent tax.

The lucky bettor must go to PCSO's main office in Madaluyong City and present two IDs to collect his/her prize.

28 bettors settled for Php 100,000 for correctly guessing five numbers, 1,743 will get Php 1,500 for four numbers, and 42,696 will receive Php 60 each for three correct digits.

The Grand Lotto 6/55 was last won on November 11, 2023 by a lone bettor who purchased ticket at lotto outlet in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija.

The 6/55 is drawn every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Other lotto jackpot winners this year

Lotto Game Draw Date Location Jackpot Prize (Php)
Super Lotto 6/49 January 16, 2024 Rizal Avenue, Manila 640.7 million
Lotto 6/42 January 9, 2024 Camiling, Tarlac 16.8 million
Mega Lotto 6/45 January 8, 2024 Sto. Rosario St. Palm Drive, Buhangin, Davao City and Lianas Mutya ng Pasig Mall, Pasig City 121.8 million
Lotto 6/42 January 2, 2024 San Miguel, Bulacan; Tondo, Manila and Pila, Laguna 108.1 million

PCSO General Manager Melquiades Robles urged the public to support the agency’s gaming products in order to raise additional revenue for health initiatives, medical services, and other national charities.

One of its key programs is the Medical Access Program (MAP), which is designed to augment the medical needs of Filipinos nationwide, particularly hospital confinement, chemotherapy, dialysis, and post-transplant medicines.

The program is funded by revenues from PCSO games nationwide.

— The Summit Express

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