By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan
MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– A lone bettor in Aklan bagged the PHP246-million jackpot prize in Friday night’s Ultra Lotto 6/58 draw, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said Saturday.
PCSO General Manager Royina Garma said the lucky bettor guessed the winning combination 24-09-32-41-29-22 with a jackpot of exactly PHP246,085,102.
The lucky ticket was purchased in Banga, Aklan.
To claim the check, the bettor must go to PCSO’s main office in Mandaluyong City and present the winning ticket and two IDs.
Some 16 bettors who guessed five correct numbers won second prize and will receive PHP120,000 each.
The 6/58 Ultra Lotto is drawn every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday.
Garma urged the public to keep on patronizing the products of PCSO as a large chunk of its revenue goes to charity programs.
The PCSO serves as the principal government agency for raising and providing funds for health programs, medical assistance and services, and charities of national character.
One of its key programs is the Medical Access Program, 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. (PNA)