Eighteen persons became new millionaires as they shared a total amount of P872,384,484 Lotto jackpots in the First Quarter of 2018, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan said Wednesday.
“The winners, whose names we withheld for security purposes, came from Batangas City, Leyte, Laguna, Isabela, Las Pinas, and Cavite City,” Balutan revealed.
Records from the PCSO’s Product Research and Development Division of the Gaming Sector indicated that for January, Lotto had six lucky millionaires.
There are two winners for Lotto 6/42 worth P24.8 million and P7.89 million; one winner for Grand Lotto 6/55 worth P29.7 million; one winner for Mega Lotto 6/45 worth P9.59 million; and two winners for Ultra Lotto 6/58 but they have to split the P331.97 million into two.
For February, Lotto had five winners. One winner for Mega Lotto 6/45 worth P45.39 million; one winner for Lotto 6/42 worth P49.6 million; two winners for Ultra Lotto 6/58 worth P331.97; and one winner for Grand Lotto 6/55 worth P64.3 million.
The winners came from Batangas, Cavite, Bulacan, Laguna, and Manila.
For March, Lotto had five winners. One winner for 6/42 worth P26 million; one winner for Mega Lotto 6/45 worth P42 million; one winner for Lotto 6/42 worth P10.2 million; one winner for Super Lotto 6/49 worth P104.2 million; and sole winner for Lotto 6/42 worth P12.4 million.
The winners came from Oriental Mindoro, Laguna, Cebu City, Manila, Batangas, and Cainta Rizal.
“As of April 4, we have two winners of Mega Lotto 6/45 worth P35.9 million who came from Cainta, Rizal and St. Francis Square Mall,” Balutan said.
“Tingnan mo naman, naging milyonaryo ka na, nakatulong ka pa. Let us continue supporting our Lotto, digit, and Small Town Lottery (STL) games,” he added.
PCSO charter mandates that 55 percent of its revenues should be allocated for prizes, 15 percent for operational expenses, and 30 percent for its "charity fund."
Last January this year, PCSO has already implemented the 20 percent tax on lottery winnings worth P10,000 or more as stipulated in the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.
For clarifications, pls call Mr. Florante S. Solmerin, Deputy Spokesman for the Office of the General Manager-PCSO at 09274841800 / 09985934759 or email@example.com
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