A recent news story highlights the amazing fortune of a lucky player from Davao Del Sur who won the grand prize of Lotto 6/42 – an enormous jackpot of P35,314,806.60. The winner claimed their prize at the PCSO Main Office, Shaw Boulevard Mandaluyong City after playing the numbers 34-24-02-06-33-07 in the live draw on January 17, 2023, which was broadcast on PTV 4.
The new millionaire is a 63-year-old senior citizen who bought the winning ticket at a lotto outlet in Davao City. He shared that he had never worked a day in his life because he needed to take care of his family, including his grandchildren. The only income he had was his SSS pension from his late spouse. Every Sunday, he serves as a lector and commentator at his church.
In an interview, he revealed that he focused on the numbers 07 and 02 because his birthday is on July 2. The other four numbers, 34-24-06, and 33, were just random picks. “I only bet on this combination of numbers now,” he said.
Under the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, 20% of the jackpot prize is automatically deducted for taxes. According to the PCSO charter, winners must claim their prize within one year from the draw date. Otherwise, it will be forfeited and added to the PCSO Charity Fund.
The agency reminds winners to secure their tickets, write their names and signatures on the back, and keep them in good condition. The ticket should not be crumpled, folded, or torn. The bar code should also not be damaged as it is an essential part of the ticket for verification purposes. The lotto terminal must be able to read the bar code.
The winning numbers and other details of PCSO games, products, and services can be found on the official PCSO website at www.pcso.gov.ph, the official FB page at https://www.facebook.com/pcsoofficialsocialmedia, and PCSO GOV for YouTube.
The PCSO thanks the millions of lotto players nationwide for their support of PCSO games. With continued public support, the agency is able to provide charitable services to individuals and institutions in need of financial and medical assistance. This latest winner is an inspiration to all, and we hope that his story will encourage more people to try their luck at PCSO games.