With kilometer-long queues of hopefuls eyeing to bag the almost P1-billion 6/58 Ultra Lotto
prize, a legislator on Saturday urged the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office to devise a scheme that will divide the jackpot among different bettors.
“The increasing jackpot prize has enticed Filipinos from various sectors of society to cast their bets—including President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. In the same manner, the large jackpot prize has elicited concerns from some individuals,” said Parañaque Rep. Gus Tambunting, chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Games and Amusements.
“There are suggestions for the PCSO to come out with additional prizes that can be made of the excessively large pot, such as 6/58-A, 6/58-B, and so on thus giving bettors more chances of winning with just one ticket,” added Tambunting.
The close to a billion Ultra Lotto prize has started from an initial P50- million jackpot.
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