P1-billion jackpot makes lotto history—PCSO

The Ultra Lotto 6/58 jackpot has breached the P1-billion mark, the highest in lotto history, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office general manager Alexander Balutan said on Monday.

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“This P1-billion jackpot prize is historic for the PCSO. Bettors are excited. Everyone wants to win. Whoever wins this prize will be the first-ever PCSO billionaire,” Balutan said.

“Even foreigners can win the jackpot prize if they bought a ticket as long as they are 18 years old and above, which is the age requirement. As long the claimant has the winning ticket, he or she can take home the jackpot prize,” Balutan said.

Balutan made the statement amid reports that even foreigners in the country were buying tickets, hoping to win the jackpot prize.

The biggest jackpot recorded in the history of PCSO was the P741-million prize in the Grand Lotto 6/55, which was won by a lone bettor from Olongapo City, Zambales on Nov. 29, 2010.

“Whoever holds the winning ticket is the winner. So sign your winning lottery ticket immediately and take extra precautions. If you can take a photo and video of yourself with the winning ticket, do it. But don’t post it publicly for security reasons,” Balutan added.

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Topics: Ultra Lotto 6/58 , Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office , Alexander Balutan
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