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MANILA – A lone bettor from Tabaco City, Albay is now a millionaire just a few days after ushering the New Year after winning the PHP21 million jackpot in Thursday night’s lotto draw, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said on Friday

In an advisory, PCSO general manager Royina Garma said the winner bagged the PHP21,272,518.20 jackpot prize in the regular Lotto 6/42 draw.

Meanwhile, 82 bettors who guessed five out of the six-digit winning combination — 16-03-11-26-25-09 — won second prize and will receive PHP24,000 each.

The Lotto 6/42 draw is held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

To claim his/her check, the bettor must go to PCSO’s main office in Mandaluyong City and present the winning ticket and two ID cards.

Garma urged the public to patronize PCSO games to generate more funds which will be used to assist more Filipinos.

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.

Meanwhile, the PCSO said they are now accepting applications for Small Town Lottery (STL) nationwide.

Beginning Friday until Jan. 25, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., can submit applications through the STL Core Group Secretariat from the following areas for STL operations:

National Capital Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Regions 2 (Cagayan Valley), 3 (Central Luzon), 4-A (Calabarzon), 4-B (Mimaropa), 5 (Bicol), 6 (Western Visayas), 7 (Central Visayas), 8 (Eastern Visayas), 10 (Northern Mindanao), 11 (Davao), 12 (Soccskargen), and 15 Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.

Interested applicants must be a duly registered corporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with minimum paid-up capital of at least PHP25 million and 100 percent owned by Filipino individuals.

They may check the website www.pcso.gov.ph or call the branch operation sector hotline number (632) 87067571 for the list of requirements and other guidelines. (PNA)


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