By Jel Santos
Five consolation prize winners of Grand Lotto 6/55 will get P158, 000 each after they got five digits of the winning combination during Wednesday night's draw (March 11), the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said.
Royina Marzan-Garma, PCSO general manager, said the winning six-digit combination of Grand Lotto was 12 - 41 - 53 - 30 - 19 - 48.
It had a total jackpot of P74, 206, 808. 60.
Mega Lotto 6/45, meanwhile, had also yielded five consolation prize winners.
PCSO said they will get P50, 000 each.
Mega Lotto's winning combination was 29 - 19 - 39 - 30 - 36 - 04, having a total jackpot of P8, 910, 000.
As mandated by TRAIN Law, 20 percent tax will be automatically deducted from the winnings of the bettors.
To claim their prizes, PCSO said they must go to PCSO's main office in Mandaluyong City, and present two IDs so they could get their checks The agency said they should bring their tickets with them.
Garma urged the public to keep patronizing the products of the agency, saying people in dire need of help will surely benefit from the agency’s charity programs.
All lotto draws are being aired live every 9 p.m. at PTV 4. Lotto 6/42 draw is every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; Super Lotto 6/49 draw is every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday; Mega Lotto 6/45 is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Grand Lotto 6/55 draw is every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday; and Ultra Lotto 6/58 draw is every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.