Caloocan bettor wins P10.2-M Lotto 6/42 jackpot

Published February 10, 2021, 9:39 AM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

A lone bettor from Caloocan bagged the P10.2 million jackpot prize for the Lotto 6/42, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Wednesday, Feb. 10, announced. 


In an advisory, PCSO said that the jackpot winning ticket for the Lotto 6/42, which was drawn on Tuesday, Feb. 9, was bought from Bagong Barrio in Caloocan. 

A total of P10, 268, 421. 00 as a jackpot prize in the Lotto 6/42 was up for grabs. The winner bagged the prize after guessing the winning combination: 13-17-20-02-05-26. 

There were also 54 winners for the second prize in the same draw and will receive 24,000 each. The 6/42 regular lotto is drawn every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

The recent millionaire was announced days after a bettor from Bacong, Negros Oriental bagged the P12.3-M Megalotto jackpot 6/45 jackpot prize drawn Feb. 5. In January, there were five major jackpot prize winners as announced by PCSO. 

In claiming the check, the bettor must go to PCSO’s main office in Mandaluyong City and present the winning ticket and two identification cards. 

PCSO said winners may claim their prizes through any authorized lotto outlet or at any PCSO Branch Office nearest to them if the prize is between P20.00 and P10,000.00. For lotto prizes at P10,0001.00 and up, winners should claim their prizes at any PCSO Branch Office. 

“The prizes that are above Php 10,000.00 are subject to a 20% deduction pursuant to the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act,” PCSO explained.

PCSO continues to enjoin the public to patronize its games so it can generate more funds to provide assistance to Filipinos who are in need. 

Among its key programs is the Medical Access Program which was designed to augment the medical needs of Filipinos nationwide particularly hospital confinement, chemotherapy, dialysis, and post-transplant medicines. 

As of Feb. 9, PCSO said a total P6.8 million has been released to help Filipinos in need from various parts of the country.

Meanwhile, PCSO reminded that only players 18 years old and above are allowed to play lotto games. PCSO also stressed that “it is the responsibility of the lotto players to check on the accuracy of the data printed on the ticket” when playing.

In cases of holidays or certain special occasions where there would be no draws, PCSO said that a prior announcement will be made including the information on when the draw will resume.