BACOLOD City – It only took P24 – one bet – to change the life of one person. The lucky individual became the very first Ultra Lotto 6/58 millionaire for 2019, according to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).
“Congratulations to our lucky millionaire. He will take home the P58,472,458 jackpot prize,” announced PCSO general manager Alexander Balutan.
The lone winner was lucky enough to guess the winning draw combination of 43-55-15-02-29-56 on
Sunday night. It was a self-picked number.
“The winning ticket was purchased from the franchise owned by the Lucky Circle Corporation, with ticket outlet at SM Bacolod, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental,” said Balutan.
Arnel Casas, PCSO’s assistant general manager for gaming sector, said the odds of winning in Ultra Lotto 6/58 is one in 40.4 million.
Lotto has not yet produced a billionaire.
While Ultra Lotto 6/58 jackpot prize reached P1,180,622,508 last October 2018, it was shared by two people. The winning combination was 40-50-37-25-01-45.
That was the second time this year that two people won the Ultra Lotto 6/58 prize. Last Feb. 16, two bettors shared the P331-million prize.
“Gaya ng lagi kong paalala sa mga nananalo, use your money wisely. Huwag maging one-day millionaire. Save for your future. Invest,” said Balutan./PN