TACLOBAN CITY-A lone bettor from this city won the P35.4 million of the grand lotto6/55 last Saturday.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in the city did not identify the winner except to say that the lucky winner purchased his winning ticket in an outlet at the Naga-Naga area.

The lone winner placed his bet on 6/55 with the number combinations of 44-50-07-52-46-36.

The PCSO official, who declined to be named, said that they are happy that the 6/55 winner is from the city as the lotto outlet where the winner purchased his ticket stand to receive a commission.

The outlet is to receive .01 percent of the guaranteed jackpot prize.

“We hope the winner will use the money wisely and think for their future as we have noticed that most of the lotto winners have mismanaged their winnings,” the PCSO official said.

During the controversial October 1 6/55 draw which had a prize money of P236 million, out of the 433 winners, 12 of them were from Eastern Visayas, namely, seven from Leyte province; two from Eastern Samar, and one each from Biliran, Samar, and Southern Leyte provinces.

Each received a P545,000 prize.(JOEY A. GABIETA)