TACLOBAN CITY-A market vendor from Guiuan town in Eastern Samar could now claim to be among the country’s multi-millionaires.
This after he won the P20.39 million 6/42 draw of the Philippine Charity Sweepstake Office (PCSO) held last Saturday (Nov. 21).
His winning number combination was 13, 42, 03, 31, 02 and 22. He bought his winning ticket at P20.
A source from the PCSO-Tacloban told Leyte Samar Daily Express that the man, who was said to be on his 40s’ and married, came to the lotto outlet where he bought his ticket last Sunday to verify his winning ticket.
PCSO does not disclose lotto winners for their own security and safety. The lotto outlet where winners bought their tickets also get some financial rewards.
Guiuan Mayor Annaliza Gonzales-Kwan, reached on her mobile phone, said that she hopes that the ‘very lucky man’ would spend his money wisely.
“He is a very lucky man and I hope he will spend his money wisely. This is a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity,” she said.
The town mayor added that she is willing to advise the man on what to do on his winning.
Gonzales Kwan owns a rural bank in Guiuan town.
The town mayor, however, admitted that he does not know personally that one of her town mates won the country’s biggest lottery.
According to her, she only learned about the matter through social media.
Last November one, lucky better from Ormoc City also won the 6/42 regular lotto draw with a prize of P48.7 million.