Sunday, December 2, 2012

Winner of P9.5-M lotto jackpot wants to conceal win

Winner of P9.5-M lotto jackpot wants to conceal win
By NiƱa Calleja
Philippine Daily Inquirer
7:43 pm | Friday, November 30th, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—A civil engineer who claimed his jackpot prize worth P9.5 million at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office on Thursday is keeping his winning a secret, even from his wife.

The 57-year-old lotto winner from Valenzuela City preferred to live a normal life so he decided to keep the news to himself, said PCSO General Manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II, who handed over the check to the winner on Thursday.

A persistent bettor for 17 years, the civil engineer and father of four children, took home the prize amounting to P9.5 million after he hit the jackpot in the 6/42 draw on Nov 27.

He got the winning combination–29-35-21-27-32-01–through a computer-generated lucky pick, Rojas said.

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