Daily Tribune (Philippines)


- WJG@tribunephl_wjg

When it rains, it really pours. And that rings true for lotto bettors these past several days.

Someone won the P69 million Super Lotto 6/49 jackpot, drawn on Thursday, 18 February, four days after a lone bettor in Aklan province won the P246 million Ultra Lotto 6/58 prize.

In the 16 February draw for the Lotto 6/42, the P8 million prize was won. On 9 February, another bettor at a lotto outlet in Bagong Barrio, Caloocan City matched the Lotto 6/42 winning numbers drawn that day to win P10 million.

On 5 February, a bettor in Bacong, Negros Oriental bagged the P12.3 million Mega Lotto 6/45 jackpot prize.

Meanwhile, in Manitoba, a Filipino-Canadian family won the biggest lottery jackpot prize in the history of the province worth $60 million. Lottery officials identified the Lotto Max jackpot winner as John Chua. The winning number combinatio­n was drawn on 22 January and he claimed the money on 2 February.

The instant millionair­es were lucky as cash is hard to come by these pandemic days due to the lack of job opportunit­ies. They can surely buy many things with their newfound fortune.

The Canadian lotto winner won the equivalent of P2.3 billion, nearly the same amount as the Department of Health initially allocated for buying 40 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines.

The amount of P2.3 billion is what the Department of Public Works and Highways has programmed to spend this year for 476 projects to build or repair water distributi­on/supply systems, rainwater collectors, multi-purpose buildings for local water districts and water tanks for local government units.

As for the P246 million lotto jackpot winner from Aklan, he or she can buy several house and lot units and fully furnish them, buy several cars, travel around the world or put up a few businesses.

For the heir of a bachelor American multimilli­onaire who passed away last year at the age of 84, $5 million in inheritanc­e may not be invested on real estate, car, business or stocks.

As a matter of fact, the eight-year-old beneficiar­y is not even ecstatic about the money, which would basically be used to buy food. But it’s quite understand­able as Lulu, the heir of the late pet lover Bill Dorris of Nashville, Tennessee is a border collie.

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