MANILA, Philippines – Who will be the 13th lucky jackpot winner of the Grand Lotto 6/55?
The last Grand Lotto draw, held Wednesday, February 8, had a jackpot of P234,187,200.00, but had no winner. The numbers drawn were 26, 48, 21, 40, 9 and 13.
Since the Grand Lotto was first drawn back in April 2010, only 12 people have won the jackpot, based on data from the Philipine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).
The PCSO, which handles the draw, however said 36 people won P150,000 each for getting 5 out of the 6 numbers right in the last draw.
PCSO also said ticket sales have gone up from an average of P25 million per draw, to P113 million as of Wednesday.
The next draw is on Saturday, February 11, and the jackpot prize is expected to breach the P264 million mark.
The largest Grand Lotto jackpot – which was also the largest pot in Philippine history – stood at more than P741 million, and was won by a balikbayan from New York, who bet the numbers 11, 16, 42, 47, 31, and 37 when he was visiting Olongapo City. It was drawn last November 29, 2010.
The other lottery draws handled by the PCSO are the Power Lotto, Super Lotto 6/49, Mega Lotto 6/45, and Lotto 6/42. The Grand Lotto has the second highest minimum jackpot, pegged at P30 million. – Rappler.com