One number away: 113 bettors almost won P1 billion record lotto pot


Posted at Oct 10 2018 05:43 PM

A lotto bettor takes a chance at a P1 billion prize pot in the Ultra Lotto 6/58 in a lotto outlet in Manila on October 9, 2018. It is the first time the lotto's prize pool reach the billion peso mark. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA- Over 100 lotto bettors almost won the P1-billion jackpot prize in the Ultra Lotto 6/58 after guessing 5 out of the 6 numbers in the winning combination Tuesday.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said 113 bettors got the 5 correct numbers in the winning combination of 12-16-46-03-38-36.

Each of the 113 bettors will take home P158,760, the PCSO said.

According to the PCSO website, bettors who get 5 numbers can win as much as P280,000. This prize money, however, can change depending on the "total sales generated and the number of winners on the particular draw."

The record jackpot prize of P1,026,264,340 remains intact since no bettor was able to guess the winning combination. The jackpot prize is expected to go up in the next draw Thursday.

A lone bettor meanwhile won the P97 million jackpot in the Super Lotto 6/49 draw after guessing the winning combination of 19-32-40-21-05-43.