Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) announced last October 8, that their jackpot prize for Ultra Lotto 6/58 is now at One Billion pesos! People are lining up on different Lotto outlets all over the country for the chance to become the next Billionaire. Even a few of our local celebrities have lined up to try their own luck.
Celebrities that have posted about joining the Lottery craze are Ronnie Liang, Agot Isidro, Bianca Gonzales, and DJ Durano. One of which got four over six of the numbers correct.
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Netizens are going crazy about the lotto prize money too! They have been posting their desires on winning the lottery. Some of them even went beyond their means to calculate the probability of winning the lottery. While some actually considered betting on all the possible number combinations, which after calculating is impossible.
According to a netizen, Justine LT Chua on Twitter:
“The chances of winning the 6/58 lotto are 1 in 40,475,358, so if i wanted to buy every combination to sure win, it’d cost Php809,507,160 (assuming a ticket is Php20). the current prize is Php954,503,164, so even after tax, lugi pa rin. conclusion: i’m not gonna win the lotto lol.”
One of the celebrities who tried their luck posted the photo of his ticket on social media. Below it was a picture of the winning combinations for that day. Based on both, he only missed two out of the six numbers that were picked that day. This celebrity is the actor, DJ Durano.
For Agot Isidro, she shared on her Twitter account what she would do to the money if ever she won the jackpot.
“Pag nanalo ako ng lotto, ganito yun. 800 million gagastusin sa education, sports & arts. Papatayo ng schools & sports centers, sponsor ng mga scholars. Papatayo ng maraming parks na may playground, may libreng trade & art class & taichi. 200 million shared w fam & friends.”
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The longer it gets, the bigger the prize money gets and the more people line up to win. Let’s just hope that whoever wins the jackpot won’t have to share it with anyone else.
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