MANILA – An ex-soldier from Nueva Ecija is now a multimillionaire after hitting the P160-million jackpot during the 6/49 lotto draw last January 11.
Jose Ferdinand Rojas II, acting chair and general manager of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said that the 50-year-old soldier was the solo winner of the P160,083,688 prize after picking out the 06-13-19-31-34-38 combination.
The winner was a father of one, and a former soldier who applied for early retirement so that he will be able to spend more time with his family.
According to Rojas, the winner had been a supporter of lotto for the past 20 years. He paid P40 for the winning ticket.
He added that the winner plans to use the money to start up a business and purchase a house and lot for his family. He will also share his winnings with his siblings and parent.