After 9 years of trying his luck, a vendor from Laguna who sells rags to jeepney drivers finally scores the jackpot prize in the Super Lotto 6/49 worth P94, 210,188.
In the April 14 draw, the winner, whose identity is kept confidential by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for safety and security reasons, correctly guessed the winning combination 13-20-31-41-45-46 and is declared the sole winner of the jackpot, according to Jose Fernando Rojas II, vice-chairman and general manager of PCSO.
Rojas added that the winner, who claimed his winnings on Monday at the PCSO head office, only earns P100 a day from selling rags, and lives in a shanty with his two children. Their poor-as-a –church-mouse life became too unbearable for his wife that she decided to leave him and their children years back.
The man said that he plans to move to a much bigger house for his family, and wants to invest on an apartment-for-rent building to earn a steady income. He also plans to invest on a trust fund for his children’s future.
However, when asked if he would take his wife back in if she decides to return to their family, the 40-year-old father remained silent and seemed undecided yet, according to Rojas.
No one has won the Super Lotto 6/49 in its 23 draws since Feb. 18, hence the jackpot prize climbed from 16 million to more than 94 million.