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System 12 bet worth P18,480 wins P215-M Grand Lotto pot

A System 12 Luck Pick bet placed at a lotto station in Banawe, Quezon hit the winning numbers combination of 4 – 52 – 55 – 38 – 46 – 8 for the Grand Lotto 6/55 draw last Saturday which carried the jackpot prize of P215,867,812, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said yesterday.

A standard pick bet placed at a lotto station in Tabaco, Albay also hit the winning numbers combination of 27 – 1 – 29 – 4  – 6 – 18 for the Lotto 6/42 draw last Saturday which had a jackpot prize of P17,962,256.

A System 12 bet generates 924 combinations using 12 numbers and costs P18,480. The 12 numbers can be chosen by the bettor or be computer-generated in the case of a Lucky Pick bet.

Bettors have a one-in-28,989,675 chance of winning the jackpot prize of the 6/55 Grand Lotto game which is played every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

The odds of winning the 6/42 game which is played every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday is 1-in-5,245,786.

On Nov. 29, 2010, the 6/55 Grand Lotto yielded the Philippines’ biggest online lottery jackpot, P741.17 million won by a 60-year-old Filipino working in the United States.

Meanwhile, PCSO said the jackpot prize for today’s 6/45 Megalotto draw will be P75 million. (JC Bello Ruiz)