6/55- 0 winner
Draw date: 8/1/2012
Expected Jackpot Prize P 67 Million
6/49 - 1 winner
Draw date: 7/31/2012
Jackpot Prize P 72,709,153.20
6/42 - 1 winner
Draw date: 7/28/2012
Jackpot Prize 34,087,183.20
How to claim your jackpot prize.
It takes less than an hour for lotto winners to claim their prizes.
A winner first has to present his or her winning ticket for validation at a teller of the agency’s Internal Audit Department (PCSO-IAD).
Once the ticket is confirmed to be genuine and a winner, the lotto computer will spit out another ticket that says: “Pay,“ with the jackpot amount stated.
PCSO-IAD personnel do not make a fuss of the winner, even if the jackpot involves staggering amount. They just go on with their work like nothing extraordinary so as to protect the winner’s identity.
Only a few people get to know the lotto winners and are barred from announcing them.
The lotto winner will then proceed for a brief interview with another PCSO staff to get his or her profile, show an identification card, then to the Treasury Department for the issuance of the check.
Winners of PCSO lotto jackpots receive their money in lump sum, tax-free, though in check, to be drawn against their choice bank, either with the Philippine National Bank (PNB), or Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP).
Or they can request the PCSO Treasury Department to make out a check for deposit with the two banks, which are located with the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).
PCSO holds ofﬁce at PICC’s Secretariat.
At the bank, a winner may ask for cash and deposit the rest.
They can also ask the bank for advice on how to manage their winnings well.
PCSO ofﬁcials do not interfere with winner’s bank preference, but when asked, they will suggest ﬁve or more banks where the winner can deposit his or her money.
On some occasions, the PCSO chairman may turn over the check to the winner. Oftentimes, it is being done by the general manager, thus, a chance to speak with the lucky bettor.
Jackpot winners are off limits to the news media.
Now that you know the procedure on how to claim the jackpot prize, the only problem now is when will you hit that elusive lotto jackpot ?
By EDD K. USMAN