A 39-year-old single mom from Davao City won one-third or P5.9 million in the Mega Lotto 6/45 draw last May 13.
The winner got the winning combination 8-27-12-24-21-17. She shared the P17,831,412 jackpot with two others.
The winner almost failed to claim her prize.
She placed her ticket in an old shoulder bag.
After five months, she was about to give the bag to a friend and remembered having tucked a Mega Lotto 6/45 ticket in her old shoulder bag.
The winner had the ticket validated in a lotto outlet and was told that she won part of the jackpot.
“Maraming salamat po sa maagang pamasko ng PCSO,” the winner said.
Because of this, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office reminded bettors to remember where you keep your lotto tickets.
“You could be the next instant millionaire,” the PCSO said. Winners have only a year to claim their prizes.