- A male nurse from Albay claims share from the billion lotto prize
- He claimed over P470-million prize
- It took him a week to claim his prize for his and his family’s safety
A 33-year-old male nurse from Albay province claimed this week the half of the P1.18-billion Ultra Lotto jackpot prize, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said.
According to an ABS-CBN News story, the winner was accompanied by two relatives when he showed his winning ticket at the PCSO main office in Mandaluyong City on Tuesday.
GMA News quoted PCSO deputy spokesman Florante Solmerin saying, “Kumpleto na ‘yung nag-claim dun sa Ultra Lotto Jackpot prize na P1.18-billion. Kahapon nag-claim na ‘yung huli, ‘yun pangalawa na from Legaspi City, Albay.”
[The claimants are complete for the Ultra Lotto Jackpot prize of P1.18-billion. Yesterday, the other claimed his portion — which is the one from Albay.]
Solmerin said the winner claimed over P470-million in check.
PCSO assistant General for Gaming Sector Arnel Casas said, as posted by Inquirer, that the nurse had other part-time job and took more than a week to claim the prize because he had to plan his travel to Manila for his and his family’s security.
The winner, Casas said, is a regular lotto bettor who continuously hoped to win the jackpot.
The lucky bettor bought the winning ticket from a mall in Legazpi City, Albay based on a combination he personally chose.
To note, the winner from Borlongan, Samar claimed his half of the jackpot prize last week.