Finally, we now have a clue on how to win the lottery, thanks to one of the 433 Grand Lotto jackpot winners who revealed his secret after claiming the prize.
The unnamed winner, who was first to claim his share from the P236 Million jackpot from the draw last Saturday, October 1, 2022, said he traveled for 10 hours to go to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.
He received a check worth Php 545,245.24 which was personally handed over by no less than PCSO General Manager Mel Robles. The winnings are subject to 20 percent final tax as required under the TRAIN Law.
According to the winner, for many years it has been his habit to place bets based on numerical patterns, combinations that are divisible by the numbers 6, 7, 8, and 9.
"Nagpapasalamat po ako sa PCSO na marami kaming nabibiyayaan ng Jackpot Prize. Nagbiyahe po ako ng sampung oras upang makarating dito at makuha ang aking napanalunan. Tumataya po talaga ako ng pattern 9, pattern 8, pattern 7 at pattern 6 sa loob ng maraming taon at ako'y nagpapasalamat na ngayon ay napanalunan ko na," he said.
Saturday's winning combination for the controversial Grand Lotto draw was 09-45-36-27-18-54, all are divisible by 9.
Many believed that what occured to him and the others who won the jackpot was pure luck. Although betting on a pattern could be better than guessing, everyone should still remember that the lottery is a game of chance.