6/55 Grand Lotto pot to hit P215 million

By Perseus Echeminada, The Philippine Star

Posted at Sep 05 2012 12:33 AM | Updated as of Sep 05 2012 08:33 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The jackpot prize of the 6/55 Grand Lotto continues to rise and is expected to hit the P215-million mark at Wednesday’s draw, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) announced Tuesday.

Although nobody hit the P198,338,822 jackpot, at least 64 bettors won P150,000 each when they got five of the six-digit winning combination 06-13-24-03-08-54, PCSO general manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II said.

He said the sales of lotto tickets soared to P88,144,06,00 from the average of P28 million per draw.

Rojas said the rapid increase of ticket sales is an indication that a nationwide lotto frenzy is on, with hundreds of thousands of lotto fans lining up to try their luck for tonight’s draw.

The lotto frenzy usually builds up after the jackpot breaches the P100 million mark.

This is the fourth time since January that the Grand Lotto jackpot has breached the P100 million mark.