Ultra Lotto Jackpot Has Reached All-Time-High Of Php1 Billion, What Happens If YOU Win It?
One can only dream of being so lucky...
Last time we checked, the 6/58 Ultra Lotto jackpot was at its all-time high of Php650.9 million. As of now, the prize pool is at a staggering Php1 billion (Php1,026,264,340 to be exact!). And 13 people came really close to winning the huge lottery jackpot, each person guessing five out of six numbers correctly and walked away with Php158,760 each. But there’s still Php1 billion to be claimed and it could even be you! If you’ve ever wondered how to claim winning lottery ticket, then read on.
How to claim winning lottery ticket
Some of these steps might sound like basic common sense. But when you stumble upon such a fortune, we’re pretty sure you won’t be able to think straight in the moment (but don’t ask us, cause we’ve not been so lucky!).
Step 1 – Check, check, and check again!
It’s a huge claim you’ll be making, so make sure you’re not mistaken. If your numbers match the ones from the draw, this could-no wait, will change your life forever!
Step 2 – Keep calm and secure it
If that IS the real deal, then you’re going to lose the plot. Expect jumping, screaming, crying, laughing – the full works. But we suggest keeping it low-key for now. Any undue attention will draw people to you, and that’s completely not what you want! Sign your name on the back of the ticket and stash it away in a place only you will know.
Step 3 (optional) – Tell only your closest confidants
This step is listed as optional since you could choose to bypass this. But we understand if you just can’t bear to get it off your chest to someone, maybe a family member or your closest friend.
Step 4 – Bring proof of identity and the ticket to the Sweepstakes Office
Once you’re calmer, grab the ticket and 2 of your valid government-issued IDs. Head over to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (second floor of the Conservatory Building, 605 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City)
Step 5 – Complete the forms and wait
Don’t worry, no one will out you as the winner and mob you. Anyone who wins Php5,000 goes there, so just blend in and relax. Fill out the forms while they verify your ticket.
Step 6 – Reap and enjoy
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office gives out jackpot winnings as a lump sum. A 20% tax will be deducted from the total sum, but you’re still left with enough to last you a lifetime. They may ask you to open a separate bank account to transfer the winnings. Land Bank and Philippine National Bank branches can be found on the ground floor. And once it’s done, it’s all yours to do what you want.
Just don’t forget that starting January 1st, 2018 the lottery winnings of at least 10,000 PHP are taxed additional 20 percent.
(It’s still a lot of money to be won, despite the tax!)
The 6/58 Ultra Lotto is still unclaimed, so brush up on how to claim winning lottery ticket in case it’s your turn!
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