Last Wednesday, I wrote that the jackpot prize of PCSO’s Grand Lotto 6/55 was ₱383,405,234.40 and as I thought, the rate of increase of the jackpot prize will exceed the previous one, but I never thought it will be around ₱40M. When the host announced that the pot money for this draw is ₱423,894,967.20, I heard our neighbors shouting and screaming their hearts out. That was only announcing the prize, now I wonder how they would react if they win the jackpot? Well, if we were to analyze, the exact difference between the jackpot prize of today and last Wednesday is ₱40,489,732.80, which is almost 4x the prize of the Lotto 6/42 at ₱11M. Excluding miscellaneous deductions from the total sales of the lotto tickets, with a ticket prize of ₱20, there would be at least 2,024,486 tickets sold which shows how Filipinos are going gaga for this rare phenomenon of winning easy money, and not just money but lots and lots and lots of money. Everyone’s taking the chance to win the biggest prize money ever since lotto started in the Philippines.
Earlier today, we also took our chance and bought lottery tickets for tonight’s draw on a local mall. We’ve been doing this every draw since the prize went up to ₱30M. And every time we do, I can notice that the line to the cashier is getting longer. A sign that more and more people are getting interested in the pot money as the days passes by. It’s a good thing that we bring our own pen since we can mark our numbers while waiting in line.
After the draw this evening, I just shrugged my shoulders and laughing at how I only got two numbers again this draw. I can now see the big difference of what 4 wrong numbers could make. Well, since I never won anything today, I just hope that nobody would also win. And yes, I know, the jackpot is just raising the prize for me, LOL.
Update: There is no winner for tonight, see you all again lotto fans next Monday. Source: (http://twitter.com/#!/vekou/statuses/3451358313185280)