Maid wins P25.6M lotto jackpot

Posted at 10/11/12 11:53 AM

MANILA, Philippines - A house helper who only finished Grade 1 won more than P25 million in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Lotto 6/42  draw last September 29.

PCSO General Manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II said the  40-year-old house helper from Paete, Laguna was accompanied by her employer in claiming half of the  P51,241,667.40 grand prize in the Lotto 6/42 draw last month.

Rojas said the winner wept after claiming the prize at the PCSO office Wednesday.

He said the winner and her husband only finished Grade 1 in school. Both worked as house helpers.

Rojas said the winning numbers - 21-15-10-04-23-09 - were allegedly a combination of the birthdates of the winner, her husband and their children.

The winner said she will deposit the money in a bank for her children's education.

Last October 2, a retired government employee from San Andres, Manila also claimed half of the 6/42 jackpot prize.