Philippines lottery: Freak draw from one table raises suspicions – and hundreds of winners

More than 400 bettors win jackpot prize worth more than $4m

Namita Singh
Tuesday 04 October 2022 14:05 BST
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A shock lottery win for more than 400 people in the Philippines has triggered a controversy with senators demanding an investigation into the “suspicious” results.

Unexpected scrutiny hit the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) last Saturday when 433 bettors won the Grand Lotto jackpot prize worth more than ₱236m ($4m).

The draw outcome prompted Senate minority leader Aquilino Pimentel III to demand a probe as all the winning numbers were found to be divisible by nine.

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