Here’s the reaction of Jay Sonza on the controversial grand lotto draw where 433 won
JAY SONZA – The veteran journalist believes that there was an anomaly in the 6/55 grand lotto draw on October 1 where 433 were declared winners.
In a Facebook post, Sonza shared his displeasure with Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Chairman Johnny Cua and General Manager Mel Robles because of the alleged lottery fraud.
According to him, the report that 433 persons won the lotto 6/55 is not only impossible but highly improbable.
He claimed that the chance of winning the lotto is 1 to over 13M combinations.
Jay Sonza said that the 6/55 grand lotto draw wherein 433 won is somehow similar to the Pepsi 349 Scam.
Pepsi Number Fever, also known as the 349 incident, was a promotion held by PepsiCo in the Philippines in 1992, which led to riots and the deaths of at least five people.
“PCSO Chair Johnny Cua & GM Mel Robles masyadong halata iyong ginawa ninyo sa PCSO grand lotto draw. Nakakahiya kayo!!” he stressed.
Meanwhile, the Senate is eyeing to investigate the controversial lottery draw wherein 433 won the jackpot prize.
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said on Sunday that he is considering filing a resolution to “audit and investigate” PCSO’s gaming activities. Senator Risa Hontiveros said that she supported Senator Pimentel’s move to investigate the “extraordinary” 6/55 Grand Lotto results.
PCSO, on the other hand, is willing to face the investigation.
To recall, PCSO announced last October 1 that 433 lottery bettors with the same winning combination of 09-45-36-27-18-54 will split the total jackpot prize of PHP 236 million. Each lottery bettor is expected to receive at least PHP 500,000 gross for the winnings, subject to taxes.
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