For the first time in the Philippine Lotto history, the prize has reached “P1,000,000,000.00 (One Billion Pesos). One Billion Pesos is One Thousand Million Pesos. So, for Twenty Two Pesos (P22.00), you can win One Billion Pesos (P1,000,000,000.00). You need only Twenty Two Pesos (P22.00) to win One Billion.
Now, almost all Filipinos will have a chance to win ONE BILLION PESOS. But if you win, the Government will deduct twenty Percent (20%) tax, so you will received only EIGHT HUNDRED MILLION PESOS (P800,000,000.00). Only one (1) ticket is needed. It is a big problem if you will win P1,000,000,000.00 (less 20% tax) or P800,000,000.00.
Now, what will you do with the P800,000,000.00 if you win? All your relatives, your friends, neighbors and everyone will be asking for “balato”, or which according to GOOGLE is “money given away in goodwill by a winning gambler”.
The best way is not to mention to anybody if you win. If you will not bet, you will never lose. But, since you have no more chance of becoming a billionaire by any means legal or illegal, now is your only chance. SO, GO OUT AND BUY A LOTTO TICKET.
If you will not win, consider it a donation to charity. That is why it is called a charity sweepstakes because the profits derived from lotto are exclusively used to help indigent patients. Buy your ticket now.
They say you have a bigger chance of being hit by a lightning than winning a lotto. In Bacong, a person was hit by a lightning and inside his pocket was his lotto ticket but he lost.