Typhoon Yolanda Survivor Takes Home P24 Million Lotto Jackpot

Lotto Yolanda Survivor

Just goes to show that whatever one loses, one gains back a thousand fold.

A 56-year-old survivor of super typhoon Yolanda from Eastern Samar reportedly won nearly P24 million in the February 21 draw of Lotto 6/42, according to a report by the Philippine Daily Inquirer!

The lone winner, a civil servant and a father of five, lost everything he worked hard for in the killer storm that hit the Visayas Region in November 2013. He reportedly took home P23,683,644 with the winning combination of 02-10-13-26-27-41, which was drawn through the lottery’s lucky pick feature, with the numbers electronically generated. He was also reportedly “in tears” when he claimed his prize at the PCSO office in March 10, and was thankful to the agency, as he and his family are now given a chance to rebuild their lives.

The winner lost his house and small piggery when typhoon Yolanda hit their region, the Inquirer report says.

According to the report, the winner has been a lotto player for nearly two decades now, and plans to build a new house for him and his wife in their town, buy his children a house and lot in Cebu, and start up a new business.

His win also supposedly follows another lucky winner from the Eastern Visayas region, who took home P50 million.

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