Friday, October 26, 2012

Lotto Jackpot winners


6/49- 1 winner
Draw date: 10/28/2012
Jackpot Prize  P48,021,703.20
9-10-13-21-28-31

6/55  2 winners
Jackpot prize P88,721,542.80
Draw date Oct. 20, 2012
24-32-33-35-37-38

Two bettors from Luzon made it and split the P88.7 million prize after hitting the jackpot in the 6/55 Grand Lotto draw last Oct. 20, 2012.

The two winners bought their tickets at the local lotto outlets in San Fernando town in Masbate and Sagada in the Mountain Province each will receive P44 million.

The first lotto winner a 66-year-old woman from Masbate.
It was only her third time to buy a lotto ticket.
It was her husband, a regular bettor, who infected her with the lotto bug.

The other winner who had placed a bet in an outlet in the Mountain Province has yet to claim the other half of the jackpot prize.
 


6/45 1 winner
Jackpot prize P12,330,208.80
Draw date 10/19/2012
1-2-17-22-27-33

A 61-year-old trailer truck driver from Batangas is now P12 million richer after hitting the Mega Lotto 6/45 draw last Oct 19,2012

The bettor from Batangas had been betting on the same combination—1-2-17-22-27-33—for the past 10 years.

The numbers were originally picked by the bettor’s late father, who  has been betting on the same set of numbers since 1995.

The bettor’s father passed away in 2000, and the bettor decided to continue betting on the combination in 2002.

 The lotto combination he “inherited” from his father turned him into a multimillionaire more than a decade later.

 The lucky bettor, who is married with six children, wagered a P20 bet.


6/42 1 winner
Jackpot prize  P14,141,755.80
Draw date 10/18/2012
5-11-12-21-22-28

A lone bettor from Cebu City won the P14,141,755.80 jackpot in the Lotto 6/42 draw.


6/45 2 winners
Jackpot prize P4,794,370.20
Draw date10/12/2012
7-9-10-16-28-30

A 55 year-old laborer from Laguna won one-half or P2,397,185.10 of the P4,794,370.20 jackpot in the Mega Lotto 6/45 draw last October 12.

His co-winner placed a bet in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.

The winner from Laguna is a bettor since 1995 and used the birth dates of loved ones and random numbers in his winning combination.

The bachelor Laguna winner placed three bets worth P30 and one of them matched the winning combination. 


Friday, October 19, 2012

Why God Sometimes Says “No”



6/49- 0 winner
Draw date: 10/25/2012
Expected Jackpot Prize 42 million


6/55- 2 winners
Draw date: 10/20/2012
24-32-33-35-37-38
Jackpot Prize P88,721,542.80


I Found a very beautiful article about faith in God. We always pray to God to help  us with our needs and problems. I know that we  lotto bettors also pray to God to let us win the lotto jackpot so we could end the financial hardship in our lives. But only God knows when he will give those Financial blessings to us.
Try to examine yourselves on why God  sometimes say's NO to us.


Why God Sometimes Says “No”


When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. (Psalm 34:17)


We’ve all experienced those occasions when our prayers seem to have gone “unanswered”. Given the many comments in the Bible regarding the Lord hearing our prayers, could there really be such a thing as “unanswered prayer”? While the obvious answer is “no”, why is it that we sometimes ask but don’t receive?
In order to answer this question, let’s first be honest about what we mean by “unanswered prayer”. Basically, when we use this term, we’re not saying God didn’t answer, but rather that His answer was “no”. This leads to another important question (and one that IS answerable), “Why does God sometimes say ‘no’”? Let’s open up the Bible and look at some reasons why the Lord may deny our requests:


Lack of humility – Sometimes we feel that we know what’s best and proceed to tell God what we need. Even worse, we get angry when He doesn’t answer fast enough or in the way that we want. One of my favorite examples of humble prayer is the Syrophoenician woman whose daughter was possessed by a demon (Mark 7:24-30). Trying to help her daughter, the woman fell down at the feet of Jesus and begged for His help. Her posture alone speaks volumes about her mindset. She is approaching Jesus humbly, as a beggar. When the Lord responded to her plea with “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs”, she was not fazed and replied, “Yes Lord, yet even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs”. She didn’t complain, she wasn’t offended and, more importantly, she didn’t give up. Instead, she continued to ask, humbly trusting in the Lord’s ability to help. The result? Her daughter was healed. What would have happened if the woman took offense and stormed off after the Lord’s initial response?


Lack of faith – When the disciples came to Jesus and asked why they were unsuccessful in casting a demon out of a boy, the Lord’s response was blunt and to the point – “Because of your little faith” (Matthew 17:20)! When we approach Jesus with a request, do we really believe in His power? Maybe, but that can change in a hurry, especially when a sick relative for whom we’re praying starts to take a turn for the worse. How important is faith when we pray? According to Jesus, “whatever you ask for in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith” (Matthew 21:22). Does that mean that every time God doesn’t grant our request it’s because our faith is lacking? No, but it could be a contributing factor and should be addressed. Before you panic about your weak faith, however, remember that faith is a gift and you can’t increase it on your own. What you can do is ask the Lord to increase your faith, just like the father of the boy with a mute spirit, “I do believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24)


Asking for the wrong things – Let’s be honest, sometimes we pray for the wrong things. Even though it may be unintentional, we often ask for things that will increase our comfort and could harm our relationship with the Lord. That new job might pay more money and help us to better provide for our family, but it may require us to work extra hours which could cut into our family time. The increased earnings and security could also cause us to rely less on God, thinking that we are in total control of our lives. Once again, Scripture offers a clear answer to why we sometimes ask, but do not receive – You ask and you do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions (James 4:3).


It may be harmful to us – Sometimes we ask for things that would be harmful to us spiritually. These seemingly “good” things could possibly cause us to lose our salvation. Even though Jesus promised that if we ask, we’ll receive, He never said that we’ll get EXACTLY what we requested. In fact, He assured us that we would not be given anything that is not good for us:

“Or what man of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” (Matthew 7:9-11)

Instead of upsetting us, Jesus’ words should cause us to rejoice and give us confidence to ask for whatever we think we need. Ultimately, we know that the Father will never provide us with something harmful, even if we unwittingly request it!


He has something better in mind – As hard as it is to admit, sometimes we just can’t see the big picture. God always knows what’s best for us and for those around us. He also has a plan for our lives and that often involves doing things that we’d rather not do. Very few people would pray for increased suffering or more crosses in their life. As human beings who have a tendency to avoid pain and suffering, that is perfectly normal. Sometimes, however, doing God’s will involves suffering and even death. I have personally prayed for the physical healing of cancer-stricken relatives who have died. Does that mean that God didn’t answer my prayers? Not at all. He simply said “no” to the physical healing because it wasn’t what was best. One of my favorite and most comforting Bible verses is Romans 8:28 –

 We know that in everything God works for good with those who love Him.

Not just the good things, but EVERYTHING! Sometimes, my friends, we just have to trust that God knows more than we do. While we should never stop asking, we should be open to His answer. One of the best illustrations of this can be found by looking at Jesus’ prayer on the night before He died. Providing us with a powerful example of how we should pray for our needs, but remain open to God’s response, He used the following words:

“Father, if you are willing, remove this chalice from me; nevertheless not my will, but yours, be done.” (Luke 22:42)

It’s perfectly acceptable for you to pray that your husband is healed from cancer or that you get that new job, but always be open to God’s Will. He sees the big picture and really does know what’s best. Imitate the example given to us by Jesus and always trust in His providence.

Although it’s difficult to accept, we need to trust that God always has a reason for saying “no” to our requests. He does this out of love and because He “desires all men to be saved” (1 Timothy 2:4). Just like any loving parent, the Lord will sometimes say “no” because it really is what’s best for us. We may not get it now, but someday we’ll thank Him!

Source:
Following the truth

Friday, October 12, 2012

Are you sure you want to be a Lotto jackpot winner ?

6/55- 0 winner
Draw date: 10/20/2012
Expected Jackpot Prize 87 million

6/49- 0 winner
Draw date: 10/18/2012
Expected Jackpot Prize 25 million

6/42- 0 winner
Draw date: 10/18/2012
Expected Jackpot Prize 15 million


A retired male government employee from San Andres Bukid in Manila and a household helper of Paete, Laguna, shared the  Sept. 29,2012  6/42 lotto draw with  P51-million lotto jackpot.

 A 40-year-old household helper from Paete, Laguna, claimed her share of the lotto jackpot last October 10, 2012.

The lotto winner and her husband only finished Grade 1 and they have five children..

The winner said she will deposit her winnings in a bank and save it for her five children's education.

Her winning combination was based on the birthdates of her children and husband. (4-9-10-15-21-23)

The woman has been relying on faith, as she started betting on the national lottery only a year ago.

She would tuck the lotto ticket in a Bible and then pray.

The retired male government employee claimed  his share last October 2,2012.



Being a lotto jackpot winner is not a dream come true to all jackpot winners.

Stories about jackpot winners who "wished they have torn up the ticket." could be now understood why they have said those statements.


Death by being a lotto winner

Amanda Clayton was not your typical millionaire. In her short life, she won a million dollar lottery in Michigan, was convicted of collecting state welfare money after she got the million dollars and embroiled in a plethora of drama and legal battles.

Now she is dead at age 25, of a possible drug overdose.
She lived a troubled life. Getting the lottery money added rocket fuel to her problems.

Like so many lottery losers, Amanda made the first big mistake when she won the lottery: She let the world know she won.


Thus, Amanda would have been better off to quietly take her winnings, but it didn't work out that way.
If you go online, you can find a happy and attractive Amanda from September of last year. She was smiling, holding a huge million dollar check from the Michigan Lottery.

 Now she is in a coffin, holding a lily. For eternity. To me, the big check and lily are correlated.
Telling the world that you have money that you never expected to have is asking for trouble.
 it seemed like Amanda had a ton of newfound "friends." All wanting to take advantage of her.

The food stamp and public assistance office.

According to the Detroit News, Clayton plead no contest to fraud in June after state prosecutors accused her of receiving $5500 in food and medical benefits after she won the lottery.

Millionaires are not supposed to collect food stamps. If Amanda had tried to rip off the government as a Wall Street banker, her crime would been ignored and she probably would have received a government bailout.

 She got nine months probation instead. She wound up not staying alive until the end of her sentence.
It's sad to see a 25-year-old throw their life away. I'm not sure that winning the lottery was the source of her problems, but I see it happen too many times.

People who win the lottery lose perspective on normal things in life. They start to think that rules don't apply to them. 

It's been said that roughly 90 percent of people who win the lottery will run through it in five years or less.

Source : Don  McNay
             Huff Post




The death of a troubled Michigan lotto winner was likely the result of a drug overdose. Amanda Clayton made national headlines when she was busted for continuing to collect food stamps after winning the Michigan Lottery


Sadly, Amanda Clayton, 25, was found dead in her home in Ecorse. She died of a suspected drug overdose. What a tragic end to somebody who seemed to have recently had a reversal of fortune after winning the "Make Me Rich!" lottery.

She did get in trouble over failing to report her winnings and staying on public assistance, and she had to repay $5,500 in fraudulent benefits she received after winning the $1 million.

Clayton's official cause of death is pending toxicology reports. Police have not provided further details about the circumstances surrounding her death either.

While Amanda Clayton continuing to collect public assistance after winning such a large sum of money angered many people in America.

It is truly sad that the young woman is now dead so soon after winning the lottery. Of course, this tragedy adds some credence to the idea that winning the lottery does not necessarily make a person's life any better.

Many lottery winners end up worse off after their lucky windfall.

Source: : Rachel Dillin
              Examiner.com

Friday, October 5, 2012

Lotto Outlet


6/55- 0 winner
Draw date: 10/13/2012
Expected Jackpot Prize 65 million
  

Planning to have your own lotto outlet ? So how much capital is required to start the business? To give you an idea, here are the requirements to open a lotto outlet.


PHILIPPINE CHARITY SWEEPSTAKES OFFICE
PCSO, PICC Secretariat Bldg., CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
ON-LINE LOTTO AGENT APPLICATION INFORMATION
 

A. Application:
The application form is free. It can be obtained either from PCSO Main Office, all PCSO Provincial District Offices situated around the country or can be downloaded from the PCSO Website at www.pcso.gov.ph.
 

B. Applicant must be:
For Natural Person (Individual Applicant):
1. Filipino Citizen; and
2. At least 21 years old
 

For Juridical Person (Corporation)
1. It must be duly registered and existing under Philippines laws
2. It must be 100% Filipino-owned
 

C. As per PCSO Board Resolution No. 0097, Series of 2011, the proposed site must meet the following distance requirements: (Note: The distance is to be measured from the door of the establishment proper to the proposed outlet and shall follow road directions and not the straight line or hypotenuse distance between the two points)
 

Establishments / Structures
Distance Restriction from the Proposed Lotto Outlet
 

A. Existing Lotto Outlet/s
50 meters
(minimum distance only)
 

B. Schools
1. Day Care Centers, Preparatory Schools
100 meters
 

2. Elementary Schools
100 meters
 

3. Secondary Schools
100 meters
 

D. Lotto Booth Requirements
 

1. Floor Space is at least 2m x 2m. Business counters measuring at least 36” x 24”.
 

2. Dry floor space with proper ventilation.
 

3. With at least one (1) wireless or fixed landline telephone facility for hotline operation use.
 

4. For security reasons, all lotto outlets should be enclosed and must be facing the direction of human traffic/entry. Frontage must face the main hallway/corridor or to the direction of major traffic flow.
 

5. Outlets located within a commercial building or complexes, with 24-hours security, lotto booths need not be enclosed.
 

E. Lotto Outlet Application Documentary Requirements
 

1. Fill-up Application Form and attach the following documentary requirements:
NATURAL PERSON (INDIVIDUAL APPLICANT)
JURIDICAL PERSON (CORPORATION)
 

a) Birth Certificate of Applicant
b) Three (3) latest ID pictures (2x2) of applicant and spouse, if applicable
c) Proof of Identification: (any two valid ID)
d) Proof of Income:
 

Employed:
1.) Income Tax Return
2.) Certificate of Employment
 

Self-Employed:
1.) Income Tax Return
2.) Registration of Business (for existing business)
3.) Audited Financial Statement (if applicable)
 

e) NBI Clearance (Current)
 

f) Barangay Clearance (Personal Record)
 

a) Biodata of Officers and Directors
b) Certified True Copy of S.E.C Registration, Articles of Incorporation, and By-Laws
c) Secretary Certificate and or Board Resolution duly authorizing person/s to transact with PCSO for purpose of the operating a lotto outlet
 

1. Three (3) latest ID pictures (2x2) of the authorized representative
2. Proof of Identification (any two (2) valid ID)
3. Latest and Original NBI Clearance
 

d) Latest Audited Financial Statement
 

e) I.T.R. for the immediate preceding year
 

2. Sketch/Location Map of the proposed site showing location/s of existing lotto outlet/s in the area
 

3. Pictures/photos of the proposed outlet/site including its vicinity.
 

4. Proof of Ownership/Lease of Outlet
 

For Owner: Land Title or TCT
For Lessee: Authority/Certification from Building Owner (notarized)
 

F. Lotto Application Procedure/s:
1. Submit duly accomplished Lotto Application form set and COMPLETE DOCUMENTARY 


REQUIREMENTS to PCSO.
 

1.1 For outlets within Metro Manila at the PCSO Main Office
 

1.2 For outlets outside Metro Manila, at the PCSO Branch Office covering the location
 

2. Pay the required fee of P2,500.00 to the Treasury Department (Main Office) or Cashier (Branch Office)
 

3. Within 30 days from notice of approval:
 

3.1 Pay the Installation  fee of P10,000.00 to the Treasury Department (Main Office) or Cashier (Branch Office)
 

 3.2 Post a Cash Bond of P300,000.00. In lieu of a cash bond, Surety Bond to cover the amount of P700,000.00 can be submitted.
 

3.3 Operate the outlet. 


For more information go to :

PHILIPPINE CHARITY SWEEPSTAKES OFFICE
PCSO, PICC Secretariat Bldg., CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.