The Philippine lotto draws 6 numbers “all multiples of 9”

The Philippine lotto draws 6 numbers "all multiples of 9"
The jackpot is as high as 433 people, the general manager speaks

The Philippine lotto draws 6 numbers "all multiples of 9

The Philippine Lotto was drawn on the 1st, and the jackpot was 236 million pesos (approximately NT$127 million). Coincidentally, 433 people won the jackpot in this issue, and the winning numbers were all divisible by 9. Senate Minority Leader Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III called for an investigation.

The Philippine Times reported that Pimentel III bluntly said that many people were surprised by this result, because statistically speaking, this is a very rare event, “Let’s take this opportunity to conduct an investigation to ensure that our lottery Senator Risa Hontiveros also supported an inquiry into the results, “We just wanted to rule out any public suspicion that the results were manipulated.”

It is understood that the Philippine Lotto has a total of 1 to 55 numbers, from which 6 are drawn, and all those who match can take the jackpot. In this issue, not only 433 people won the first prize, but the winning numbers were 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, and 54. All numbers are divisible by 9, which caused discussion. Melquiades Robles, general manager of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), stressed that the sweepstakes cannot be rigged and that hundreds of winners are a natural occurrence.

“A lot of people stick to their numbers, and it’s not only good to be true to their wives and husbands, it’s also good to be true to their numbers,” Robles said. Afterwards, PCSO released photos and videos of winners receiving checks. The amount people can get is about US$7,400 (about NT$233,000). One winner exclaimed happily, “I’ve been betting on Pattern 9, Pattern 8, Pattern 7 and Die Sum 6 for years, and I’m glad I won.”

Terence Tao, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, told the BBC that few lottery numbers are like the winning numbers drawn by the Philippines on the 1st, but statistics show that every few decades, one of the lottery draws is would exhibit an unusual pattern, which is not surprising.