I just read a news article in a local daily stating that lotto outlets of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in Cagayan de Oro City recorded the biggest income for the whole of Mindanao in 2009.
This is according to statements made by Mario Pelisco, chief lottery operations officer of PCSO-10, who also showed that the city’s 101 outlets earned P529 million for the year ending December 31, 2009, second only to Cebu City which is the top-grosser in the entire Philippines.
Further, the 248 lotto outlets in Northern Mindanao earned a total of P1.347 billion for the same period. Eighty (80) percent of the income from Swertres Lotto.
Also in the same article, it was revealed that there are now fifteen (15) millionaires in Region 10, including nine (9) in Cagayan de Oro City who have hit the jackpot on PCSO’s Lotto Draw. From the CDO winners, 2 won from Limketkai outlet, 1 in Ororama, 1 in Lamar Inn, 2 at Carmen, 1 at Iponan, 1 at Trendline and 1 at Divisoria. The luckiest person in the city won P23 million.