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Lottery Jackpot With 433 Winners Draws Scrutiny in Philippines

433 people are splitting the 236 million-peso ($4-million) jackpot from the October 1 draw. 

433 people are splitting the 236 million-peso ($4-million) jackpot from the October 1 draw. 

Source: Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office

More than 400 people won the lottery jackpot in the Philippines, with the winning combination all multiples of nine, triggering a call for a Senate investigation.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office on Monday posted photos of throngs of winning bettors queuing to claim their prizes, with 433 people splitting the 236 million-peso ($4-million) jackpot from the October 1 draw. The winning numbers were all divisible by nine: 9, 18, 27, 36, 45 and 54.