433 People Win the Lottery in the Philippines

In the Philippines, a $6 million lottery jackpot was split among more than 400 winners, prompting calls for a formal probe. Photos of the hordes of winners who each received more than $13,000 in the draw on October 1 were shared on Monday by the government-run Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

The Lucky Ones

All of the winning numbers were nine-divisible. 433 people placed bets on the winning numbers: 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, and 54 in the 6/55 Grand Lotto Draw on Saturday night, with all winners splitting the $6.17 million prize.

Making You Think

Social media users expressed conflicting opinions, with some arguing that the fact that so many people used the same set of numbers was logical and others alleging fraud.

With a lot of speculation going around, it would only be a matter of time before the truth comes out, and with that hopefully some light is shed. For the time being, the winners should enjoy their just desserts.