MANILA, Philippines — A recent survey done by Social Weather Stations (SWS) & Pulse Asia showed that Filipinos are more hopeful and confident that they could win the jackpot of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s (PCSO) Grand Lotto than say, Metro Manila being flood proof among others.
In an SWS survey done August 15 to September 10 of this year, out of the two thousand surveyed, 97% or one thousand nine hundred forty (1,940) respondents believed that they could win the lottery. Surprisingly, just a dozen (12) respondents believed that the government can solve Metro Manila’s flood problems while the remaining forty eight (48) are hopeful to win the lottery again after winning it the first time around.
The Pulse Asia survey showed similar results, with 96% expecting to win the lottery soon, with the remaining three and one percent showed respondents believing that the world would end in 2012 and that Unicorns exist, respectively.
Surprisingly for the PA survey, no one believed that Metro Manila could ever be flood free.
Survey Analysis Expert Ricardo Ricaforte explains that even though the chance of winning the lottery is 1 in 18 million, Filipinos are still upbeat because they have seen others win the lottery before, while they haven’t seen Metro Manila flood free in recent years.
“To see is to believe,” Ricaforte quipped.
With the recent winners of the P300 Million Grand Lotto jackpot having beaten the odds, Ricaforte predicts that the numbers would even go up for the millionaire hopefuls.
Two lucky bettors will split the Grand Lotto jackpot reaching nearly P300 million.
The winning numbers for Wednesday’s draw are: 25-52-26-5-49-17.
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s (PCSO) 6/55 Grand Lotto jackpot reached P299,897,496. (from ABS-CBN News)
“Filipinos are not complicated lots. They believe in simple things like ‘perfumed promises’ made by politicians, Katarina living happily ever after with Daniel, a brighter future for their family and even Solenn Huessaff using whitening products,” explains Ricaforte.
“But a future where Manila is flood-proof whether The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (PAGASA) alert level is Yellow, Red, Fuchsia or Burgundy?”
That would be the day.