Opportunity knocks only once and when it does, we should our best to make sure we grab it or else, it would just turn out to be an opportunity missed and wasted. Wasting an opportunity can be detrimental, most especially if that opportunity involves life-changing scenarios above all things. For example, if you won millions from the lottery, and when you were looking for your ticket you’d find out that it was lost? That’s just downright disappointing and devastating right?
Well, that’s what happened to Edilberto Flores from Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. He claims to have won 89 million from the lottery. He said that he doesn’t know how to place a bet and so he just randomly chooses a number. When he checked it in the dailies the next day, the numbers he used were drawn. To his surprise, it was the exact numbers. He was overjoyed because he can finally alleviate his family from their poor state.
Because he was shocked and afraid of the big money he won, he decided to give it to his trusted friend, and the owner of the lotto outlet George for safekeeping.
When he was about to get it the next day, George denied that he received any golden ticket from Edilberto and said that he never gave any ticket to him and claimed that the ticket was with Edilberto.
Edilberto was flabbergasted and confused with what he heard. He was certain that he gave the ticket to George and he never knew he would actually try to up hand him just for money. He trusted George but it turns out he was as greedy as a con man is.
To make matters worse, he had no evidence that he gave the ticket to George and it was all for naught. Years passed by and up to this day, Edilberto is left penniless and did not even touch a single cent to the reward he claims to have won. Their house is still made of unsteady bamboo woods, and they have no supply of electricity nor regular and clean water.
To resolve the matter, KMJS or Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho decided to step in. They accompanied Edilberto to the regional office of PCSO to confirm whether he really won the lottery on the day that he claims to have won.
PCSO confirmed that there was one winner on the date, Edilberto claims to have won. But it is from an outlet in Quezon City. It was miles and miles away from Lapu-Lapu where Edilberto bought his ticket.
Edilberto was in tears as he accepted the fact that he missed this opportunity and it costed him a lot.
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Tumama raw ng P89 million sa lotto si Tatay Berto. Pero ang kanyang winning lotto ticket… hindi na raw ibinalik ng lotto outlet owner na si George. Si George, bigla na rin lang daw nakabili ng bahay, mga sasakyan at ari-arian! Nagoyo nga ba si Tatay Berto? #KMJS
Posted by Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) on Monday, August 20, 2018