BACOOR CITY: A 38-year-old bingo player who won over P21 million on Friday inside the E-Bingo Boutique at Premier Plaza, Robinsons Supermarket, Barangay Lucsuhin, in Silang, Cavite went home empty-handed when she failed to claim her prize.
Silang Police Chief Gil Torralba identified the complainant as Zeline Nalles of Tubuan, Silang, Cavite who filed a complaint three hours after winning the jackpot.
Torralba ordered his men to seal the bingo machine.
In e-bingo or electronic bingo, the player inserts a P500 or a P1,000 bill into the machine and the corresponding winnings are seen on the monitor.
Nalles said that after inserting P1,000 into the machine called Funny Creature, the monitor in front of her said that she had won P21,474,000.
Raymundo Mangubat Reyes, the boutique franchise owner, said that the machine had malfunctioned on that day so he could not pay Nalles.