15-Year-Old Student Wins Million-Peso Jackpot in ‘It’s Showtime’

Fifteen-year old high school student Jhaypee Laganas became the first teen to bag the P1 million jackpot prize in ABS-CBN’s noontime show “It’s Showtime.”

Jhaypee said he did not go to school on Friday (Aug 3) to try his luck in the Kapamilya program’s “Arte Mo” game, which looked for magicians for contestants. “This is the answer to my prayers. I would always tell the Lord that I was willing to wait for an opportunity so I can help my family get by,” said Jhaypee, who also teaches kids the Bible using magic. He also said he wants to use his total jackpot prize of P1,010,000 to pay for his sick grandfather’s medical bills and his and his brother’s schooling. The “Showtime Goodtime” segment is the jackpot round for the winner of the noontime show’s “Arte Mo” game. The contestant needs to get the “It’s” ball from a raffle barrel in order to advance to the next letter in the word “Showtime.” If the contestant advances to the letter E without getting two “X” balls, he wins the P1 million prize.

Party with the ‘unkabogable’ barkada of Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, ‘Kuya’ Kim Atienza, Billy Crawford, Karylle, Vice Ganda, Teddy Corpuz, Jugs Jugueta, Jhong Hilario, Ryan Bang, Coleen Garcia, Eric ‘Eruption’ Tai, and Baby Joy in “It’s Showtime” weekdays and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m on ABS-CBN.

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