Published: Wednesday February 6, 2013 MYT 6:50:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday February 6, 2013 MYT 7:01:51 PM
Three punters win RM20mil from Sports Toto bets
PETALING JAYA: Three punters struck it rich before Chinese New Year, winning a total of RM20.9mil through their bets with Sports Toto.
A technician from Penang won RM12mil, while two sales assistants from Selangor and Pahang won RM4.7mil and RM4.1mil respectively.
The technician, in his 50s, was inspired to bet on the Toto 4D Jackpot 1 winning draw of 3770 and 4993 Lucky Pick numbers after attending his late father's memorial service.
"He said winning the jackpot was timely as his only daughter had wanted to pursue a degree in medicine overseas, which he could ill-afford," Sports Toto said in a statement Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Selangor-based sales assistant in his 30s won the Toto 4D Jackpot 1 of RM4.7mil through the 1980 and 2032 combination, which he derived from a photo of his niece on Facebook and a product serial number at the electrical appliance shop where he works.
The other sales assistant, in his 40s, won the Mega Toto 6/52 Jackpot 1 with the combination 9, 10, 27, 31, 33 and 45 which are his family members' favourite numbers, his grandparents' regular betting numbers, and the sales assistant's age, the statement added.