Nine millionaires were created when they won the Da Ma Cai 1+3D Jackpot through the House Share System Bet (HSSB) Lucky Pick betting option. The lucky winners shared the jackpot of RM21,930,224.40, where each of them took home RM2,436,691.60.
Da Ma Cai spokesperson said, “Customers usually buy a System Bet with 10 or more sets of 4-digit numbers to increase their chances of winning the 1+3D Jackpot. A System Bet 10 ticket with 10 sets of numbers cost RM90, but for those who could not afford, the HSSB is an option that allows customers to buy a share of the 10 sets of numbers with just a fraction of the full bet amount.”
“In the case of these 9 lucky winners, they had paid a fraction of only RM10 for the HSSB 10 Lucky Pick ticket each, covering 10 sets of numbers instead of paying the full RM90 to cover all possible pairing combinations”, added the Da Ma Cai spokesperson.
The winners are from different States; Penang, Perak, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor. Among the newly created millionaires, two were under the age of 30.
“I was out with my family members on that day after paying homage to my ancestors in conjunction with Qing Ming. On the way to lunch, we stopped by a Da Ma Cai outlet to buy numbers. I bought a HSSB ticket displayed at the counter because I was hoping that my ancestors might just bring us luck. I wasn’t even sure how HSSB works but fortunately the Da Ma Cai sales operator explained to me the special features of the HSSB,” said the delighted 27 year-old, the youngest amongst the lucky winners.
“It was my third time buying a HSSB ticket. I usually bet on my car plate number and birth date. The HSSB ticket actually contains my car plate number in it, that’s why I bought the ticket. Moreover, it’s affordable at only RM10,” said another 29 year-old lucky winner.
Both young winners said that they will share their windfall prize with their family members, and will also donate some to charity.
A day earlier on 1 April, another 2 lucky winners took home the partial jackpot with the purchase of a HSSB 20 Lucky Pick ticket. HSSB 20 cost only RM20 for 20 sets of numbers, to cover all 190 pairing combinations. They took home RM1,248,610.50 each with the winning combination of “3060+5020”.
Da Ma Cai is a brand of Pan Malaysian Pools Sdn. Bhd. (“PMP”), Malaysia’s authorized numbers forecast operator. On an annual basis, Da Ma Cai actively supports various causes in the areas of education, social welfare and public health. Following the acquisition of PMP by Jana Pendidikan Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (“JPM”), all of PMP’s net dividends that JPM receives are donated to The Community Chest. With this structure, Da Ma Cai has effectively been transformed from a for-profit organization into a social business, providing long term donations to The Community Chest for the benefit of the Malaysian community.