Sharing is not only caring but also rewarding for four brothers in Selangor who won the RM11 million Toto 4D Jackpot 1.
The winners, aged 40 to 50, who collected their winnings at the Sports Toto head office, said they would always chip in when it comes to buying numbers.
“When we see the jackpot is quite high, we will start pooling our money to buy numbers and this has been a practice among the siblings for many years,” said the elder brother.
He said the winning pair of numbers was not some special numbers to them as they bought a Lucky Pick System 3 ticket for the draw on July 28.
“We used to buy our car registration numbers but one of us insisted that since we were going to try our luck, why not trying a Lucky Pick ticket and that’s how we won the jackpot,” he said, adding that they spent RM30 to RM50 a draw.
The siblings, who run a family business, said they were very excited when the elder brother told them the good news on Sunday morning.
“We never thought about winning and becoming a millionaire but now we believe that the jackpots were actually won by real people,” said the elder brother.
“We will split the winnings, pay off the debts and perhaps buy a bigger house for our own family. We are also relieved that we don’t have to worry about our children’s education expenses anymore,” he said when asked about their plans on using the winnings.
The System 3 ticket has won them a whopping RM11,074,692.30 and an additional RM336 as the play method allows them to bet 3 sets of numbers in a ticket, which will further improve the chances of winning.
The winning numbers were 0835 and 3529.