Sunday, January 1, 2012
A senior citizen has won the Christmas gift of his life and will walk into the New Year RM16mil richer.
The 60-something man from Sarawak had bet on the winning numbers for the Toto 4D Jackpot 1 sweepstakes on Christmas Day.
He will, however, give a large portion of his winnings to charity as his children are financially independent.
Met at the Sports Toto headquarters at the Berjaya Times Square here, he said his winning numbers 9528 and 8143 were a combination of a relative's car number plate and his own “feel-good” numbers.
While attributing his win to “sheer luck”, the man who runs several small businesses said he had been consistently betting on these numbers for years.
“Playing Toto jackpot games is one of my hobbies and I had occasionally won small sums of money.
“However, winning this fortune is the ultimate winning experience,” he said.
A man from Penang took home RM222,954, the second prize in the draw.