2 businessmen win total of RM72.3mil at Malaysian Toto lottery

PETALING JAYA: Two businessmen became overnight millionaires, winning Sports Toto jackpots this month.

A 50-year-old businessman from Penang won the RM40.8 mil (S$13.4 mil) Supreme Toto 6/58 Jackpot draw on Dec 19.

Collecting his winnings on Dec 21, the man said he has been playing Sports Toto games for more than 10 years but only bought lucky pick tickets for the Lotto games.

"I only bet when I feel like playing. I do not have a particular set of numbers when it comes to playing Lotto games, so I only choose the lucky pick tickets displayed on the counter," he said, adding that it was his wife who found out about the Jackpot win through the website.

The other instant millionaire from Kedah won RM31.5 mil on Dec 5 but claimed his winnings a week later.

The winner in his 50s, who is also a businessman, said he only started playing the Lotto games after helping his friends buy numbers at a Sports Toto outlet three years ago.

"I enjoy spending RM10 to RM20 to buy lucky pick tickets in each draw just to see how lucky I am, especially when the prize money is very high.

"I was shocked and I thought I had dim vision when checking my tickets using the CheckWin machine because my prize money displayed many 'figures', so I checked again at the outlet's counter to confirm my winnings," he said.

Both winners described the winnings as the biggest "year-end bonus" they had ever received in their lives and planned to use the money on settling loans and for their children's education, investment and charity.