Singaporean woman wins $7.8 million jackpot in Malaysia

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PETALING JAYA: A lucky Singaporean housewife has won RM24.3mil (S$7.8 million) after betting RM4 on two sets of numbers for the Supreme Toto 6/58 jackpot in Malaysia.

The 50-year-old woman's winning set of numbers made her RM24,330,366.50 richer on Jan 4.

She claimed her winnings a week later at the Sports Toto head office in Kuala Lumpur.

"I live in Singapore but I ask my uncle, who lives in Johor to buy the numbers for me."

"I give him some money to buy numbers for me when I visit him in Malaysia," she told Sports Toto, adding that it was her uncle who broke the news of her big win after the draw.

"I do not bet regularly and the winning set of numbers (19, 20, 23, 50, 53, 54) is my favourite which I bought for four years," she told Sports Toto.

She said she plans to reward her uncle for buying the winning ticket for her, and that the prize money will also fund her children's education.

Her winnings were part of RM56mil in Sports Toto jackpots won by various individuals since Christmas eve.

The cascading feature of Toto 4D jackpot saw five winners walk away with the RM10,420,860.80 Toto 4D Jackpot 2 on Dec 24; while four winners shared the RM1,406,384.90 Toto 4D Jackpot 2 on Jan 7; and six winners shared the RM9,477,739.55 Toto 4D Jackpot 2 on Jan 8.

Cascading takes place when the Toto4D Jackpot 1 hits RM30mil. The amount in excess of RM20mil shall cascade and be added to the Toto 4D Jackpot 2 if there is no Jackpot 1 winner for that draw.

Meanwhile, the Power Toto (6/55) jackpot created two millionaires from Sarawak and Selangor, who won RM6,689,972.05 on Dec 24 and RM3,551,156 on Jan 4.

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