PETALING JAYA: A young couple from Puchong struck gold, winning RM1mil with their first purchase of Big Sweep Super 7 tickets.
They only spent RM50 on 10 tickets, but they nailed the grand prize.
“I was going to a hawker centre in Puchong to buy lunch, when I passed an outlet selling Big Sweep Tickets.
“I was deeply attracted to the Super 7 tickets displayed at the counter,” the man said.
He said that although he had been a supporter of Big Sweep for a few years, he was unfamiliar with Super 7 tickets, which were selling at RM5 each.
However, he took a chance and bought 10 tickets. He didn’t expect one of those tickets would make him a millionaire.
A week after the draw, his wife inadvertently mentioned the draw results, and he realised that he had not checked his tickets.
After he visited th eBig Sweep official website to check the results, he was ecstatic that one of his tickets, with the number 1864897, won the grand prize.
Upon receiving his cheque, the winners said that they had not harboured much hope of winning the big prize.
Buying tickets was their way to show empathy towards the elderly and disabled ticket sellers, they said, so it was unbelievable that he was taking home a million ringgit.
They said since they were still young, they did not have any plans for their win.
They hope to use this generous bonus to start their own business.
The coming draw will be held on April 14, 2019, at Perak Turf Club.
Since 2015, all surpluses from Big Sweep have been donated to Yu Cai Foundation (YCF), a charitable organisation dedicated to nurturing talent through education.
YCF’s vision is to give deserving students of all races the opportunity to achieve the fullest potential through education.
The foundation strongly promotes the learning of vernacular languages, believing that this is fundamental in cultural heritage.