PETALING JAYA: A retiree from Sarawak has struck RM17.7mil in the Toto 4D Jackpot 1 by betting on his age and a car plate number he sees every time he goes to the market.
"I normally spend RM100 on every draw day, and I always bet on 5168, which is my birth year and age.
"This time, I decided to pair the number with 7189, a car plate number I see every time I go to the market.
"I don't know the owner, but I guess it was my luck to bump into the same car so many times," he said.
After finding out he had won a day after the draw on July 10, he immediately told his son to buy air tickets and flew to the Sports Toto head office in Kuala Lumpur to collect his winnings.
He said he would use his newfound wealth to pay off his debts, share some with his family and invest in real estate.
The winner took home RM17,728,182.65 from the total Jackpot 1 of RM17,804,106.30.
The remaining RM75,923.65 was won by another person from Pahang with an i-System ticket.