KUCHING: A 51-year-old businessman from Johor became an instant multi-millionaire, winning the Magnum 4D Jackpot Grand Prize worth RM4.5 million by purchasing straight number tickets with just RM2.
According to Magnum, the winning numbers 8298 (2nd prize) and 2871 (3rd prize) had special significance for the punter who shed tears of joy the moment he found out he had struck the jackpot.
“I have been an ardent supporter of Magnum 4D the past 30 years, always enjoy placing my bet on Magnum 4D Classic, Magnum Jackpot and mGold games.
“I never expected that I could also become a jackpot winner one day,” he said.
He explained that 8298 is his lucky number as he bought a vehicle from his friend when he faced financial difficulties.
“From there, I started my own small business and I was told by my Chinese friends that 8298 is a prosperous number. As for 2871 number, it is related to my birthday,” he added.
He shared that he was watching the live results through the Magnum 4D website.
“The moment I saw both numbers land on the second and third prize, I shouted for joy.
“I immediately shared the great news with my loved ones. I was in disbelief till I could not sleep throughout the night,” he said.
““My plan is to use the winnings to purchase a property, double my efforts on charitable contributions, and finally, usher in a more meaningful and joyous Deepavali with my family. Thank you, Magnum, for changing my life,” he added.
Magnum has had four Jackpot winnings in the months of August and September.
“We also had another Magnum Life Grand Prize winner on Sept 10, winning RM1000 every day for 20 years.
“We would like to congratulate all winners and hope that the prize money will bring positive changes to their lives,” it said.