Penang businessman wins the RM69.6m largest jackpot in Malaysia ever

PETALING JAYA: The winner of the RM69.6 million Grand Toto 6/63 jackpot on Sept 13, which is the largest jackpot in the history of Malaysia, is a 40-year-old businessman from Penang.

The winner, who collected his winnings two days later, said he only spent RM50 for 25 sets of Lucky Pick numbers for only one draw to win the jackpot.

"I started playing Sports Toto games four years ago, but I only bet on my car plate numbers and I have not won anything.

"On Wednesday evening, I was stuck in a traffic jam while I was on my way to dinner. So when I decided to take a detour, I spotted a Sports Toto outlet and I thought I should try my luck since all my friends had been talking about the largest Toto jackpot recently.

"It was my first time playing the Lotto game, so I took out RM50 and told the sales person that I wanted to buy RM50 Lucky Pick on Grand Toto 6/63," he told Sports Toto.

The winner said he did not check the result on that night and he was alerted by his friends the next morning that someone from Penang won the jackpot.

"I didn't take note of my friend's alert and continued my daily tasks. I went for my breakfast and started working at home.

"Suddenly the jackpot alert crossed my mind and I started checking through the tickets. When I saw a ticket matched the last two numbers of the result, which were 52 and 53, I was pretty sure that I'd won.

"So I told my younger brother to check the rest of the numbers for me and I was right. I won the jackpot. We were so excited that we could not stop screaming and running around the house," he said.

Being RM69,637,527.25 richer now, the winner said he would donate a portion of the winnings to charitable organisations, pay off loans and invest in properties in Penang.

The previous largest Toto jackpot, which was the RM57 million Supreme Toto 6/58 jackpot, was won in 2012. Currently, the highest jackpot amount standing at more than RM28 million is also for Supreme Toto 6/58.