KUALA LUMPUR: A man who used his new car chassis number to buy a Magnum 4D Jackpot game ticket became an instant multi-millionaire when he won more than RM11mil in prize money.
The businessman from Selangor was elated when he thought that he had won the second jackpot of RM600,000 when the results came out on Sunday.
However, when he went to the Magnum office here, he was shocked when told that he had actually won RM11,070,547.
The man didn’t realise that the 4D Jackpot game had a cascading feature which kicks in when no one wins the first prize.
During Sunday’s results, there was no winner for the RM30mil Jackpot first jackpot, while the second jackpot was more than RM600,000.
The cascading feature meant that one-third of the first prize amount cascaded down into the second jackpot, giving the second jackpot winner an additional sum in winnings.
The man, who is in his fifties, bought 8341 and 1922 as his Jackpot combination numbers, both of which were drawn as second prize and special prize respectively.
When interviewed yesterday, the man said he will use the money to expand his own business and help his son’s own business. He will also invest in a shop for his wife.
The man said he will donate a portion of his winnings to charity.