16 friends strike RM48m jackpot
KUALA LUMPUR: The biggest jackpot in Malaysian history was paid out to a group of 16 friends from Sabah earlier this week.
The Supreme Toto 6/58 jackpot of almost RM48 million was won by the group who had pooled their money and bet on a set of numbers which they had cast lots on, based on their favourite numbers.
They played System 9 containing the numbers -- 2, 3, 8, 19, 23, 27, 28, 31 & 56 -- and six of these numbers -- 8, 19, 23, 28, 31, and 56 -- came out as the winning combination.
The numbers eventually won the snowball jackpot of Supreme Toto 6/58, which totalled RM47.84 million.
On top of that, because they had bet on System 9, they won an additional RM127,744, bringing the total winnings to RM47.97 million.
System 9 allows players to choose nine numbers from one to 58 and created 84 combinations of six numbers, which increased their chances.
The winners, between the ages of 30 and 50, had agreed to share their fortune among themselves in varying sums depending on their investments.
They found out about their winnings when one of them saw it in the Sports Toto website on Saturday, before contacting the rest of the group.
With this payout, and the Mega Toto 6/52 jackpot of RM17.7 million that was paid out 10 days earlier, Sports Toto had paid out a total of RM65.5 million in less than two weeks.