The History Of the Malaysian Lottery

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People mostly think that Malaysia is all about golden sandy beaches and endless sun. And that this country is more like one of these heaven-on-Earth places where no one knows about Wi-Fi. Well, we are here to unwind the prejudices about Malaysia and prove that this country has so much more to offer. In this article, we will discuss the lottery — one of the forms of entertainment in Malaysia. You will get to know when the lottery appeared on this land, what are the most popular lottery options there and how to get rich with the Malaysian lottery. Let’s get started!

The lottery industry in Malaysia was launched by the Berjaya group in 1969. Sports Toto Malaysia was one of the sharks on the Malaysian gambling market at that time. Later on, these two organizations combined and became the largest lottery operator in the country.

Here are the most widespread lotteries in Malaysia:

  • 4D Classic. All you need to do is to randomly pick a 4-digit number. If one (or more) digits of your number match with the ones drawn by lottery operators — you win.
  • ToTo 5D. Choose any 5-digit number. If you strike the first prize, you will get approximately 3,500 USD for every bet.
  • Star ToTo 6/50. Pick any 6 numbers from 1 to 50, every bet will be RM1 (0.5 USD). The rules are similar to Power ToTo 6/55 (where you need to pick any 6 digits from 1 to 55) and Supreme ToTo 6/58 (where a player needs to choose 6 out of 58 digits).

The rules of the Malaysian lottery are simple: the digits you have chosen match — you get your prize. The amount of money you get depends on the number of digits that are matched. The bigger number of digits matched — the bigger is the prize. For example, if 5 digits of the number that you picked were drawn by the operator you may get up to 1,200 USD. There is no universal advice on how to win a lottery because sets of numbers never repeat. You may be a maths genius, study the rules of the game and calculate the probability of specific numbers to be withdrawn. But it takes pure luck to win the jackpot. The good thing about the lottery is that if you don’t win in a specific lottery session, the amount of money you lose is not that big. But if you win — your life will change forever.


The lottery is an activity for everyone: the rules are easy, it is accessible and fun. But it is important to remember that like every other gambling kind of entertainment lottery may be quite addictive. Make sure you will not jump on that train completely. Be careful with the amount of money you place your bets and check the statistics of a particular lottery game to increase your chances of winning.

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