Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jackpot winners

Last night, I read with joy for Ernest Pullen who won US$1 million with a Missouri Lottery, '100 Million Dollar Blockbuster' Scratchers ticket in June. And this month, he won (again) $2 million with a "Mega MONOPOLY" Scratchers ticket. Boy! How lucky can a person get!

And then this morning, I read of another man (here in Malaysia) who had won RM47.82mil – the largest ever lottery jackpot in Malaysia.

Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd said the previous highest jackpot of RM20.9mil was paid out in December 2008.

The winner, a businessman in his 50s, learned of his win from the Sports Toto website on Tuesday night after the draw results were announced. His winning set of numbers – 8, 11, 19, 22, 54 and 55 – were derived from a random computerised selection.

He said part of his winnings will go to charity. (No mention of shopping and diamonds. Unlike the US winner, we will not get to see a picture of the Malaysian gentleman. Here in Malaysia, identities of big winners of lotteries or jackpots are never revealed for security purposes. However, if you are a jackpot winner in the Genting Highlands casino, your name and identification number will be listed in their list of jackpot-winners displayed inside the casino.

Heartiest Congratulations to the winners!

Here's a thought. What would you do if you win a multi-million Ringgit or dollar jackpot? Besides spending it, of course. Ever given that any thought?

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