KUCHING: A retiree from Selangor, on Sept 15, walked away with the biggest ever Power Toto 6/55 jackpot at RM41 million through his winning set of numbers 11, 12, 19, 22, 28 and 39 which was based on his telephone number.
He, however, said one of the numbers was not his but came from a Toto customer service assistant who mistakenly keyed in a different number.
Without making a fuss over the mistake, he believed that was a blessing in disguise and has been pursuing the set of winning numbers for over a year, and true enough, it is.
He said the massive jackpot might not have any big impact on his personal life, but it would be of great help to his family members especially his children, some salaried and some self-employed.
“This fabulous jackpot is going to be a lovely gift for me and my wife as we will be celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary which we have been planning for months,” he said.
He said that he always liked to ‘build castles in the air’ and thought of ways to help out charity causes close to his hearts if he had a chance to win a jackpot.
He named several charitable bodies which he has in mind. He was dizzy with elation the moment he found out his winnings from a local daily on Sunday morning, a day after the winning draw.
Prior to that (on Aug 15), a healthcare professional from Johor won RM9.3 million through Toto 4D Jackpot 1.
His winning pair of 4D numbers (3132 & 1821), was a combination of years and dates of birth and ages of family members. He happily recounted that he was used to plucking feel-good numbers from anywhere, everywhere and that was the first time he bought the winning 4D numbers.
He said he would share his good fortune by way of using his healthcare expertise to help others.