Lottery / 4D
Da Ma Cai
Da Ma Cai (大马彩) was established as the brand identity for Pan Malaysian Pools Sdn. Bhd. on 4 July 1988. Since then, this provider has come to be known as one of the biggest names in the 4D market in Malaysia — a prestigious list that also includes the likes of Sports Toto and Magnum 4D.
Today, the iconic charging horse logo is synonymous with the brand. According to the company, the logo represents Da Ma Cai’s goal of moving forwards in the industry in an unrelenting pursuit of excellence. And the logo of the red horse remains the company’s signature look which symbolizes strength and independence — important tenets of the company’s core values.
Similarly, by utilising blue and red hues, dynamic contrast of colours is achieved in the look and feel of Da Ma Cai’s logo. Red represents passion and energy. Whereas, blue signifies calm and serenity. Together, both clashing colours complement each other to signify a harmonised and distinct identity.
As far as the games are concerned, Da Ma Cai offers a few variations to the classic lottery game.
1+3D: This is the company’s version of the four-digit game that is highly popular in many parts of the world like Germany, Singapore, and Malaysia. To play the 1+3D game, you’ll only need to pick four-digit numbers. This number can be anything between 0000 to 9999. It could be your favourite or lucky number, or even your car plate or home address number. Then, decide on the type of bet you’re playing for — either Big or Small or both. Finally, decide on the bet amount for your chosen number(s) wherein the minimum bet amount is RM1.
Super 1+3D: Similar to Da Ma Cai’s 1+3D variation with the difference being that this game has seven categories of prizes — 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, STA, CON, TP3, and ALL. Playing this version of 4D is also similar to 1+3D where you pick four-digit numbers from 0000 to 9999. You then pick any one of the abovementioned prize categories to be attached to your chosen number. Finally, decide on the bet amount for each of the numbers you’ve picked wherein the minimum bet amount for Super 1+3D is RM1 or any multiples of RM1.
3D: Unlike the 1+3D or Super 1+3D, the 3D variation that Da Ma Cai offers only has 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for you to shoot for. And the prize pool for this variation is also significantly lower than the other games (the top prize being RM660 for the Big First Place). To play, pick a three-digit number from 000 to 999 then decide on the type of bet. After this, you may then select the bet amount for each number wherein the minimum bet amount for 3D betting is RM1. Crucially, the winning numbers are determined by the last three digits of the 1+3D winning numbers.
Those are just some of the more popular variations of games that Da Ma Cai offers. Other games also include 1+3D Jackpot, 3D Jackpot, and 3+3D Bonus.
Who doesn’t recognise the iconic Toto Bird? The energetic hat-wearing, vibrant and green mascot has been a part of Sports Toto’s brand identity ever since it was introduced by the company all those years ago.
And speaking of the company, Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. was one of the first providers that were established in Malaysia back in 1969. Since then, the company has carried itself to the top of the local 4D industry and is part of Berjaya Sports Toto Berhad — which is a publically listed company on Bursa Malaysia.
Other achievements made by the company also include being one of the largest number forecast operators in the country. This is both in terms of outlet numbers all across the nation as well as the sheer amount of products being offered.
To be more specific, Sports Toto operates a little under 700 outlets across the entirety of Malaysia which offers eight different games for its patrons to play. For instance, Toto 4D, Toto 4D Jackpot, Toto 4D Zodiac, and more!
Toto 4D: The most basic iteration of the four-digit game. To play, you simply have to pick four numbers from 0000 to 9999, pick the play method, the type of bet (Big or Small), pay for your bet (the minimum bet is RM1), and wait for the draw to announce the results.
Toto 4D Zodiac: Plays similarly to the basic version of the game with the addition of one of the zodiac signs for you to pick.
Toto 4D Jackpot: In this variation, you pick two sets of four-digits to be used as a single bet. The jackpot-winning condition here is when your chosen sets of numbers match any of the top three prizes. Each bet costs RM2.
In addition, Sports Toto differentiates itself from the rest of the well-known providers (Magnum and Da Ma Cai) by also offering 5D and even 6D games. Unlike the classic 4D games, 5D and 6D games do not have a “big” or “small” bet type. The winning number for the 6D bet pays out RM100,000 for each bet, while the first prize for the 5D games is RM15,000. Notably, you have a chance of winning even if your numbers don’t fully match the winning combination.
For example, if the last 4, 3, or 2 digits of your chosen 5D number are chosen, you still get a prize. Likewise, if you’ve placed a bet on the 6D game and the last 5, 4, 3, or 2 digits match, then you also win a prize!
Also, the company is the sole licensed national lotto operator in the country. More particularly, Sports Toto offers three lottery games — Mega Toto 6/52, Power Toto 6/55, and Supreme Toto 6/58. The last of which offers the highest prizes at a minimum of more than RM8.8 million though the probability of scoring this win is much lower than that of the other lotteries.
Magnum 4D is THE original number forecast betting provider in Malaysia. The company was initially established in December 1968 and was subsequently listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) a few years later.
Today, Magnum is mostly engaged in the gaming industry in Malaysia and specifically in the 4D and lottery market.
Magnum 4D provides five variations of the classic digits game to its customers in Malaysia:
Magnum 4D Classic
This is the classic iteration of the popular four-digit number forecasting game yet Magnum has successfully built upon the concept to provide a refreshing take on an all-time favourite.
To play, pick a four-digit number ranging from 0000 to 9999 then pick the type of bet (big forecast, small forecast, or both). Make your payment (minimum per bet is RM1) then wait for the draw date. You win if any of your numbers match any of the drawn numbers.
Note: Always remember to keep your tickets securely before the draw date!
As for the game methods, there are five different ways that you can play — Straight Play, Lucky Pick Play, Roll Play, Permutation Play, and mbox Play.
Magnum 4D Jackpot
Not unlike the Magnum 4D Classic version of the game, Magnum 4D Jackpot gets rid of the betting types. Instead, you’ll need to properly pick from one of the game methods in order to ensure your winnings.
First, pick your preferred two four-digits from 0000 to 9999. Then you may proceed to pick which system you’d like to play — Straight Play, System Play, or msystem Play. Take note that, unlike the abovementioned 4D game, this game features a minimum bet of RM2.
Straight Play: The most straightforward approach. Pick a pair of four-digit numbers, then place your wager amount (RM2 per play).
System Play: This is very similar to the classic 4D Roll Play game method wherein you will be covered for all 10 possible numbers for one rolled digit.
msystem Play: This is a more affordable type of play where the minimum buy for 10 numbers is RM10. You may choose up to 50 unique numbers for your bets.
Magnum Life is one of the latest games that Magnum has to offer. The game allows you to win RM1,000 every day for up to 20 years — all for the low price of RM1.
To play Magnum Life:
Pick eight numbers from 1 to 36.
Choose the game method that you intend to play.
Place your buys for RM1 per bet.
That’s literally all there is to it!
If you’re interested in further exploring, Straight Play is the most straightforward approach to playing this game. Simply pick eight numbers from 1 to 36 and you are allowed to buy up to 10 sets of numbers in a ticket.
Conversely, System Play allows you to pick out nine or more numbers in a single play for even more chances to win!
There’s also Lucky Pick Play (numbers randomly generated) and Combination Play (number set will be completed if you don’t have enough numbers) if you’re interested in those.
Magnum 4D Jackpot Gold
Similar to Sports Toto’s 6D variation, in this game you will need to pick a six-digit number along with a two-digit golden number from 00 to 19. This makes the game a highly challenging one but the prizes certainly more than make up for it.
Matching both the six-digits as well as the two-digit golden number will award you up to millions if you’re ever so fortunate.
There are a few different ways to play this game: Straight, Roll, Lucky Pick, and Permutation.
mgold is yet another fun variant of Magnum 4D Jackpot Gold. In this game, covering all 20 golden numbers is much more affordable as compared to the previous game.
Here, you pick a set of six digits, make the payment for a minimum of RM2, and wait!
And like the other games that Magnum has to offer, players will also be able to pick the game mode — Straight Play or Lucky Pick.