I just recently watch The Best Bet, one of a few Singapore movies that I borrowed from my friend. It’s about the Singaporeans who loves gambling, especially lottery.
Everyone one knows the 4 Digit numbers. Malaysia have Sports Toto and Magnum 4D. Sarawak even have Cash Sweep. I wonder, why is everyone playing this number thingies? The chances of winning is like one in a million.
For most people, buying 4D is like this:
“One day I buy 4D.”
“On that night, I waited patiently for the result on their website. I was viewing the Live Draw page. Around 7.30pm, and the result is fully out. I strike 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize.”
Striking 4D definitely not as easy as that. Out of 10,000 numbers, just how many can you buy on one draw date? Now, out of those number you have bought, just how many of them will be selected among the 23 spots? Like I said, the chances are one in a million. I’m sure it’s not 50-50, it’s not either to strike or not to strike, like what the Singapore guy (I forgot his name) says on that movie.
Because of 4D, I think my parents wasted money on it. There’s 52 weeks in a year. Every week, there’s 3 draw days. That means, there’s 156 draws annually, excluding all those special draws. On each draw days, I think my parents each of them used up to RM20. So, it’s like RM3,200 each year. How many times did my parents strike 4D? Usually 4 or 5 times annually, consolation or special. Does that cover up the annual 4D expenses? Nope.
Because of 4D, people become superstitious. When there’s car accident on the road, you know why there’s a jam? Everyone is looking at the damaged car, driving slowly. Some even kaypoh and go out of their car trying to settle things. But, they have one thing in common. All of them just wanted to know the car plate number. Buy 4D later mah…
Some even pray to god and ask for 4D number. If you watch the movie, you will know what I mean. That guy even offer KFC and sushi to the so called god of prosperity. All those are nonsense right? If it does work, I don’t think anyone would be living like hell. I don’t think anyone would complain the fuel price hike.
4D. Toto. Lottery. It’s just part of business.
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