Do you enjoy sweepstake lotteries? If so, you’ve probably heard about Malaysia’s Big Sweep – one of the most well-established opportunities to earn money in the country.
Offered by Pan Malaysian Sweeps Snd Bhd, Big Sweep has been around since 1989. The sweepstake is carried out by the Racing Club Act of 1965 that sets the regulatory framework for the organization of public sweepstakes.
Big Sweep Malaysia is the only game of its kind in the country. To date, there have been more than 400 Big Sweep drawings and more than 2.8 billion tickets sold.
There are several Big Sweep in Malaysia characteristics that make the sweepstake so popular. For a start, it’s effortless to participate. Tickets are affordable, and each one entitles the player to participate in two winning opportunities.
Apart from the cash prizes, Big Sweep also features additional great opportunities. The game makes it possible to win cars on top of the monetary rewards. Are you curious about Big Sweep already? Read on to find out more.
Big Sweep Rules
Big Sweep is a sweepstake type of game. It means that players buy a pre-printed ticket instead of choosing their lucky numbers. Each drawing comes with seven million pre-printed tickets and a single ticket costs three ringgits.
Drawings take place once every three weeks. The game provides two opportunities to win – one through the main draw and one through the Scratch & Match portion of the ticket.
Each ticket comes with a unique seven-digit pre-printed number. The number is in the range from 1000000 to 7999999. There’s also a jackpot number in the range from zero to nine. Each drawing comes with a total of 23,030 prizes, including the Big Sweep jackpot.
Scratch & Match prizes are available instantaneously. All that players have to do is scratch off the respective portion of the ticket to reveal a three-digit number and the image of a car. There are more than 1.195 million instant Big Sweep prizes to claim.
Each seven-digit winning ticket is entitled to a single prize. If it qualifies for more than one, the player will receive the higher prize.
If you’re wondering where to buy Big Sweep Malaysia tickets, the answer is simple. The pre-printed tickets are available at all authorized retail venues. More information about the locations throughout Malaysia is available on the official Big Sweep website.
There’s no specific way when it comes to how to choose Big Sweep tickets. You may want to take a look at the batch available at the respective venue and identify a ticket that features a lucky number or two. It’s challenging to be strategic about the selection of your Big Sweep entry because you’re not in charge of creating the seven-digit number or the jackpot number.
To buy Big Sweep tickets in Malaysia, you have to be non-Muslim and over the age of 21. If you are a foreigner who is legally residing in the territory of the country, you are free to test your luck. Keep in mind, however, that Big Sweep tickets are not available for purchase online. Anyone who is not in Malaysia will be deprived of an opportunity to get a ticket.
Big Sweep Prizes
Big Sweep’s jackpot has a minimum guaranteed amount of 500,000 ringgits. If there’s no winner for the respective drawing, the sum will roll over towards the next one. Thus, Big Sweep in Malaysia can produce some pretty spectacular jackpots.
To claim the jackpot, a player will have to match the seven-digit number and the jackpot number for the respective drawing.
Here’s a breakdown of the various prize tiers and what it would take to claim each:
|Prize Tier||Numbers to Match||Estimated Prize (RM)|
|Jackpot||7-digit + jackpot number||500,000|
|1st prize||Match the respective number||3 million|
|2nd prize||Match the respective number||1 million|
|3rd prize||Match the respective number||100,000|
|Bliss prizes||Match the respective number||5,000 each|
|Glee prizes||Match the respective number||1,000 each|
|Happy prizes||Match the first 4 digits of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize||100 each|
|Lucky prizes||Match the first 4 digits of the Bliss prize||50 each|
|Bonus prizes||Match the first 4 digits of the Sweet prize||20 each|
The major prizes for the scratch-off portion of the ticket include a top prize of 50,000 ringgits, the second prize of 10,000 ringgits and the third prize of 1,000 ringgits. Multiple tickets are featuring each one of these bigger prizes, and there are also smaller sums to win. The Bonus Prize in the scratch-off portion of the ticket is a new Honda HR-V (including the road tax and insurance for the first year of use).
As already mentioned, jackpots will accumulate if there are no winners for the respective drawing. This is when the jackpot gets to surpass the first and the second prizes.
One of the biggest jackpots in the history of Big Sweep accumulated in January 2017. This is when it rolled over a couple of times to add up to 12 million ringgits. The jackpot eventually fell in the February drawing.
The biggest Big Sweep jackpot was 35 million ringgits. It fell on March 15, 2015. The lucky ticket was bought in the central part of Kuala Lumpur.
If you’re lucky enough to win and you’re wondering how to claim Big Sweep prizes, you’ll need to learn about the relatively basic procedure.
Sums of up to 100,000 ringgits can be claimed at any Big Sweep branch office in Malaysia. A complete list of the branch office addresses is available on the Big Sweep official website – www.bigsweep.com.my. For larger prizes, players will have to visit the main Kuala Lumpur Big Sweep office.
One of the best aspects of playing lotteries and winning in Malaysia is that the sum will not be subjected to an income tax. The amount being advertised is the exact one you’re going to claim.
To find out if you’ve won anything, you’ll have to check the latest Big Sweep numbers. These are available via the official Big Sweep website, and the information will also be published in national media on the day after the drawing.
Malaysia 4D Results also presents the winning numbers as soon as these become available. You can check out the latest Big Sweep result here, or you can visit the archive to see the numbers for a respective date.