Sabah Lotto is the first game ever to start being offered by the Sabah Lottery Corporation (also known as Lotto 88). The corporation was founded back in 1988, and since then, it has added two new entries to its portfolio – 3D and 4D.
Sabah Lotto is a standard, numerical type lottery. It is a 6/45 plus one game. The additional number is drawn separately from the six main ones, and it is used to determine some of the lower prize tiers.
While the game is very similar to what lotteries are in Western countries (unlike the Sabah 3D and 4D), there are a few specifics worth exploring. The following review will acquaint you with the most essential Sabah Lotto rules, as well as the prizes you can eventually win.
Sabah Lotto Rules
To play Sabah Lotto, you have to choose six numbers from a pool of 45. Six numbers and a bonus number will be drawn each time, determining the winners for each of the prize categories.
The minimum betting amount per ticket is one ringgit. If you choose to play a system, you will have to spend more. A system is a combination of seven or more numbers. It allows for players to eventually win multiple prizes, hence the higher cost of the entry.
The most expensive option is a system of 12. It costs 462 ringgit, but these 12 digits can produce 924 unique numerical combinations.
Ticket purchases can occur until 7 p.m. on the day of the drawing. If a ticket is acquired later, it will count towards the upcoming drawing.
Sabah Lotto drawings take place three times per week – on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Sabah 88 is also known to organize special drawings for holidays and other occasions. Such opportunities are announced through the official Sabah Lottery Corporation website, and they typically come with larger payouts than the standard game.
Each drawing comes with a fixed prize pool that represents 55 percent of the funds generated through ticket sales. The other money generated through the sale of tickets goes to support charitable causes and to cover the administrative expenses of the Sabah Lottery Corporation.
Players can acquire their tickets at any of the Diriwan Corporation Betting Outlets throughout Sabah. At the time being, there is no online gameplay option enabled for either local or international players. The minimum age requirement for participating in the Lotto 88 games is 21.
Sabah Lotto Prizes
Sabah Lotto is a typical pari-mutuel game. It comes with a minimum guaranteed jackpot of 500,000 ringgit. If there’s no winner for the respective drawing, the sum will roll over towards the next one. This is how Sabah Lotto produced a couple of great jackpots over the years.
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 8,145,060.
Other than the top prize, there are six additional prize tiers. Take a look at the chart below for a prize breakdown and additional information.
|Prize Tier||Numbers to Match||Estimated Prize (RM)|
|Jackpot 2||5 + 1||Jackpot 2|
|4||4 + 1||250|
|6||3 + 1||5|
The second jackpot prize represents three percent of the funds generated through ticket sales. Also, the tier may feature upfront 5,000 ringgit and additional amounts that could have rolled over from the previous drawing.
Roll-overs apply solely to the jackpot and the second jackpot. The other prize tiers are fixed, and they do not depend on the amount that has been generated through ticket sales for the respective drawing.
The biggest jackpot in the history of Sabah Lotto is 2.23 million ringgit. It fell on May 7, 2013. Before that, the biggest amount was drawn and won on July 19, 2009. The second biggest jackpot in the history of the game is 2.04 million ringgit.
So far in 2018, Sabah Lotto has produced one massive jackpot of 1.245 million ringgit. The sum fell on May 5, 2018, and the lucky ticket was sold in Kepayan. For security reasons, Sabah Lottery Corporation does not provide additional information about the identity of the winners.
While these are the amounts advertised by the Sabah Lottery Corporation, regulations established by the Government of Sabah establish an income tax of 15 percent that applies to all lottery prizes. Thus, the sum won by a player will have the taxation amount deducted from it.
Prizes can be claimed at the Claims Department in the Lotto 88 head office at Kompleks Karamunsing, Jalan Tuaran in Kota Kinabalu. The office works with Sabah residents from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. A valid ticket and an ID will need to be presented to establish the identity of the winner and to authorize the payout.
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The latest Sabah Lotto results become available on our website as soon as the drawing is completed and the numbers are announced. In addition, we maintain a thorough archive. All you have to do to access it is choose a drawing date from the bar at the top of the page. You will be taken to the respective results that you can use for reference purposes or for attempting to improve your odds of winning in the future.