Lorry driver wins RM17m

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: It is com­mon to see mo­torists slow­ing down to check out ac­ci­dents.

That was what a lorry driver from Perak did, and it helped him bag the Toto 4D Jack­pot 1 of more than RM17 mil­lion on Aug 2.

The 54-year-old punter, who has been a lorry driver for more than 30 years, said he saw an ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing a car and mo­tor­cy­cle a week be­fore he bought the num­bers and won the jack­pot.

“I saw the ac­ci­dent on my way to work. I mem­o­rised the regis­tra­tion num­bers of both ve­hi­cles, which are 9503 and 5518.”

The new mil­lion­aire said he re­alised that he won the jack­pot on Wed­nes­day, but car­ried on with his work as a lorry driver and com­pleted his de­liv­er­ies be­fore col­lect­ing his win­nings on Fri­day.

“I had sleep­less nights af­ter the great news, but I am happy that I can use the money to pay off my debts, as well as to pay for my chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion,” he said, adding that he would con­tinue to work as a lorry driver.

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