Many of you have bought lottery tickets, some of you may have even won a few. But have you ever bought a branded lottery ticket owned by an organization whose sole purpose is dedicated to charity and helping unprivileged people? Big Sweep is the first and only branded sweepstake ticket lottery in Malaysia.
All the money obtained from the sold sweepstake lottery tickets is given to Yu Cai Foundation (YCF). YCF is a charitable organization that helps children with their education and ambitions. It provides multilingual and multicultural children all over Malaysia with grants and scholarships so that they can nurture their talents and skills through education.
A Brief History of Big Sweep
Big Sweep has been launched by Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd Group, which is an investment holding company in Malaysia. Pan Malaysian Sweep Sdn Bhd is the wholly-owned company under the Usaha Tegas Sdn Bdh group which has launched the Big Sweep project. It was incorporated on the 4th of July in the year 1988. It started its operations the year after its inauguration in 1989 February.
The Big Sweep Malaysian project, even though is a sweepstake lottery distribution and promotional project all its activities are governed by the Public Sweepstakes or the Racing Club Act in 1965.
The Sweep project was introduced first in Singapore in 1969. It was popularly known as the Singaporean Sweep project which was used to raise funds for building Singapore’s first National Stadium. Each ticket only cost 1 dollar, and the grand prize was for 400,000 dollars, which was comparatively a large amount of money back then. This project helped raise $ 14.5 million in four consecutive years and thus resulted in a grand successful plan.
This idea was then implemented by the Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd group, led by the chairman and billionaire Ananda Krishnan Tatparanandam. Previously the allocated money used to be given as grants or scholarships. In 2015 Yu Chai Foundation was established by the Usaha Tegas Sdn Bdh group, and the surplus amount of donation received every year is donated to the YCF organization to help charitable children to pursue their education.
Draw date and Draw features
The first draw was conducted in 1989 March. Over 400 draw tickets were bought, and to this date up to 2.8 billion draw tickets have been sold all over Malaysia.
Big Sweep is more like a game, the sweep tickets you purchase are not only lottery tickets. There are two types of draw, the ‘Main draw’ and the ‘Scratch & Match’ draw. There are several prizes for each draw. Prizes can be further divided into two categories: Major prizes and Other prizes.
For Main draw:
In the Major prize section there are 4 different prizes: Jackpot prize, First, Second and Third prize. The Jackpot prize is worth 500,000 RM, First prize is worth 3, 00,000 RM, Second and Third prizes are worth 1, 00,000 and 100,000 RM.
The Other prize category contains Bliss, Sweet, and Glee prizes and are worth 5000Rm, 2000RM and 1000RM. There is also the Happy prize which is worth 100RM, and Lucky and Bonus prizes worth 50RM and 20RM for matching the first 4 digit numbers.
For Scratch & Match:
The major prize in this section includes a Bonus prize which includes a Honda HR-V 1.5L car, and 3 prizes for matching 3 digits numbers worth 50,000, 10,000 and 1000 RM. The Other prize section contains 6 prizes, 3 for matching last 2 digit numbers and 3 for matching last 1 digit number. Prizes start from 100 RM and end at 3 RM.
How to check Big Sweep results?
Big Sweep results are first given on www.bigsweep.com.my. The results of draws are announced everywhere in Malaysia and published on the following day. Results are also available on the Big Sweep app which you can easily download from the Google play store. Happy prizes, lucky prizes, and bonus prizes are all announced individually along with the numbers for each winner. Every year for each draw, a total of 7 million draw tickets are printed to sell.
Results of past draws and their respective winners are also given on their official website. You can check draw results all the way back to the year 2000.
How to Buy Big Sweep tickets?
Da Ma Cai outlets are the best place to buy Big Sweep Tickets. Another excellent place to buy Big Sweep tickets is KK Mart. Pan Malaysian Sweeps Sdn Bhd authorized runners also sell them and these can be found all over the country. You simply need to go to your nearest retailer, cafe, or shopping center to find sellers and buy authentic tickets.
How to claim your prize ?
After the results are out you can easily check them using your mobile, by logging into the website or from the news and find out whether you have won any prize. You can also visit your local authorized Big Sweep Super 7 selling outlet for information or check dailies. If you have won a prize in any category you can visit any local branch office in Penang, Johor, and Perak to claim your prize, or directly visit the main Big Sweep Super 7 branch in Kuala Lumpur.
Authorized personnel in every branch will verify your number and hand over your prize to you. Make sure you remember to take your identification documents to claim your prize. Big sweep Super 7 is a big contest so scams and fraudulent activity are things to be wary of. To protect yourself, make sure you only buy your tickets from authorized centers.
Big Sweep is one of a kind lottery game in Malaysia. You can win from 1, 00,000 Malaysian Ringgits to 1000 Malaysian ringgits. The first two categories have 7 prizes each. The rest of the categories starting from third to eighth have a total of 42 different prizes.
If you are lucky you might also win a Mercedes Benz, some people also settle for Honda Civic 1.5 TC. Big Sweep Super 7 is a game enjoyed and loved by all Malaysians. Anticipation for this lottery game increases by every year.