Da Ma Cai is a renowned brand identity that represents the Pan Malaysian Pools. Founded in 1988 in Malaysia, the Pan Malaysian Pools (PMS) main business is to conduct and manage the Numbers Forecast Totalisator enterprise under the 1961 Racing Act.
In 2011, Jana Pendidikan Malaysia (JPM) bought PMP, and since the acquisition, all the net dividends that JPM gets are donated to the Community Chest. This has over the years transformed PMS into a social business, providing donations to The Chest Community for the greater good of the Malaysian community.
Overall, we can confidently state that Da Ma Cai’s main focus is education. Largely funded from the profits generated by the PMP, the Chest Community funds the creation, development, and progress of learning institutions that are non-profit and don’t receive enough aid or funding from the Malaysian government. However, the money is not directly donated to the learning institutions. Through Da Ma Cai’s volunteers, The Chest Community works alongside contractors and school officials to build, repair, and maintain the physical infrastructure that is dilapidated and needs urgent attention, all this is done to benefit this school child.
Da Ma Cai games are simple and easy to play draws that handsomely reward participants. Some of the games offered by the Da Ma Cai lottery include 1+3D, Super 1+3D, 3D, 1+3D Jackpot, and 3D Jackpot.
Any person can take part in these games unless they are considered underage under the regulations and rules of the Da Ma Cai lottery. As mentioned earlier, playing these games is pretty easy. You only need a set of numbers. The results of every game is based on the current draw results.
You’ll be glad to know that there are many Da Ma Cai outlets that you can visit during the operating hours and buy your tickets. Most of the outlets usually operate between 8 am and 7 pm, with Thursday being an off day.
Nevertheless, keep in mind that Monday is a non-draw day, and the operational hours are usually from 9 am – 1 pm, whereas on Tuesday you might have some outlets operating from between 9 am and 5 pm.
The minimum bet you can place usually varies depending on the game you choose to play. For instance, the minimum you can bet on a 3D jackpot is RM 2. After the first bet, you can then increase your bets in multiples of RM2. Keep in mind there are different ways you can play Da Ma Cai games.
For the sake of this review, we shall delve into the 3D jackpot.
Draws for the 3D jackpot are usually held on Sunday, Saturday, and Wednesday. On some few Tuesdays, you might have special draws that are held.
The 3D jackpot comprises 3 prize categories including the consolation prize, the second prize, and the jackpot prize.
The jackpot prize usually starts from RM 600,000 and doesn’t have limits on the maximum payouts. In order to win the jackpot, all three sets of 3D numbers should match the top three prizes. However, the order isn’t important.
Furthermore, the second prize usually starts at RM500 with the maximum payouts being RM 5 million. In order for you to win this unique category, two out of the three sets of the 3D number should match the top three prizes. Also, here the order doesn’t matter.
In this game, the consolation prize begins at RM 3 and goes all the way to the maximum payout of RM 5 million. To win the consolidation prize, one set of the 3D numbers should match one of the top three prizes.
Where there’s no winner in the jackpot level, 20 percent of the prize pool is also referred to, as the snowballed amount would be then added to RM 600,000 minimum prize. If in the following draw there are no winners, the snowballed amount is then pushed to the subsequent draw.
The prize pool usually accounts for 55 percent of all collections of bet amounts. If there are multiple winners for the jackpot prize, it’s then divided among the winners in sizes that are based on the bet amounts. For every unit bet of RM2, a player is only entitled to a share of the jackpot prize. For example, if you have two winners with winning wagers of RM2 and RM4, the first winner gets 2 out of 6 of the overall jackpot prizes, whereas the second winner takes the difference.
If you’ve played and won a Da Ma Cai game, you’ll have 3 months from the date you won to claim your winnings. The time you’re given to claim the prize is usually determined by what you’ve won. For instance, if the prize amount was RM 75,000 or below, you can visit any outlet and claim your prize.
However, prizes that are more than RM 75,000, but not a jackpot can be claimed from the regional offices. There is a Da Ma Cai office in Johor, Perak, Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, and Penang. If you’re the lucky player who has won the jackpot, you’ll have to head to the head office in Kuala Lumpur to claim your prize. Wisma Genting is the name of the building where Da Ma Cai lottery headquarters are housed in Kuala Lumpur.
Da Ma Cai’s normal draws are usually conducted every Sunday, Saturday, and Wednesday of the week. However, special draws are usually conducted on Tuesdays as stipulated by the ministry of finance.
You can purchase as many tickets as you want for 3D and 1+3D Jackpots games because there are no limits to sales.
You can place bets at any of the many Da Ma Cai outlets. If you wish to place bets while on the go, you can place wagers through their telephone betting service.