Luck can be a fickle thing. Your bad fortune could easily turn into good fortune and vice versa. With Sports Toto Malaysia’s recent mistake, it must have certainly seemed that way to some people.
Early this morning (12th April), Sports Toto Malaysia apologised for mixing up the winning numbers. Apparently the mix up was due to a typist who had mistakenly entered the wrong numbers.
In the 5269/21 draw yesterday (11th April), the typist input the winning number for the Toto 4D’s first prize as 8755. However, the correct number was supposedly 8515. They made the change after discovering the error, but the results had already been published and seen. As such, the company made a statement on Facebook, clarifying the change and apologised for it.
“Sports Toto is committed to ensure that the draw is conducted in a fair and transparent manner,” the company wrote. “Our Toto draw is conducted in full view of the public.” According to the statement, 3 members of the public are chosen as judges. They will witness and verify the winning numbers drawn for the respective games. The company also invited the public to view the draw process on draw days at Berjaya Times Square.
The statement also mentioned that the typist wanted to personally make her own apology. Today, a woman named Wong Ai Li, claiming to be the typist at fault, posted her apology on their public Facebook page. She apologised for her error and promised to be more careful in the future.
While the apology from the company and typist seemed sincere, netizens were still doubtful. Many of them questioned how the mistake could happen. Several of them suspect the draw was manipulated as the company could not afford to pay the winner. Some even claimed that “Ai Li” is a scapegoat the company made up!
Will people continue to trust Sports Toto? Or will their customers be moving to a different betting company? Only time will tell.