How to Play 4D

How to Play 4D

4-digits or 4D is a lottery in Malaysia, Singapore, and Germany. It is mostly a simple game where individuals bet on any number ranging from 0000 to 9999. This game is suitable for avid gamblers and newcomers. Try your luck and 4D might just be the thing up your alley.

This concise guide on 4D helps you learn about the different bets, rules, and tips to increase the chances of winning.

Pick Your Bet

Start by picking a four-digit number. It can be any number between 0000 to 9999. Betting starts for as low as RM 1. Each round, there are 23 winning numbers drawn. In Malaysia, there are 4D lottos offered by several companies. These include:

Magnum 4D Classic

This is the original 4D lottery game. Bet on “big” or “small”. When you bet on “big”, there are 23 winning numbers. If you buy the “small” bet, you only win if your number matches the first, second, or third prize. Although there is a smaller chance of winning, the prize money is much bigger.

To increase your chances of winning, you can use:

  • Roll – Cover all 10 possible numbers for 1 rolled digit.
  • Permutation play – Buy all the possible combinations of your number.
  • Mbox – Buy all the possible combinations at a much lower price. The prizes for Mbox bets are smaller but increases your chances at a lower cost.

Sports Toto

Sports toto has several types of 4D lotto available.

Sports Toto 4D

Select a 4-digit number and bet on big or small. When you bet big, you stand to win the first, second, third, special, or consolation prize. When you bet on small, you only win if your number matches the winning numbers for the first, second, and third prize.

Increase your chance of winning by using:

Insurance permutation (i-perm) – This allows you to win with the same numbers but in different combinations.

  • Roll 1 – The first digit of your 4-digit number is insured from 0 to 9.
  • Roll 4 – The last digit of your 4-digit number is insured from 0 to 9.

Toto 4D Zodiac

In this 4D lotto, you still choose a 4-digit number, but it is coupled with one of the 12 Chinese zodiacs. The prizes are much higher compared to the normal 4D lottery games. Besides the top 3 prizes, there are also the fourth prize, fifth prize, and sixth prize.


DaMaCai offers 2 types of 4D lotto games:


Choose a 4-digit number and decide on a big or small bet. The big bet has 23 winning numbers while the small bet only has 3. To increase your chances of winning, use:

  • Box bet – This covers all the combinations of your 4-digit number.
  • Roll bet – This allows you to roll any one of your 4-digit numbers.
  • iBox – This covers all the combinations of your 4-digit number but at a much lower cost. This also means the prize for the iBox bet is lower.

Super 1+3D

In this 4-digit lottery game, there are 7 prizes drawn. The twist in this game is that you get to choose which prize category you will be betting on. You can also increase your chances of winning by using:

  • Box bet – Covers all combinations of your 4-digit number.
  • Roll bet – Covers the numbers 0 to 9 on one of the 4-digits.
  • iBox – Covers all the combinations of your 4-digit number at a lower cost and has lower prizes.

When placing your bets, check your tickets to make sure that the agent has placed your bets on the right numbers before you walk away from the outlet.

Tips to Win

Lottery is mostly a game of chance. However, some experts say that analyzing the past results can help you win the lottery. You can also use the options such as box bet or roll bet.

Some punters swear by numbers that are meaningful such as birthdays, anniversaries, or even horoscopes. Others rely on auspicious or even unfortunate events.

4D Prize Structure

Now that you have learnt the basics of playing 4D, it is time to get excited about the prizes involved. The prize you win will depend on the type of bet you have placed. In general, the estimated amount for a standard RM 1 “big”bet is as follows:

Prize Structure for Every RM1**

1st Prize RM 2,500 RM 3,500
2nd Prize RM 1,000 RM 2,000
3rd Prize RM 500 RM 1,000
Special Prize (4th prize) RM 180 N/A
Consolation Prize (5th prize) RM 60 N/A

**Note that these amounts are estimated and can differ based on the type of bet and per the lottery company’s decisions. The small bet only applies to the first, second, and third winning numbers. As you can see, the prize structure for the small bet is much higher.


Draws for all 3 companies occur on every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. For special events, there may be special draws on Tuesdays. The results are also available in the newspapers the next day. If you are like most punters and want to know the results as soon as possible, you can also watch the lottery draw.


4D is a game that is quite simple. It involves chance, luck, and some persistence. You can be analytical or enjoy yourself and have fun betting on your favorite numbers. You never know when you will hit the jackpot prize. The more you bet, the higher your chances of winning!