How To Win 4D: Predicting Winning 4D Numbers
If you are looking to learn how to win 4D, you are not the first and definitely won’t be the last. 4D is a popular lottery game in Malaysia, Singapore, and Germany. Offered by Magnum 4D, this company was the first legalized lottery operator licensed by the Malaysian Government.
How Does A 4D Game Work?
4D or 4-digits is a lottery betting game with fairly simple rules. All that is required of punters is to wager on numbers between 0000 to 9999. Out of these 10,000 numbers, 23 winning numbers are drawn each time. If the number you bet on matches the winning numbers, you win a prize.
4D in Malaysia
In Malaysia, 4D games are offered by Magnum 4D, Sports Toto, and DaMaCai. Known as Number Forecast Operators, each company has their own take of the 4D game. While this section focuses on “Standard” bets, you can learn more about the different bets and payouts in our “How To Play 4D” guide.
Offering the classic 4D game, players pick a 4-digit number and determines if they want to place their bet on “big” or “small” bets.
- Big Bet
If you are placing a bet for a “big bet”, the winnings are lower but you have a higher chance of winning. With this bet, you will win if your number matches any of the 23 winning numbers drawn.
- Small Bet
In the small bet, the prize amount is higher but you only win if your number matches the top 3 prizes.
|Prize||Big Bet||Small Bet|
|1st||RM 2,500||RM 3,500|
|2nd||RM 1,000||RM 2,000|
|3rd||RM 500||RM 1,000|
|10 Special||RM 180||–|
|10 Consolation||RM 60||–|
Like other operators, 4D Magnum also has other 4D games such as 4D Jackpot, 4D Jackpot Gold, and 4D Powerball.
Sports Toto also offers the classic 4D game where players can place wagers on the “big” or “small” bet. It also has the same payout structure. However, Sports Toto also offer 2 different 4D games:
Using the same basic rules and play from the classic 4D game, the only twist in this variation is the addition of the twelve Chinese zodiacs. They include the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. Here, the payouts are much higher than the classic 4D game.
|Prize||How to Win||Payout|
|1st||1st prize 4D + zodiac||RM 18,000|
|2nd||2nd prize 4D + zodiac||RM 6,000|
|3rd||3rd prize 4D + zodiac||RM 3,000|
|4th||Special prize 4D + zodiac||RM 900|
|5th||Consolation prize 4D + zodiac||RM 300|
|6th||Any 4D winning number (without matching zodiac)||RM 60|
4D Toto Jackpot
Still using the same basic rules and play from the classic 4D game, the twist in this variation is that gamblers choose 2 sets of numbers with the aim of having your numbers match any two of the top 3 winning numbers.
|Prize||How to Win||Winnings per RM2 bet (minimum bet)||Maximum Payout|
|1st||2 sets of your 4D numbers match any of the top 3 prizes||Minimum Rm 2,000,000 (+55% of snowballed amount from previous draws)||No maximum payout, cascading starts at Rm 30,000,000 and above.|
|2nd||1 set of 4D number matches any of the top 3 prizes and 1 set of 4D number matches any of the special prize numbers||Minimum RM 100,000 (+10% of snowballed amount from previous draws)||No maximum payout|
|3rd||1 set of 4D number matches any top 3 prizes||RM 168||RM 10,000,000|
|4th||1 set of 4D number matches any special prizes||RM 68||RM 10,000,000|
|5th||1 set of 4D number matches any consolation prizes||RM 28||RM 10,000,000|
DaMaCai or Pan Malaysia
Da Ma Cai also has a 4D game known as 1 + 3D. Although known as a different name, it is similar to the classic 4D game where players can place a “big” or “small” bet. It also has the same 4D prize structure as the classic game with standard bets except when players place different bets such as those using the iBox system.
Like the other operators, DaMaCai also has different variations of the 4D game:
Super 1 + 3D
Just like the classic 4D game, the player chooses a 4-digit number to bet on. The twist in this variation is that you get to pick which prize category you are betting on. Here is the prize structure for a standard super 1 + 3D bet at a minimum bet of RM 1.
1 + 3D Jackpot
Similar to the Toto 4D Jackpot, DaMaCai’s 1 + 3D Jackpot requires players to pick 2 sets of 4D numbers from 0000 to 9999. With a minimum bet of RM 2, the prize payout is as follows:
Predicting Winning 4D Numbers
When it comes to predicting winning numbers for the 4D lottery, the chances are little to none. After all, it is a game of chance. With 10,000 possible winning combinations and 23 winning numbers drawn each time, the statistical odds of winning 4D are 23 out of 10,000. This makes it a measly 0.23% chance of winning.
There is also no way to influence how the winning numbers are selected as each lottery draw process is conducted according to the established procedures in the presence of an independent public accounting firm.
Once the process starts, the computer software randomly selects a draw machine and ball set to be used. A random member of the audience is then invited to press the “start” button on the panel, causing the balls to spin in the sphere until a ball is ejected into the chamber. This process is repeated until all winning numbers are drawn.
Although there is no shortage of 4D prediction websites, these “predictions” are often inaccurate as the factors that have to be accounted for include draw machine configurations, draw ball weights, atmospheric noise, gravitational pull, and more.
Tips and Strategies to Win 4D
Lotto operators have special bet types such as the ibet or 4d roll that helps improve your odds of winning. However, this is often compensated through a higher minimum bet or lower prize money. So, are there special methods to win the lottery?
Although many mathematicians and programming experts have deemed it impossible to predict winning 4D numbers, there are many 4D bettors who claim that the following tips and strategies can increase your odds of winning.
Choose Both Odd and Even Numbers
Rarely has all odd or all even numbers won first prize over the last few decades. Therefore, choosing a solid combination of even and odd numbers will increase your odds of winning naturally.
Avoid Certain Number Combinations
Although there are 10,000 potential winning combinations from 0000 to 9999, you can easily increase your odds of winning by taking out numbers that are unlikely to win. For example, numbers like 1111, 2222, 3333, 4444 are unlikely to win. You can also omit all even or odd number combinations.
Analyze Past 4D Results
Many 4D veterans swear by this tip, believing that past 4D results can help you predict the next round of winning numbers. Based on a concept called “numeric trend”, some numbers known as hot numbers are more likely to be drawn.
After learning about the different 4D lotteries available and how to win 4D, you can place your bets in hopes of winning the first prize at the next draw. Since 4D is a game of chance, remember that you should only play with money you can afford to lose. After all, having a little fun with the extra of potentially winning some money should be the aim.
How do you win at 4D?
There is no sure way of winning at 4D. Despite having no guarantees, the tips we have shared above in the article can improve your chances of winning.
What is the best number for 4D?
At the time of writing, the best number for 4D based on the frequency is the number 0158 with the permutations of the number appearing a total of 19 times. The numbers 0568, 0689, and 2349 are close seconds.
You can also check the most popular 4D numbers that has appeared in the past for any date or period of time. Some sites also enable you to check how often your lucky number has won in the past.
How is 4D chosen?
4D winning numbers are selected by a machine. A computer first randomly selects a machine and ball set. Once ready, the numbers are drawn in the presence of an independent public accounting firm with an audience. A random member of the audience is then invited to start the machine that begins to eject the balls with numbers. These are the winning 4D numbers. The process is repeated until all the winning numbers are drawn.