Lottery Rock makes you rich

Lottery Rock
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A car accident always causes traffic jam on the road of Sabah because many cars will slow down to copy the car plate number for buying “4D”. 4D means 4-digit lottery games (also known as Cash 4, Pick 4, and Play 4 overseas. Local Chinese calls it “万字”), the favorite lottery type of Sabah people. You just select a 4-digit number from 0000 to 9999 then bet on it. Though most Malaysians hate mathematics class, 4D is the coolest number game for us.

4-digit and jackpot lottery
Yes, we all knows that the chance of winning is slim. More likely it’s money wasted but somehow it’s a nice form of mental entertainment, and hey, for RM1.15, you can’t even buy a coke, so it’s not really a big lost. In many cases, we will shout at the result in delight “OH XYZ, I only miss by one number!” and smile to one another, as if we are one step closer to our dream. Some don’t play lottery and say “not buying is winning”. Well, if you never try, for sure the next million-dollar jackpot winner is never you. “No try No luck”.

Sabahans are so obsessed with 4D that if you tell them, “I saw a ghost last night.” ALL of us will reply spontaneously, “Did you ask him for 4D number?” So funny.. Anyway, some gamblers do summon the ghost for numbers.

ghost
Would you ask a ghost for lottery number?

For unknown reason, Chinese thinks that windfall is controlled by spiritual world. If your luck comes, a hidden force will hint you via different channels, for example, plate number of a car in accident, numbers appear in your dream, and any number shown up in unusual occasion.

When I was in Beaufort town, the locals told me that there is an amazing “Lottery Rock” (Chinese calls it “发财石”) that answers the prayer of gamblers, and some of them really won lottery. Based on very limited info, I tried to look for this rock which is located between Beaufort and Sipitang. After asking two villagers during the search, finally I found it a few KM before the junction to Weston town.

Lottery Rock next to roadside

hut of Lottery Rock
FYI, this rock is about 27 Kilometers (KM) away from Beaufort. When you head to Sipitang from Beaufort, just pay attention at the left side of the road after you pass by SK Maraba school and see the “25 Sipitang” signage. You will see a boardwalk shortly, like photos above.

Below is the location map of its exact location:

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shaded boardwalk to Lottery Rock
The shaded boardwalk will lead you to the golden Lottery Rock. This is an impressive big structure for an “unnamed” god. Even the God of Earth usually gets a 2×2 feet altar. To repay Lottery Rock for helping them to win lottery, the gamblers build wooden shelter, boardwalk, cement foundation, floor tiles, etc. for it.

numbers on Lottery Rock hut
I started to see scribbling of numbers the moment I walked in.

Lottery Rock (发财石)

Lottery Rock with gold paint

gold Lottery Rock
They even paint the Lottery Rock with shiny golden paint, so don’t get mistaken that it’s a gold rock ok, LOL.

Lottery numbers
Got any lucky number in mind? Just write it and make a wish.

lottery numbers for bet
Don’t limit yourself to 4D numbers. You may try jackpot numbers too. I guess Lottery Rock can read numbers in Chinese?

numbers for Lottery Rock
Since Lottery Rock has magical power, I believe it can understand your request in Malay language too.

shiny Lottery Rock

numbers with names of lottery company
You may see words like TOTO, Magnum, Lotto88 and STC (Sandakan Turf Club). These are the names of lottery companies. To make the job of Lottery Rock easier, it’s nice that some specified the company and even the draw date. Otherwise you will have to buy the same number from 4 companies, just to be safe.

numbers on Lottery Rock
The surface of Lottery Rock is full of 4D, 6D and jackpot numbers. I was told that whenever someone win big prize, he/she will repaint the rock with different color. When the rock surface is out of space, people will write the numbers everywhere in the hut. Do take note that if you win the lottery but you break your promise to the rock, you will be hit by bad luck, in serious case, death.

numbers on small Lottery Rock
Even the small rock next to Lottery Rock also benefits from its fame.

Lottery Rock and termite nest
See the termite nest next to the rock? People believe termite nest is a sign of presence of god.

You may watch the short video below to take a tour:

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When I was busy in photo-taking alone, I saw smoke coming from the rock and I heard something moving behind the rock. I felt a chill on my spine.

chicken next to Lottery Rock
Phew… it was just a chicken behind the rock.

burning incense
And the smoke was coming from the burning incense. Look at the 6D and 4D numbers in the container.

chicken eating offering
Actually the chicken was enjoying the biscuit, the offering left by the gambler for the rock. The left eye of this chicken is blind.

offering for Lottery Rock
There are other offering such as betel nuts and leaves.

rubbish next to Lottery Rock
However, those offering accumulate and rot, turning this place into a smelly dumping ground.

please keep clean
The notice sign reads, “To show your respect to the god of rock, please keep this place clean and don’t litter after worship. Thank you for your cooperation.”

Lottery Rock thinking of numbers
Ok, you might be curious, how did an ordinary rock become a popular magical rock?
Someone say, in the past, to construct the road between Beaufort and Sipitang, a group of workers moved away a rock that obstructed the way. However, later they discovered this rock came back to its original location. There are many taboo in construction industry, they believe this rock is occupied with spirit and shall not be moved. When a termite nest appeared next to it, people think this rock may bring wealth, so they prayed for winning lottery. And some did win, the rock becomes famous, so more and more people worship it until today.

matching number on Lottery Rock
Though I was hanging there for less than an hour, there were already two cars stopped by to visit and worship this rock. One of them told me that a number “5311” written on the rock won 2nd prize, by his friend the previous day. That’s why he also comes here to worship the rock. I checked the newspaper and he was right. If you pay attention to all my photos above, you would have noticed that 5311 appears 4 times in different spots.

my lottery bet
Ok, as I was there, why don’t I also try my luck? I bought lottery tickets for 3 numbers, I never win a lottery in my life, please wish me luck. XD

Photos taken in Beaufort, Sabah, Malaysia Borneo

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  • jipp

    HAHA! I don’t even know how to comment on this. I’ve never known the existence of this rock. But yes, a lot of Sabahan ppl are damn crazy and obsessive about winning a lottery. Good luck with your number/s. 😀

  • mysabah

    Agree with you Jipp. To me, the behavior of gamblers is more interesting than the rock itself.  😀

  • Servant of God

    God created all people and even the earth and the rock. Worship our living God who are in Heaven not a rock. May God open ur heart and i believe Sabah wl be govern well by those who win for God is fair to His people. 

  • On top of the list is look for the popular numbers in the lottery. They
    must be your first numbers to be included in your ticket listing.

  • zalma

    Assalamuaikum..!!!
    Kami sekeluarga mengucapkan banyak terimakasih
    kepada aki balapati atas bantuannya saya menang togel
    yang 3x nya ,pekerjaan saya sehari-harinya cuma menjual mainan
    yang pendapatannya tidak seberapa,buat biaya anak sekolah aja tidak cukup
    apalagi untuk mencukupi kebutuhan hidup keluarga sehari-harinya….
    suatu hari saya tidak sengaja mendengar pembicaraan teman saya mengenai
    prediksi aki balapati yang katanya bisa mengeluarkan
    angka togel yang di jamin tembus,akhirnya
    saya bertanya kepada teman saya, dan teman saya memberikan nomor aki balapati
    dan saya pun menghubunginya..?? Berkat bantuan aki balapati yang
    telah memberikan anka “GHOIB” nya 4D dan alhamdulillah itu
    ternyata terbukti. lagi…sekarang anak saya bisa lanjut sekolah lagi
    itu semua atas berkat bantuan aki balapati,bagi anda yang penggemar togel
    ingin merubah nasib melalui angka2 goip yang di jamin 100% kemenangan hbg aki balapati
    di nmr;_0_8_5_3_9_2_3_3_2_8_8_8_, ini bukti nyata bukan rekayasa,mana ada
    kemenangan tanpa keberanian dan kejujuran,saatnya kita perlu bukti
    bukan sekedar janji2,hanya aki balapati yang bisa menjamin 100% kesuksesan,anda
    perlu bukti hbg sekarang aki balapati nya,terima kasih