Da Ma Cai draws are conducted every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 7.00pm. In addition to these three standard draws a week, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) may from time to time grant the Company approval to conduct Special Draws, which are usually held on Tuesday at 7.00pm.
The draws may be conducted at any location as may be determined by the Company from time to time, including the following locations:
Da Ma Cai draws are conducted by our Company officials together with guest officials, external auditors and public witnesses.
Da Ma Cai draws are unique, whereby the main winning numbers are determined by a designated horse race. Prior to the draw, the Company designates the horse race which is then certified by the external auditors and made known to the public witnesses. The results of this designated horse race will determine the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for the Damacai draw.
Da Ma Cai draws are conducted using eight transparent electromechanical drums, consisting of one Horse Drum, six Numbers Drums and one Bonus Drum.
The Horse Drum is marked "H" and contains the number of balls corresponding to the number of horses in the designated race. Each ball is marked with a number from "1" to "13". The six Numbers Drums are marked "1", "2", "3", "4", “5”, “6” respectively and contain 10 balls each from "0" to "9".
The numbers drawn simultaneously from Numbers Drums shall constitute the winning numbers for the respective Da Ma Cai Game. First, 10 six-digit numbers are drawn from the six Numbers Drums to constitute the 10 consolation winning numbers. Next, 13 six-digit numbers are drawn from the six Numbers Drums in tandem with the Horse Drum to constitute the three main winning numbers and the 10 starter winning numbers, whereby each horse shall carry one six-digit number drawn. Any six-digit number not assigned to a horse shall automatically become a starter prize.
The three main winning numbers are determined by the results of the designated horse race, whereby the six-digit number drawn and carried by the winning horse in the designated race shall constitute the 1st Prize, whereas the six-digit number drawn and carried by the horse in the second place and third place in the designated race shall constitute the 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize respectively for the Da Ma Cai draw. The remaining six-digit numbers drawn shall constitute the starter prizes.
The last 3-digits of the three main 6-digits numbers drawn are the winning numbers for the 3D Game. The last 4-digits of all 6-digits numbers drawn are the winning numbers for the 1+3D Game. The results for the 1+3D Jackpot Game and 3D Jackpot Game are based on the results drawn for the 1+3D Game and 3D Game respectively.
The entire 6-digit numbers drawn are the winning numbers for the 3+3D Bonus Game. The three main numbers of the 3+3D Bonus Game each contains a Bonus Zodiac, to be determined by drawing from the Bonus Drum marked with "B". The drum contains 12 balls, that corresponds to the twelve Chinese Zodiac of “Rat”, “Ox”, “Tiger”, “Rabbit”, “Dragon”, “Snake”, “Horse”, “Goat”, “Monkey”, “Rooster”, “Dog” and “Boar”. Each ball are marked in Chinese and English word for the respective Chinese Zodiac. The Bonus Zodiac drawn will determine the winner(s) for the Bonus Prize Money for the 1st Prize, 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize category of the 3+3D Bonus Game respectively.
Apart from the participation of public, Da Ma Cai draws are conducted in the presence of external auditors to ensure that the draw process complies with established procedures. Da Ma Cai draw proceedings are video-taped and the recordings are reviewed to ensure that Da Ma Cai draws are conducted with the highest standards of transparency and integrity without any compromise in security.