In conjunction with their brand new show that will run from 26 – 30 Jan 2010, at 8.00pm every night, J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning successfully predicted the top prize for the 4D lottery on 27 Jan 2010.
"They had a one in 10000 chance of predicting the first prize 4D number for
Wednesday's draw - 5853 - and they did."
~ Channel News Asia
"LOCAL celebrity illusionists, Ning Cai and JC Sum, have succeeded in their "psychological illusion stunt" of predicting a winning 4D number in Wednesday's draw." ~ AsiaOne
"IT WAS a feat they had never performed before - predicting four numbers for
the 4D national lottery." ~ The Straits Times
The official video of J C & Ning's highly successful "The Impossible 4D Prediction" is now online.
Complete Story of a Psychological Illusion here.
After a full week of anticipation and excitement, “Singapore’s Celebrity Magic Duo” (Channel News Asia), J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning finally revealed their 4D lottery prediction to a hall packed with media, fans and members of the public.
“Asia’s most famous illusionists” (The Straits Times) not only succeeded with their prediction of the top prize 4D numbers “5853” but their revelation included many twists and surprises.
At about 6.45pm, after the results for the 4D lottery were announced by Singapore Pools, the prediction, previously locked into two tamper-proof clear boxes that had been suspended high outside St James Power Station for the past 5 days, was brought down for the first time.
The prediction, sealed in two tamper-proof boxes hung in full public view for 5 days
Under the scrutiny of dozens of media and cameras as well as Ms Ranita Sundra (Deputy Director, Arts & Entertainment, Singapore Tourism Board), who had been auditing the prediction from the start, the locked boxes were opened and the red envelope containing the prediction was removed. To ensure that there would be no trickery or last minute switches or secret additions, Ms Sundra, was invited to handle the red envelope at all times.
In a surprise twist, before the prediction was shown, it was revealed that a cheque for $10,000, written out to the Children’s Cancer Foundation, had also been placed into the red envelope one week ago, along with the prediction.
On stage, J C & Ning explained that they were so confident that they would predict the winning 4D numbers that they included the cheque as a donation to a cause they believed in. The cheque was then presented to Mr Ravi Sivalingam, Chairman of the Children’s Cancer Foundation, who accepted the donation on the charity’s behalf.
Only then, was the typewritten & signed prediction taken out of the red packet by Ms Sundra and shown to the audience to be 100% correct.
In a final twist, the magic duo revealed that while they did correctly predict the top prize winning number, they intentionally bought a lottery ticket with a number that they knew would not win; the numbers “0000”.
J C & Ning explained: “We have fulfilled every claim that we have made from the start. We said we would predict the winning 4D numbers and we would buy a single ticket with a single number. But, we never said we would buy a ticket with the number that we predicted.
The prediction being brought down for the first time after 5 days.
Ms Ranita Sundra (Deputy Director, Arts & Entertainment, Singapore Tourism Board)
verifying that the seals she signed were still intact.
The prediction being escorted back to the stage.
The double-encase prediction being removed.
The red envelope containing the prediction was not handled by J C or Ning at anytime during the revelation.
The cheque, placed along with the prediction, was presented as a donation to the Children's Cancer Foundation.
Ms Sundra removing the 100% correct prediction and showing it to the audience.
The actual printed prediction along with the lottery ticket
The live 4D results for the revelation were powered by www.live4D.sg.
Since its announcement on 18 Jan 2010, J C & Ning’s latest stunt has made news headlines throughout Asia and created frenzy in the online world in blogs, forums and social networking sites. The buzz created by “The Impossible 4D Prediction” made the term “magic babe ning” the #1 searched item on Yahoo Singapore on 21 Jan 2010. Their successful prediction was also one of the top stories on Google News Singapore as well as the top entertainment story on 29 Jan 2010, 11am.
Traditional & new media that have covered the stunt include:
J C & Ning’s latest psychological illusion stunt will coincide with their latest show Sexy Magic/ Urban Illusions, which runs at The Boiler Room @ St James Power Station from 26 - 30 Jan 2010 (Tue - Sat) at 8.00pm every night.
The 2009 Merlin Awards for “Most Original Illusionists of the Year” will showcase their unique brand of sexy urban illusions and engaging personalities in what will be their “most exciting stage illusion show ever”!
implies, “Sexy Magic/ Urban Illusions” will
tantalize audiences with unique
illusions that include a fiery opening illusion act, a surreal
floating head illusion and an impossible roller coaster sawing in half
"Sexy Magic/ Urban Illusions" is a 60-minute show and will be staged at St James Power Station’s “The Boiler Room” outlet that holds 200 people in a free seating/ standing club environment.
Tickets are priced at S$40 per person.
Each ticket includes ONE standard drink
Children under 16 years of age will not be admitted.