Lottery Singapore is the sole and exclusive state operator that offers lotteries, horse racing, and sports betting. These games can be played online and at their outlets, which are located in shopping malls and other establishments across Singapore.
The popularity of Lottery Singapore increased significantly last year, with entry collections rising 43% from the previous financial year, according to the Tote Board. This is a good sign that the country has re-embraced gambling, after a long break.
There are three main types of lottery in Singapore, namely 4 Digits (also known as 4-D), Toto, and Singapore Sweep. They offer different prize tiers, ranging from S$1 to a million dollars.
Toto is a game of chance in which players choose six numbers from 1 to 49. The jackpot is awarded if the player matches at least three of the drawn numbers. The minimum cost of a ticket is S$1, and the price rises as more numbers are added to the ticket.
The odds of winning a Toto prize are not high, but the prizes are worth it. The jackpot can be won twice a week, and the prize is split amongst seven prize tiers.
In addition to the standard 6 number draw, Toto also offers two additional entries form offerings to boost your odds of winning. These forms can be bought online or at a Singapore Pools outlet for $1, and are available only during certain hours.
The resumption of global sporting events and the relaxing of COVID-19 measures in Singapore have made lotteries and sports betting more popular. The Tote Board reported that SGD9.2 billion was spent on these activities in the last financial year, a significant increase from the previous one.