Singapore is the home of lotteries and there are a number of ways to play them. The most popular ones include 4D and Toto, which can be played from any of the Singapore Pools outlets across the island.
Winning at the lottery can help you to improve your financial status if it comes in the form of a prize or inheritance, but it’s not something to rely on without taking precautions. In fact, as much as 70% of people who inherit a large sum of money end up losing it all because they don’t know what to do with it.
In a recent post in an online Chinese forum, a woman shared that she had a friend who was responsible for making her lottery bets on her behalf. Eventually, she won S$200,000, but the ticket was never handed over to her.
The woman gathered evidence to prove her claim, including text conversations with her friend, transactions and a picture of the winning ticket. She approached the police but they were unable to intervene, as they deemed it to be a matter between private parties.
Those who win at the lottery are not taxed on their winnings. However, if you are playing from outside of the country, you may be required to pay taxes on your prize in accordance with local laws.
Aside from being a source of income, lottery winnings can also have psychological benefits for those who receive them. According to a study, lottery wins increase household members’ self-reported health.