The lottery has long been a popular form of gambling, and in Singapore, it’s a legitimate way to win big prizes. However, the odds of winning a prize vary between different games, and the rules can be confusing to new players.
The top lottery games in Singapore include 4D, TOTO and Sweep. All these games are run by Singapore Pools, a licensed gambling provider.
Singapore Pools operates a number of lottery outlets around the city, as well as online platforms for players to buy tickets. These outlets also sell merchandise items, and some offer live draws.
Toto, for example, is a very popular game with a $2 million jackpot. It’s easy to play and can be played both online and offline, as long as you have a minimum of S$1 in your wallet.
You can purchase Toto tickets online, at lottery outlets or from authorised agents. You must be at least 21 years of age to play Toto, and you must have a valid NRIC or employment pass.
If you’re a non-Singapore resident, you can also play TOTO at Singapore Pools outlets or through an authorised agent. You’ll need to have a valid online account with a Singapore Pools agent, and a valid NRIC or employment pass.
In its last financial year, the Tote Board reported a 40 per cent jump in wagers on 4-D and Toto. That meant that gamblers spent SGD9.2 billion (US$6.8 billion) on lotteries and sports, the highest figure the statutory body has reported in four years.