Lottery Singapore

Lottery Singapore

Lottery Singapore is the only legal lottery operator in Singapore. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tote Board, a statutory board under the Ministry of Finance. It offers Singaporeans a variety of lotteries, including 4D and TOTO, which are sold at any Singapore Pools outlet across the island.

Winnings from the lottery are considered as a windfall and do not need to be declared in your Income Tax Return in Singapore. However, it is advisable to set up a financial plan and manage your winnings responsibly.

The Singapore Pools Lotteries

There are three different lottery games offered by Singapore Pools: Toto, 4D and Singapore Sweep. All of them have multiple tiers and cash prizes, but the odds of winning vary from one to another.


TOTO is the oldest and most popular of Singapore’s lotteries, having first been launched in 1968. It has a jackpot prize that ranges from a minimum of $1,000,000 to a maximum of $3.2 million. It also features two additional entry forms that can be used to optimize your chances of winning.

4D and TOTO draws

The four different Singapore Pools lotteries each have their own specific draw schedules and payout structures. These include the 4D lottery, which has 23 sets of winning four-digit numbers drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 6.30 pm. The TOTO lottery has six groups of winning two-digit numbers drawn on Mondays and Thursdays at 6.30 pm.

A woman in Singapore stumbled upon a troubling problem when she was asked to purchase lottery tickets by a friend, who then ran off with the winnings. She gathered evidence in the form of text conversations, PayNow transactions and a photo of the ticket before contacting the police for help. She says the police deemed it to be a matter between private parties, and were unable to intervene.