The lottery is one of the most popular forms of gambling in Singapore. It can be played online or at local retail outlets, and offers a wide range of prizes. However, it is important to be aware of the risks associated with it.
The only legal lottery operator in Singapore is Singapore Pools (Private) Limited, which is a subsidiary of the Tote Board, a statutory board under the Ministry of Finance. It offers three main lotteries and a variety of sports betting markets.
The four-digit lottery was first introduced in 1968 and is the most popular form of Singapore lottery. The game is available for purchase from all Singapore Pools outlets across the island. Its draws are held every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 6.30 PM SG time.
Toto – Another form of lottery in Singapore is TOTO, which was released on the market in 1968 and is operated by Singapore Pools. It is also the second most popular type of lottery, right behind 4-Digits.
TOTO involves choosing six numbers from a pool of 1 to 49, with an additional number selected to determine the jackpot prize amount. The minimum price for a Toto ticket is $1, GST included.
Sweep – The third type of lottery is Singapore Sweep, which was first introduced in 1969. It is a monthly draw and can offer a prize of up to $2.3 million.
The results of the draws for Singapore Sweep are announced on the first Wednesday of each month. The minimum prize for a winning ticket is $1,000, while the maximum can be up to $2.3 million. The tickets can be purchased from national authorized retailers for $3.