Whether you’ve just moved to Singapore or you’re here on business, you may be curious about playing the lottery. But how do you know which lotteries are safe and what are the odds?
Lottery games in Singapore are popular among locals and tourists. The latest survey by the National Council on Problem Gambling found that 44 per cent of Singaporeans and permanent residents aged 18 and older polled said they bet on at least one form of gambling activity in 2019.
There are three main types of lottery games available in Singapore: 4-D, TOTO, and Singapore Sweep. Each of these offers different appealing features that can be a good fit for different people.
TOTO is a simple game where you pick 6 numbers plus an additional number for a chance to win the jackpot. The jackpot is typically worth around S$1 million, and there are many smaller prizes for players who match 3 or 4 numbers.
The TOTO lottery is offered twice a week, with each draw taking place at a time and place convenient for the majority of the country. The winning numbers are drawn from a pool of 49.
A recent survey conducted by the National Council on Problem Gambling revealed that 4-D and Toto are the most popular lottery games in Singapore. In the 2021/22 financial year, the amount of money placed on these bets hit its highest point ever, at $9.2 billion, with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions boosting bets.