Lottery Singapore is a subsidiary of the Tote Board, a government-owned statutory board that regulates sports betting and lottery games. Its main products include 4-D, Toto and Singapore Sweep.
The company was established on 23 May 1968 as a way to curb illegal gambling syndicates in the country. Since then, it has been the only lottery operator allowed to run lotteries in Singapore.
Toto (pronounced ta-too) is a popular lottery game in Singapore, with jackpots starting at S$1 million. The game has a standard gameplay, requiring players to choose six numbers from a number pool that ranges from 1 to 49.
TOTO draws are held twice a week, on Monday and Thursday. You can buy a TOTO ticket online or at authorised outlets.
Winnings on TOTO are tax-exempt, meaning you can keep your prize money. But if you do win, you need to present your TOTO ticket and identification at the Singapore Pools main branch to claim your winnings.
The odds of winning TOTO are quite low compared to other lotteries in the world, with 1 in 13,983,816 for the jackpot. However, you can increase your chances of winning by choosing a bonus ball and by matching at least three of the jackpot numbers.
Hong Bao Draw and Singapore Sweep are also part of the Singapore Pools lottery line-up, with prizes ranging from $13 to $2.3 million. The top prize on the latter is shared among eight winners.
While many Singaporeans try to boost their winning odds by visiting lottery outlets that have been “blessed by the Fortune God”, you should be aware of official statistics if you want to maximise your chances of hitting big. Below are the top 10 lucky Singapore Pools outlets and authorised retailers for 4D and TOTO, according to their winning frequencies from official sources.