Lottery Singapore offers a range of lottery games and sports betting products. You can play these online through desktop computers, mobile phones or tablets. You can also buy lottery tickets at lottery kiosks at malls or shopping centres. You can also buy your ticket from overseas agents, but this is a risky option.
There are three main Singapore lotteries: 4-D, Toto and Singapore Sweep. These lottery games offer several tiers of cash prizes and can be a great way to win big.
4D: The most popular and highest winning amount is the 4D jackpot, which can be worth S$1 million or more. The prize is awarded to those who match all 23 sets of winning 4D numbers drawn. The odds of claiming the jackpot are 1 in 13,983,816, which is slightly better than some other big international lotteries, but not quite as good as US Powerball or Eurojackpot.
Toto: The second most popular lottery is Toto, which was founded in 1968 and is held by Singapore Pools, the only legal lottery operator in the country. It is available from all Singapore Pools outlets, and the draw takes place every Monday and Thursday at 6.30pm SG time.
The Toto jackpot has six tiers, each with its own set of odds. The highest tier is awarded to those who match 5 correct numbers and the supplementary number, while the lowest tier is offered to those who guess only three numbers.
In terms of lottery participation, Mr Chua said that there has not been an increase in the incidence of pathological and problem gambling in Singapore, as compared to previous years. But he stressed that people need to exercise self-restraint and avoid gambling beyond their means. He encouraged family members and friends to be vigilant in checking for signs of gambling behaviour, especially if someone was winning large sums of money.