The lottery is a popular way to win money in Singapore. The only legal lottery operator in the country is Singapore Pools, and they offer a wide range of games. You can play online or at one of their branches.
A report published in 2022 by The Straits Times revealed that Singapore Pools – the sole statutory lottery operator in the country – saw a 40 per cent increase in the amount of money spent on its lotteries and sports betting in the last financial year compared with the previous year. The amount jumped to $9.2 billion, which was the highest since the Tote Board started keeping tabs on such spending in 2006.
Covid-19 and Problem Gambling
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NSF) is concerned about the increase in gambling in Singapore. Mr Chua Chin Hui, the NSF’s chief executive, said: “Individuals need to exercise personal responsibility and avoid betting beyond their means, as this can lead to problems such as financial loss and dependence.”
Toto and 4D
The Toto and 4-D lottery are both owned by Singapore Pools. The Toto lottery is drawn twice a week and requires you to choose six numbers, while the 4D lottery involves 23 sets of winning four-digit numbers. The 4D draw is held every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 6.30 pm.
Established in 1969, the Singapore Sweep lottery is a popular game among Singaporeans. Each draw involves 19 seven-digit numbers, and you can buy a ticket for $3. The top prize can be up to $2 million.