The Singapore Toto Lottery is a lottery game that is regulated by the government. The game involves numbers from 1 – 49 and requires players to select a total of 6 numbers. It is a popular form of gambling in Singapore and has seen its participation rates rise to over 58%. However, the lottery is only available for locals and if you want to play it online, you will have to find a site that offers it.
The TOTO lottery was established as a way to moderate illegal gambling in Singapore back in 1968. It was first launched in a hand-drawn form but gradually became more enhanced over the decades. In 1981, for instance, it was modified from a non-progressive jackpot to one that increases in each draw. This increase in prize pool led to more jackpot winners.
According to the NTUC Income Tax Department, Lottery Singapore is one of the most popular forms of gambling in the country. In fact, it is the fourth most popular in terms of overall gambling expenditures. In 2021, it was estimated that more than SGD9.2 billion (US$6.8 billion) was spent on Lottery Singapore and sports betting products.
Lottery Singapore is run by the state-owned gaming company known as Singapore Pools. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tote Board, a statutory board under the Ministry of Finance. In addition to its lottery operations, the company also runs sports betting and is the sole legal totalisator for association football and motor racing betting in the country.