Lottery Singapore is the only lottery operator that is legally allowed to run lottery games in Singapore. They are governed by the Tote Board, a statutory body under the Ministry of Finance. It also operates horse racing and sports betting, as well as fruit machines (jackpot) and casino games.
The company has three main lotteries – 4D, Toto and Singapore Sweep – with different tiers of cash prizes. Each has its own rules and draw schedules. For example, a prize in the 4D lottery can be awarded if a player matches all 23 sets of winning numbers drawn.
A prize in TOTO is won if all six numbers and an additional number are correctly chosen. The draw takes place every Monday and Thursday at 6.30 pm SG time.
Winnings in TOTO are disbursed as cheques at the Singapore Pools Main Branch (210 Middle Road, Singapore 188994) from Mondays to Fridays, 8am – 4.30pm, excluding Public Holidays. In addition, prize winners can claim prizes via online banking or by visiting the Singapore Pools Customer Care Centre.
Playing responsibly is important when playing Singapore Pools’ lottery games. Individuals should avoid placing a bet that could adversely affect their lifestyle or finances.
If you win a prize, do not take money out of your account until you have consulted an expert or professional financial advisor to ensure that the winnings are legal and will not damage your financial status. It is also a good idea to seek advice from the National Council on Problem Gambling, as they can provide guidance and support for individuals who have gambling problems.