Lottery Singapore is a form of gambling that offers people a chance to win a prize based on the drawing of numbers. The prizes may include cash or goods. While lottery betting is not as harmful as other forms of gambling, it is still addictive and can cause financial problems if it becomes a habit. Those who have won the lottery should be aware of their risk and take steps to prevent it from becoming a problem.
Police warned the public to be wary of lottery scams, after 55 people lost more than $376,000 to them. The victims were asked to transfer money or pay administrative fees in order to claim their winnings, but the scammers would then disappear. A Facebook post shared by the police urged people to use the ScamShield app and report any suspicious messages on WhatsApp and other platforms.
One woman, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Straits Times she was among those who fell victim to the scam. She had bought a Singapore Pools ticket from an outlet in Toa Payoh Central and was hoping to win the Hong Bao Draw prize of $2.3 million. She said she has been saving up for a new flat and will buy a condo if she wins the jackpot.
People who wish to know about the results of the Singapore Pools lotteries can check them on their website or download the mobile app. They can also set up email alerts to be notified after the draws are made. People can also watch the live broadcast of the draws at selected outlets.