Buying lottery tickets is a convenient and fun way to earn money. Players can play online, on a tablet, or even on a mobile phone. Online lotteries offer faster draws and a wider selection of games. There are also mobile applications that allow you to view results of previous draws.
The Private Lotteries Act defines lottery as “the method or scheme for acquiring money or other property through the game of chance.” In Singapore, lottery is regulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Gambling Regulatory Unit, and the Totalisator Board. There are several lottery games in Singapore, but the most popular are Sweep, Toto, and 4D.
Sweep and Toto are organized by Singapore Pools, a socially responsible gaming operator. This government-owned entity has over 300 branches, and its profits are donated to a variety of causes. Moreover, Singapore Pools is the only legal lottery operator in Singapore.
The Toto format was changed from five-to-nine numbers to six-to-fourty-four in 1997, and the jackpot prize was increased from SGD$300,000 to SGD$500,000. In 2014, the jackpot prize was increased to SGD$1 million. The Toto jackpot rolls over to the next drawing.
The Singapore Toto Lotto has two drawings a week, one on Monday and the other on Thursday. In each draw, seven numbers are drawn, including the numbers that have been drawn for each prize. The player wins the jackpot if the six numbers on his ticket match the drawn numbers. Moreover, the player has the option to select his own numbers.