The lottery games in Singapore are organized by a company called Singapore Pools. It came into existence in 1968 and aims to curb illegal gambling and betting activities by establishing legal lotteries and games.
Singapore Pools operates 3 legal lotteries: Toto, 4D, and Singapore Sweep. It also generates funding for social and charitable causes.
Ticket purchases and payouts are facilitated by more than 300 outlets located across the island. Some are open 24 hours a day.
TOTO is a game in which players choose 5 numbers from 1 to 49 and one additional number (called the supplementary number). The odds of winning are 1 in 54 million.
The main prize is a $1 million dollar jackpot. In addition to the jackpot, there are 6 other tiers of prizes. The highest tier awards the first prize winner, followed by the second prize.
If you are in Singapore, you can purchase your tickets at a Singapore Pools store. Then, you can check your results on their website. However, this is not possible if you are in another country.
Ang Siew Wah, a 60-year-old woman, was sentenced to nine weeks in jail on Wednesday after violating Covid-19 laws by leaving her home to eat, get vaccinated and collect her lottery winnings while under a quarantine order last year.
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