Singapore is a popular destination for lottery enthusiasts from around the world. They come to the city-state for a number of reasons, including the high number of betting outlets and legal gambling options.
Lottery Singapore is operated by Singapore Pools, a subsidiary of the Tote Board, and is the only operator licensed to run lotteries in the country. It has more than 210 outlets throughout Singapore and offers players a wide range of affordable and exciting games.
Toto (or TOTO) is a legalized lottery game that has been sold in Singapore since 1968. It is owned by Singapore Pools, the only legal lottery operator in the country and is one of the most popular types of gambling activity.
TOTO is played by selecting 6 numbers from 1 to 49 and paying a minimum of $1 per ticket. The lottery is drawn twice a week, Monday and Thursday. The jackpots start at S$1 million and the prizes are distributed amongst 7 prize tiers.
The last financial year of the Tote Board showed a strong increase in the amount of money spent on lottery and sports bets. This figure reached a record of SGD9.2 billion, up 40 percent from the previous year. This is in part due to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the return of international sports tournaments.