Singapore has a vibrant lottery scene. It has many varieties of lotteries such as 4D, Toto and Big Sweep. It also has several lottery agents and bookmakers that offer these lotteries.
Despite its popularity, there are certain things that one should know before entering a lottery shop in Singapore. The first thing to understand is the rules of the game.
In order to win a prize, you need to match all of the winning numbers in the lottery. There are two ways to do this – ordinary entry and system entry.
Ordinary entry: This method costs less than a system bet and offers players a higher chance of winning. The player only selects five numbers from a pool of 1 to 49. The sixth number is considered a rolling ball and determines the winning jackpot and lower prize tiers.
The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 13,983,816. They are slightly better than those of the US Powerball and Eurojackpot, but they still aren’t great.
A group of colleagues from a local cab company had their lives turned upside down when they found out that they won S$1 million in the Toto lottery on 11 February 2022. A Facebook post shared by the group said that they were unable to collect the ticket as the friend who helped them buy it went missing.
They tried everything they could to find out the identity of their friend – from texting and PayNow transactions to a photo of the winning ticket – but to no avail. Eventually, the authorities were able to intervene and help them out.